Mossman River, Far North Queensland.
This river has an energy and life about it that is very special for me – the power of the water, the lighting, a glow behind the boulders, and a view that draws the eyes up to the Jurassic looking mountains in the distance. I arrived around 6am and within a short time, came to the area I wanted to photograph from. To my delight, I found that the lighting was just perfect, a soft, mauve light warming the whole river. I couldn’t believe that everything could be so right on my first attempt, that is until I started to make my way to the middle of the river. It was swollen. The water was over my shoulders and fast flowing. There was no way I could get to my vantage point with all my camera gear over my shoulders. On that day, all I could do was watch.
Later I returned with a small rubber boat which I lugged up with all the camera gear to access the middle of the river and set up, hoping for the lighting. It took six attempts to capture this scene, but it was worth it.
Printing and framing:
Recently I have released this Gift Range of smaller sizes, using the 3mm thick Acrylic. These smaller Gift sized images come with optional hanging methods including Acrylic ‘panels’ where they are hung on the wall using 3M self-adhesive ‘velcro’ tabs. They are great because you do not need to drill any holes, nor screw or nail hanging hooks. This product allows you to simply stick the finished Acrylic photograph directly to the wall easily and securely in just minutes. This adhesion method makes picture hanging safe for rentals, offices, tiles, glass, brick, or concrete; with totally safe removal or repositioning when and however you like.
The Gift Range is available in the sizes: 24x10cm, 35x12cm, 50x16cm, and 75x24cm.
The Prices are as follows:
24x10cm (4 x 9 inch) – $58 (only a selected number of images available)
35x12cm (5 x 14 inch) – $98 (only a selected number of images available)
50x16cm (6 x 20 inch) – finishes: 3mm 'slim baton', 3mm with 'float-frame', 6mm with 'float-frame'.
75x24cm (9 x 30 inch) – finishes: 3mm 'slim baton', 3mm with 'float-frame', 6mm with 'float-frame'.
‘Slim baton’ is a flat/thin profile aluminium strip on the back of the finished Acrylic, hung with a matching interlocking slim baton rail that you screw to the wall.
‘Float Frame’ is a 'U' shaped aluminum frame on the back of the finished Acrylic piece that creates a 'float' appearance ... sitting off the wall around a centimetre. Again, hung with a matching interlocking rail that you screw to the wall.
(‘3M velcro system' can be used for all of the above options.)
Deliveries are fully insured and guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. Domestic freight charges are included, and international freight is sent via Federal Express (TNT) and is depending on sizes (please see at checkout); priced from $18 (24cm) - $50 (75x24cm).
Printing: Printed with pigment inks on metallic photographic paper, and mounted on Acrylic glass; each image presents crisp, clear, and bright. Most people when first viewing the finished piece is convinced that it is lit from behind. Acrylic glass is a totally transparent material, with very little reflection, but is also very hardy and strong. It is also temperature and static neutral requiring very little cleaning. Available at various finished sizes and thickness of acrylic, please refer to the price list for all available options.
Cleaning: When cleaning simply use a feather duster and a microfibre cloth (if necessary use “isopropyl alcohol”).
Contact Ric J Steininger Gallery:
Address: Shop 22/1-3 Coondoo Street, Kuranda
Cairns City, Queensland Australia
Postal: PO Box 12269d, Cairns QLD 4870
tel: +61 (0)7 4052-1533