DENVER (CBS4) – A new exhibit at the Denver Art Museum that’s included with the price of admission includes a wall-sized print of a photograph of an enormous ocean wave, and it’s got quite an interesting backstory to it.
Clifford Ross told CBS4 he captured the photo that’s featured in the “New Territory” exhibit after making a rather risky decision.READ MORE: Evan Michael Joslin Wanted In Connection To Deadly Cherry Hills Village Crash
“I go into the surf roped up for some reasonable amount of safety,” said Ross. “I’ve got two guys with ropes on the shore and a wetsuit and a flotation device.”
Ross said he took the photo during a hurricane when the waves were extraordinarily large.READ MORE: Reservation System For Quandary Peak Now Underway
“From the beginning, like everyone else, I was transfixed by the waves but I was on the shore. And eventually I learned to sort of give the viewer the sense of threat I had I had to go into the water.
“It was either a great idea or really stupid, but maybe it was both.”MORE NEWS: Increasing Incidence Rates Prompt Tri-County Health To Endorse New Mask Guidance
“New Territory: Landscape Photography Today” opens to the public this Sunday. It includes art from more than 100 artists who are stretching the boundaries of traditional photography.