River Mole, Dorking, Surrey, England - At the approach to this crossing, the river skirts the base of Box Hill, cloaked on either side by trees and vegetation right down to the water’s edge. Sunshine and the warm end of summer greens lend an air of peace to this tranquil stretch of water. For some however, the seventeen steps across the Mole are less calming than the other 153 miles of North Downs Way.
A ford may have existed here for centuries, but the stepping stones were first recorded in the early 1840s.
EDITION SIZE - Limited to 50 prints
- Sizes: I offer three paper print sizes to keep things simple: A3 (297 x 420mm), A2 (420 x 594mm) and A1 (594 x 841mm).
- Printing and paper: I make all A2 and A3 prints myself on a professional Canon inkjet printer. The pigment-based inks resist fading in UV light and so provide a more colour-fast print. Prints are made onto Fotospeed matt fine art paper (Natural Soft Textured 315) which has excellent colour reproduction and with the pigment inks ensures a print life of over 85 years. A1 prints are made by Fotospeed using identical inks and paper on a larger Canon printer.
- Borders: Each image will be printed with a minimum border of 20mm around it to allow for mounting.
- Authentication: All prints are signed, numbered (if the edition is limited) and blind-stamped by me. You will also receive a signed certificate of authenticity.
- Different sizes and finishes: Please email me if you have a specific request for a non-standard size, border, finish or product.
- Packaging: Prints are rolled in acid-free tissue paper, placed inside 4 inch diameter cardboard tubes and secured with plastic end caps to give them the best protection for a safe journey to their final destination.
- Costs: Postage and packing to all destinations within the UK is included in the price shown in the drop-down list below. The cost of delivery outside the UK is based on the size and weight of the print and packaging as well as the delivery destination. This will be calculated automatically at checkout and added to the total. You will have a chance to review the total cost, including delivery, before being asked to confirm your order.
- Delivery Destinations: Deliveries are available to almost anywhere in the world via UPS. Please be aware that you as the customer may be liable for customs/import charges according to your local regulations.
- How to buy: Click in the box next to the “add to basket” button at the bottom of the page. Select by clicking on the desired image size and price from the drop-down box - it will then be the only item showing in the box. Next click “ADD TO BASKET” and the selected print will appear in the basket. By clicking on the basket you can complete the transaction securely, change the number of prints, or remove a print from your basket.
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- Confirmation: A confirmation email will be sent once the payment has been successfully taken. This is usually immediate although it can take up to two days.