I take extreme care in preparing each print personally, using the best imaging technology available to the best of my abilities, that I improve year after year, with the sole purpose of producing work that will delight you, the owner. My materials and techniques are gold-standard in their class and my prints are an elegant accompaniment to any home, office, or boardroom.
There is a huge difference in viewing photographs on a computer display versus seeing fine art prints in person; only the prints show the light, depth, texture, and delicate nuances of my images and the materials on which they are printed. I encourage you to zoom in one of my images, explore the details and imagine it on your walls. "
The Limited Edition is designed to complete your walls: imagine a beautifully hand framed piece, with his time-less look, hanging on one of your best walls and the pride it will bring to you when you are showing your home to your guests.
Every image is printed in limited runs personally by Francesco to ensure the highest care and quality in producing the print: to protect your investment, the price is raised by 5% after each sale.
For your peace of mind, the Civil Code Section 1740-1741 of the State of California in regard to limited editions is carefully followed by accounting for every image sold. Each limited edition print is also registered on Hahnenmüle’s My Art Registry (http://www.myartregistry.com) to further guarantee your investment.
Francesco prints in-house using the latest Canon PRO-2000 24" Printer with LUCIA PRO ink set plus Chroma Optimizer.
Francesco uses museum quality Hahnemühle and Canson Premium papers, the very best fine art papers on the market; each paper is purposefully chosen by Francesco depending on the image to enhance its qualities.
Francesco will then matte the print using Museum Grade Rag mats, 100% cotton mat board used by museums and those seeking the highest level of protection.
Cotton gloves will also be included to handle your print, along with Francesco's personal suggestions for framing it, and a Certificate of Authenticity with serialized number hologram. When properly handled, your print is guaranteed to last a lifetime and more.
All Limited Edition prints are also hand-signed and numbered.
The print is delivered matted and ready to frame or can be optionally delivered already framed with a beautiful Museum Quality custom frame that Francesco will choose to match it: the anti-reflection UV glass will protect your print for a lifetime and more.
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Any flawed or damaged prints will be exchanged without question. All returns must be in as-received condition and in the original or similarly durable and insured packaging. Please contact us for return details if you are unsatisfied for any reason.
Original photography by Francesco Emanuele Carucci Photography.
All images copyright © 2019 Francesco Emanuele Carucci Photography.
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So you can imagine how glorious this place must be!
The castle was there - probably in the most beautiful place in the whole country - built by Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, in 1886 as his refuge from the political complications of those days and materialisation of his personal fairy-tale. The castle was built around the thematic of a swan expressed through numerous sculptures and pictures in its interior.
Ludwig II spent his childhood in the Hohenschwangau castle, built by his father Maximilian II of Bavaria, that now neighbours Neuschwanstein adding to the beauty of the scenery. Hohenschwangau was decorated with scenes from medieval legends and poetry. There still as a child the king identified himself with Lohengrin from the legend of the Swan Night which obviously took deep roots in his spirit and fantasy and finally realizes itself through the castle.
To this very legend of the Swan Night Richard Wagner once dedicated a romantic opera. In his turn, Ludwig II, Wagner’s great admirer, dedicated the composer the whole Neuschwanstein castle installing a stage ready for opera performances of the renowned musician.
There is no other way to enter the castle rather than joining a tour: as the day passes along with final calls of the visitors bus, tourist start to disappear. You can live the sunset up there almost alone. Almost cause there's always a couple of landscape photographers passionately clicking with their cameras to capture the glory of the hills embraced with the last beams of a sleepy sun.
The bridge taking visitors to the castle is a very common spot to take a snapshot: I needed to differentiate my image from the thousands taken in this very shot. I chose a wide angle view framed on the left by trees and on the right by the hills to give the feeling of looking at a painting. The valley in the back gives depth by adding a third plane. The shot was hand-held, but having good light I could still choose the optimal aperture of the lens (around f/7.1) that gave me a very workable 1/160s shutter speed to ensure a sharp image. The fairy tale quality I had in mind at the moment I saw the scene was enhanced in post-processing by carefully choosing the hue of green of the trees that form the base of the image.