This is it! Without further ado, I refer you to....
If you'd like to see larger JPEGs of the images, click on the images above or click here.
By the way, "Pahoehoe" (according to the USGS) "is a Hawaiian term for basaltic lava that has a smooth, hummocky, or ropy surface."
To recap, the prints are all about 10" wide in the horizontal dimension, with a generous border. The price for one print is $150, the price for a second print is $130, and if you buy all three the price for the third print is $110.
And now, backtracking a bit, a few more details of the sale I didn't cover last week:
• You can pay either by PayPal or by personal check this time. Ctein actually slightly prefers the latter, because then he doesn't have to pay PayPal's fees. But be sure to read and follow the instructions on the order page if you want to pay by check.
• Shipping costs to the U.S. are included. To Canada, it's an additional $10, and to the rest of the world, it's $30. Those costs are per order, not per print.
Sorry the international shipping is so high, but Ctein has to fill out elaborate Customs forms and stand in line at the Post Office for each order; the time and the cost aren't inconsequential.
As I mentioned earlier, only 125 prints of each picture are available. The sale will last until 8 a.m. Central U.S. Time Thursday, February 4th, or until the prints sell out, whichever comes first. Note that these are not editions, and the prints are not limited edition prints; it's just the number of prints available in this sale for this price. (Ctein's regular price for prints of this size is $400). When a print sells out, the PayPal order buttons will disappear from the Order Page, and I'll try to announce it here in as timely a fashion as I can.
About that word "only": 375 prints is a lot of prints, but it's less than half the number that were sold last go-round, and, back then, both Ctein and I received many late requests from people who missed the deadline and still wanted to purchase prints. Last time, one of the two photographs sold more than 100 prints in the first 24 hours. The price this time is higher, so these may take longer to sell out, but please bear in mind that we don't know how long the supply will last. When one photograph sells out, you won't be able to get that third-print price; when two sell out, you won't be able to get the second-print price. We can't guarantee that any particular picture will be available for the whole two-week duration of the sale.
Please do not e-mail Ctein with questions or requests for details or questions until you've read all the information we've posted. He's going to be very busy for the next month, and it would be a kindness to contact him only if necessary. Please read over the order page, this page, and the pre-announcement to see if your question hasn't already been answered.
Originals at your leisure
As in 2008, I'd like to offer my sincere thanks to Ctein for doing this. Obviously, the best way to familiarize oneself with excellent prints in various photographic media is to look at originals. Lots of us see prints in museums, and that's great; but it's even better to own one for yourself, so you can hold it in your hands, view it at your leisure in different kinds of light, see it without a pane of glass in between it and you, or hang it on your wall and live with it if you want to.
Ctein will make a decent amount of money on this sale (and TOP gets a cut too), and that's a good enough reason to do it. But, as any of you who watched the L-L video know, it's still a tremendous commitment and an awful lot of work for him—and, I think, a generous gesture for him to make. He could just as easily sit on his remaining supplies for his big-time clients. These days, there just aren't very many photographers who have even seen a dye transfer print. That situation will only get worse in time, as the remaining printers stop printing and the remaining supplies of materials dry up. So I'm pleased to be able to facilitate this offer to you—'tis a fine thing in my opinion. So, my thanks to Ctein, and thanks also to those of you who bought prints in 2008 and those who will participate this time. I hope you like your print.