þÿtheTextIs=<TEXTFORMAT LEADING="2"><P ALIGN="CENTER"><FONT FACE="Tahoma" SIZE="16" COLOR="#0066FF" LETTERSPACING="0" KERNING="0"><B>DARBY HAYES FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY</B></FONT></P></TEXTFORMAT><TEXTFORMAT LEADING="2"><P ALIGN="CENTER"><FONT FACE="Tahoma" SIZE="16" COLOR="#0066FF" LETTERSPACING="0" KERNING="0"></FONT></P></TEXTFORMAT><TEXTFORMAT LEADING="2"><P ALIGN="CENTER"><FONT FACE="Tahoma" SIZE="16" COLOR="#0066FF" LETTERSPACING="0" KERNING="0"><B>Darby Hayes is a Nationally recognized Photographic Artist who specializes in fine art landscape and wildlife prints capturing images of Northern California and the Western United States. His nature photographs feature wildlife found in the Western United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, and are composed to bring the viewer into a close-up, personal relationship with the wildlife subject. All wildlife images were taken in natural settings: National Parks; National Forests; BLM lands; National and state wildlife refuges/areas; farms and ranches - he does not take pictures in zoos, wildlife parks, etc. His landscape photographs feature dramatic lighting, color and artistic composition and include Northern California landscapes, as well as iconic images of well-known western venues and National Parks. </B></FONT></P></TEXTFORMAT><TEXTFORMAT LEADING="2"><P ALIGN="CENTER"><FONT FACE="Tahoma" SIZE="16" COLOR="#0066FF" LETTERSPACING="0" KERNING="0"></FONT></P></TEXTFORMAT><TEXTFORMAT LEADING="2"><P ALIGN="CENTER"><FONT FACE="Tahoma" SIZE="16" COLOR="#0066FF" LETTERSPACING="0" KERNING="0"><B>Mr. Hayes received several years of technical photographic training at San Diego State University and has spent 40+ years since, honing his photographic skills. Since retiring from a 35 year public service career, he now lives in the historic Gold Rush mountain town of Sierra City, California and devotes full time to photography. Since becoming a professional in 2006, his pictures have been critically acclaimed, and as indicated in the Current Shows &amp; Exhibits  page of this website (Menu &gt; Current Shows &amp; Exhibits), dozens have been added to the collections of numerous National Parks, Monuments and Seashores and six museums.</B></FONT></P></TEXTFORMAT><TEXTFORMAT LEADING="2"><P ALIGN="CENTER"><FONT FACE="Tahoma" SIZE="16" COLOR="#0066FF" LETTERSPACING="0" KERNING="0"></FONT></P></TEXTFORMAT><TEXTFORMAT LEADING="2"><P ALIGN="CENTER"><FONT FACE="Tahoma" SIZE="16" COLOR="#0066FF" LETTERSPACING="0" KERNING="0"><B>Utilizing professional digital capture and processing equipment, Mr. Hayes is able to control the photographic process from image-capture to printing and is able to achieve stunning photographs that combine a dramatic and artful blend of color, light and composition that goes well beyond the tonal range of conventional film - he produces photographs that represent what he saw and felt, not ones constrained by the limited tonal range that was found in the limitations/characteristics of camera/film combinations. Except for adjustments to contrast, sharpness, tonal detail and color detail, nothing is added or deleted from what was recorded by the camera. He does not digitally add any elements to images, but like most of the great photographers, he will spend hours on an image in the digital darkroom  to ensure that the final image is as close to natural  as possible in tonal range, lighting, color rendition, color saturation, etc. Mr. Hayes will also use digital processing to eliminate errata - dust spots, lens flare, glare from a man-made object, etc. In order to create some of his larger landscape images, he will stitch two or more overlapping images together to create the much larger image. Other than the stitching of overlapping images, he does not do any &quot;compositing&quot;. </B></FONT></P></TEXTFORMAT><TEXTFORMAT LEADING="2"><P ALIGN="CENTER"><FONT FACE="Tahoma" SIZE="16" COLOR="#0066FF" LETTERSPACING="0" KERNING="0"></FONT></P></TEXTFORMAT><TEXTFORMAT LEADING="2"><P ALIGN="CENTER"><FONT FACE="Tahoma" SIZE="16" COLOR="#0066FF" LETTERSPACING="0" KERNING="0"><B>All his images are originals, individually printed from a digital negative, utilizing the latest large format inkjet printer technology. Images are printed on acid-free archival art papers or archival photographic canvas, utilizing pigment inks, guaranteeing a fade-free life well beyond the life of a conventional photograph. Smaller images are printed on archival art paper, while larger images can be printed on archival art paper or photographic canvas. His print medium of choice is photographic canvas, which produces images with great depth and the look and sense of a fine art painting, while retaining the fine detail of a photograph</B></FONT></P></TEXTFORMAT>
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