Before delving into this most beautiful and pristine river and its lush riverine forest, let us at Heal Our Planet Earth (HOPE) outline the purpose of this website, which is to raise funds for Anthony Marr’s FREEDOM HORSE campaign. Please refer to its website (under construction): www.Freedom-Horse.org
Since this is a fund-raiser for a non-profit campaign, I will conduct it in terms of donations rather than transactions. On the other hand, rather than a one-way contribution as in normal donations, we would rather give you something beautiful and valuable in return. Please look through the following images and note down which ones (by the numbers under the pictures), if any, of which you would like to have prints made (17″ x 11″, glossy). The going rate on the market of 17″ x 11″ prints of original, unique and limited issue images go for around $100 per copy. I’m not expecting anything like this, but the regular “Kinko price” to print a 17″ x 11″ does costs about $10, plus shipping.
An alternative method is to order unreduced, high-definition degital files of the images you desire, and you could have them printed out on your end. This is my favored method, since it requires much less labor, and therefore time. There is no limit to the number of files to order. In fact, if you want the entire package of all images, I’d be happy to send all.
The above said, let me say a few words to intro the Nooksack River, of which I’m sure most Americans have never heard. It is the northernmost river in the lush Pacific Northwest, which more than contributes to Washington being fondly referred to as the “Evergreen State”. Its origin is Mt. Baker (an active volcano about 11,000 feet tall, and the surrounding mountains including the Mt. Shuksan and the Twin Sisters. Since 2003, I have taken 8 continental speaking tours covering 30-40 states in 4-7 months each, during which I have driven almost every highway, and seen almost every river. No ifs and buts, the Upper Nooksack is the wildest and most pristine river of them all. You will just have to be there to feel its magic. Regardless, when you see these images, you will feel that “evergreen”, while true, does not do Washington state justice, nor can anything I can verbalize, so I will let each image say its own thousand-words.
The following images, reduced to 15% of the original, are around 670 x 380 pixels (width x height), which is about the size of a picture from an early 2-MP camera. The maximum size of a 2-MP print at 300 ppi (pixels per inch) is about 5″ x 3″.
Their originals are from a 16-MP Nikon digital camera. Its full-size images measure about 4600 x 2600 pixels – good for high quality 17″ x 11″ prints at 300 ppi. We have recently acquired a 24.2 MP (megapixel) Nikon SLR digital camera capable of 20″ x 13″ prints, but we are still learning about operating this camera, so said images won’t be immediate.
Prices: the fair market value of
- 16K digital files of original, unique & limited edition images is $25 each, and
- HD 17″x11″ prints of them fetch $100 per print
This however is a fundraiser for a non-profit campaign. Please donate generously at www.GoFundMe.com/Freedom-Horse-Campaign, and claim your prizes here (by email – email@example.com)
So, without further ado, here is the gorgeous Nooksack River of northern Washington. Prepare to be enchanted.