Charity Print Auction for Japan

For Japan!

Bid on this print of The Bamboo Forest now. It is numbered 9 out of 50 in the Limited Edition series on high-white gloss aluminum. This print is 36″ across and, well, it’s impossible to describe how incredible this new printing technique is. These come out looking literally like giant high-def monitor displays.

Even better, shipping is free, and they arrive ready to hang on the wall.

We will have the auction run for a week, and I’ll take all the proceeds and donate them to Red Cross for Japan. Stay tuned for the latest price on the eBay page!

The Print – The Bamboo Forest

I took this photo on one of my many trips to Japan. Regular readers know how much I love that country and the people inside. I’ve spent time all over, taking trains far and wide, and there is something universal and timeless about bamboo across the land. On this particular day in Kyoto, there had been a morning rain. The sun came out, but the tops of the bamboo forest still held the water. It misted down through the forest as the sunlight shone through.

HDR Image

Signed / Numbered

Down in the lower right hand corner, everything is signed and numbered in the series

High Dynamic Range Photo

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  • Susan

    What an awesome idea Trey!! I hope it makes a ton of money for the people of Japan – every time I see the news now it just makes me feel so bad for them – my thoughts and prayers are with them. The bamboo forest is a particular favorite of mine and my boss Tom – he got one for the office so I can look at it every single day!

  • http://www.kelleybard.com Kelley Bard

    heehee… currently the high bidder. But for the cause- I hope I’m outbid soon. Although I would love to own a piece of your artwork!

  • http://www.kelleybard.com Kelley Bard

    I’m also donating 50% of the profit from 2 images… at the newly created http://www.kelleybard.com/donation page. I’m giving through GlobalGiving, which is on the ground in Japan already and working to help the people there.

  • http://matkirsch.de/blog Matthias

    This is great, Trey! It is great to see how many people are doing their part in helping the people in Japan, I hope the price for this print will be immense!
    For the record, I also am donating 100% of the proceeds of four of my images to the Red Cross. http://matkirsch.de/blog/2011/03/help-for-japan/ Even if it won’t be much, I hope I can do my part to support the Japanese people.

  • Simon Morris

    WOW, such a beautiful and calm looking image… I too hope it sells for megabucks!
    Our thoughts are with those in Japan – from your friends here in Christchurch, NZ

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/edenbrackstone/5494373912/ Eden Brackstone

    I’m not in a position to sell my work yet… Although I wish I was, if so I would be donating the proceeds to helping Japan. The sheer scale of the disaster is immense. I really do feel for any and all involved, such a terrible thing to have to go through.
    Great plan mate, I’m sure the winner will appreciate the work even more especially since it is going to such a good cause.
    http://www.flickr.com/edenbrackstone/

  • Gail in Montana

    Wow, Trey, what a great idea. I have already donated some through the greatergood network, the daily click site, which now has six sites to click on. They added meals for Veterans, which I think is wonderful. I will also donate thru Melaleuca, where I buy a lot of my products as they are donating $2 for every dollar I donate. They have a lot of customers in Japan and will also be sending vitamins, cleansers, etc to help with relief. As I am up in the middle of the night, I have to call in the morning. I would love to have the money to bid on your print. But I will be satisfied with the two I already have. It’s great to see so many of your friends also donating through their prints. What a wonderful bunch of friends on this site!!! The situation in Japan just keeps getting worse. I sure am watching CNN a lot. What horrific footage keeps coming on as they find more videos. I’m keeping them in my prayers constantly. Well, that’s enough for now. I might check back in the morning and see if there are more comments ;-). Thanks again for being a good neighbor!! :-)

  • Dad’s Dad

    Great call son

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrandybird/4990705443/ Andy Bird

    Oh how I would love to bid – It’s already up to $515 and that’s WAY out of my price range. I’m like Eden in that I don’t have anything that could sell otherwise I’d put something up for sale too. I hope the proceeds from this (and all the other good causes) speed up the recovery process – i’ve never been to Japan but i’d love to visit :)

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/shuttersnapsphotography/ Matt Moser

    Best of luck selling your print, Trey. I never actually visited Japan first-hand, but after looking through Trey’s visit photos, it’s painful to see such a rich, bright culture get hit with a devastating event. My prays are with are with Japan.

  • Richard (oldhickory)

    Japan is in my thoughts too. We’ve all got flickr friends living there. We’ve donated some money and they’re going to need lots of that. I also think it’s a good idea to do some research on whichever charity you decide to use. Go Japan!

  • http://www.scottycentral.com Scott Kublin

    My wife ordered one of Trey’s prints on the white, high-gloss aluminum and it’s absolutely stunning. Although this picture doesn’t do it full justice, if you’d like to see what it looks like hanging on my wall, check out http://www.hdrphotographyblog.com/hdr-photo-galleries/an-hdr-christmas/.

  • http://msummersphoto.com Margaret

    Trey, thank you. Although I can’t afford to donate that much, I really appreciate your generosity. Your photo is beautiful and someone will get a fantastic deal.

    Thanks

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks everyone. And thanks for that link Scott – I know you love those metal prints too.

  • http://kirantarun.com/lens Kiran

    OMG! What a thoughtful gesture for a great cause Trey. And that photo is simply breath-taking!

  • Simon Morris

    Scott… great website, especially the ‘My Full HDR Tutorial’ – bookmarked for future reference! :-)

  • http://timetotakepictures.blogspot.com/ Keith Moyer

    What a wonderful idea! I hope it does well.

  • http://www.danroads.com Dan

    :) actually speechless…

    :-|

  • Anish

    Please rate my work. Let me know what you guys think.

    http://www.anish.smugmug.com

    Thanks

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  • SeanP

    Fantastic offer Trey. Only downside being that it’s US only :(

    Let’s hope for some very generous bidding!

  • http://www.pathosphotos.com Pathos

    I am a bit late to the game here, but I have also setup a little photo charity to aid Japan. Check out some of these amazing stories coming out of the crisis … it makes your swell up with pride and joy!

    http://www.pathosphotos.com/archives/684

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