distinctive fine art nature photography by Michael G. Gabridge

Purchasing Information--Note New Items and Price Reductions.

All of the images in this website are available for purchase. Most were captured on film (35 mm and medium format), and then scanned in order to create digital files. We offer PRINTS, FLOATING FRAMES, NOTE CARDS, and BOOKS. You might also wish to consider GIFT CERTIFICATES, or STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY.

PRINTS: The images are provided on photographic paper of archival quality, meaning that with proper care (displayed under glass, and kept out of direct sunlight), the colors will remain true for many years (at least 75, and probably more).

The 8x10 inch prints are generated by the artist on an HP printer with Vivera inks and using high gloss photo paper. The 16x20 inch prints are done by Fine Print Imaging using their trademarked "Lumira" process which converts the information in a digital file to the print on Fuji Crystal (glossy) archive paper. These larger images are known for their exceptional sharpness, color saturation, and color accuracy.

All prints are signed by the artist, who personally inspects each final order and does the packaging. They are done in limited editions (150 for the 8x10s, and 50 for the 16x20s) and each is numbered.

In terms of mats and frames, there is an infinite variety of possibilities and combinations. Hence, we provide the large prints only and allow you to make the final selections on colors, textures, wood or metal, size, and any other special requirements you might have. You can do-it-yourself using materials available at almost any craft store, or you can work with your favorite frame shop. That way, you get precisely what you need to match your décor. The small prints come in a white mat to protect them since they're shipped flat.

Price (each): 8"x10" (matted): $35     16"x20" (print only): $135

To order standard sized images, simply click on buttons below the images in any of the galleries. If you'd like alternate, or larger sizes, just email us with your selection (Portfolio, and image number) and the desired size, and we will arrange delivery and billing.

Shipping (U. S. Postal Service, Priority/Insured) of prints is provided at no cost to the customer (express shipments can be arranged, at cost). The large (16x20) prints arrive in a protective plastic sleeve and are rolled and inserted into a sturdy shipping tube to minimize cost and time in transit. Just remove them from the tube and store them flat before matting and framing.


Floating Frames

Floating Frames
This is a unique presentation created especially for the "Aspen Abstracts" portfolio. The image is printed on a special, clear transparency film which is then inserted between 2 panes of glass glazing, and is next encased in a black wooden frame (9"x11") edged in oak. The frame is finally affixed onto a hand-finished solid oak base (2.5" x 10.5 " x 0.5" thick).

The image of the aspen leaves almost appears to float in air. It is truly distinctive, and each is a signed and numbered limited edition. It makes an excellent gift for almost any occasion, and/or serves as an excellent memento of the Rocky Mountain region.

Price (each): $57 (plus shipping and handling @ $9.95 each)
"Aspen Inkblot" Float Frame (Item FLOT-003)
"Aspen Study" Float Frame (Item FLOT-001)
"Autumn Begins" Float Frame (Item FLOT-011)
"Aspen Leaves" Float Frame (Item FLOT-004)
"Aspen Autumn" Float Frame (Item FLOT-006)

BOOKS: We now have available a full color portfolio of Aspen images, "Awesome Aspens." This book makes a wonderful souvenir of a visit to the Rocky Mountains. It features 40 pages of images of Aspen leaves, landscapes, trees, and abstracts. They capture the splendid colors from all of the seasons and reveal the intricate detail of the Aspen leaves themselves. There is something memorable about the elegant simplicity of the Aspen. The book features a high gloss, thick paperback cover with extra heavy paper stock for the pages to best display the shapes, line, and colors. It makes a great gift for nearly any occasion.

books master image (35K)

Price (each): $27 (plus shipping and handling @ $3.95)
"Awesome Aspens" book (Item AspenBook)

New Publication!
Michael has just published a photo book that contains his very best close-up images. Entitled "Nature is a Work of Art", it features a portfolio of specimens that include mushrooms, flowers, shells, aspen leaves, and butterflies. Hardcover; glossy; 8x10 inches; 70 pages in full color.

new book image (35K)

Price (each): $45 (plus shipping and handling @ $3.95)
"Nature is a Work of Art" book (Item NatureBook)

GIFT CERTIFICATES: These make a great gift idea, since the recipient can choose the precise item that they want. Just contact us for details.

TAX Note: All prints, cards, books, and gift certificates (and shipping) will require 2.9% sales tax for Colorado residents. Estes Park and Larimer County residents have a total tax of 7.7%. Out of state (non-Colorado) are not subject to sales tax.

STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY: If you would like to use one of our images in any secondary use (as in a brochure, book, advertisement, etc), one-time rights to any of the images shown here on this website can be obtained for a modest usage fee. Please note that we have a very large collection of aspens, general nature photography, and landscapes beyond what is shown here. Just contact Michael describing your specific needs and to obtain details regarding stock usage.

COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS AND DESIGNER/DECORATOR USES: The artist would be pleased to work with interior decorators, designers, architects, and others who need graphics for special projects and/or large quantities of images. In such cases, we are pleased to offer a professional discount and special attention to your specific client needs. Feel free to contact the artist via email or phone.

Michael Gabridge
615 Park River Place
Estes Park, CO 80517