My assistant Matt and I launched my little flat boat loaded with photo and lighting equipment at the landing off old Highway 51 in Manchac. It was an early February evening, the air was brisk with a winter storm brewing on the nearby New Orleans horizon. Right past the launch, there’s a railroad bridge that sits so low you have lie down in the boat to pass beneath, offering a closeup view of countless crawling creatures seeking refuge from the storm. Launching at night with a nearby storm creates an energy of excited tension; it’s dangerous but photographers knows bad weather means good photographs. 

Many of my photographs depict lush, green cypress trees, a consequence of my typically shooting in the swamp during warmer months. The resulting images highlight the beauty inherent in a landscape flourishing with life. Another of my goals as a photographer is to engage viewers in more challenging subjects. With the storm clouds reflecting the city lights in the background and the bare boned cypress arching in the foreground, I had the chance to create an image that questions the longevity of inland cypress forests due to threats from coastal erosion. These threats are difficult to address, how do you photograph land that is gone?  


Signed and numbered limited edition photograph.
Prices for the photographs depend on size and the number of photographs remaining in the edition.  As the edition sells and fewer photographs remain, the price increases.

12" x 18" Edition of 18
17" x 26" Edition of 22
25" x 38" Edition of 15
38" x 56" Edition of 9

Photographer: FRANK RELLE
Title: Alhambra
Location: Louisiana
Date: February 2018

Image Size Paper Size
(Including white border)
12"h X 18"w 18 1/2"h X 24"w
17 1/2"h X 26 1/3"w 24"h X 32 1/3"w
25 1/3"h X 38"w 31 3/4"h X 44"w
37 1/2"h X 56 1/3"w 44"h X 62 1/3"w

Photograph sizes

The size listed is the size of the photograph image area. The photographs are printed on ultra-smooth fine art paper with an approximately 3" white border around the image size giving you above listed paper sizes.


The photographs are available as unframed photographs only. 

Border and Signature Options

Photographs can be displayed framed with or without the white border. See signature options below for more details on this option.  



The 3” white border of the photograph is signed in ink with photograph titled by Frank.  If you choose the no border option Frank’s signature will appear on your edition card, not the front of the photograph. 


Printing and Edition Info

The back of the photograph is detailed with printing information and edition number in pencil.   

Edition Card

The printing and edition information is duplicated on a card affixed to the back of the photograph with Frank’s signature.

Packaging - Unframed photograph only

To decrease potential damage to the photograph during shipping and handling, the photograph is rolled into a double-walled protective packing tube for safe transport. All photographs are guaranteed for safe delivery. If your photograph arrives damaged, we will replace it.

Rush Delivery

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We use UPS or FedEx shipping to all US customers. Oversized photographs are shipped via freight.