A sand cay off the coast of Cairns.
In the middle of shooting this scene I heard the sound of a light aircraft drawing closer and closer, until it landed right in the middle of my shot! It proceeded to turn around and park next to the sand cay.
I worked on the concept of white sand and blue reef waters with a human touch for a few months. This scene required a lot of planning, research, sketching and visualization before I photographed it. After considering the use of a helicopter, a plane and the (rather dangerous) possibility of climbing the sail mast of a yacht, I decided that a game fishing boat with a 45 foot high tower offered the greatest flexibility. My next task was to learn how to predict the perfect day in order to be sure that a game fishing boat would be available during the busy marlin fishing season. The first day that I worked on this photograph I wasn’t satisfied with the results so I chartered the boat again two weeks later.
location: off the coast of Cairns, camera: Tomiyama, lens Nikkor SW90, film: Fuji 100ASA, shutter speed: 1/125 seconds, filters: Polarized,
time and conditions: mid-afternoon, Limited Edition: 360
Available as Limited Edition photographic prints, sizes from 100 x 32cm (6 x 20 inch) to 300 x 96cm (38 x 120 inch). Printed on the finest grade photographic paper, signed and numbered. Acrylic ‘Face-Mount’ framing is also available.
Contact Ric J Steininger Gallery:
Address: Shop 22/1-3 Coondoo Street, Kuranda
Cairns City, Queensland Australia
Postal: PO Box 12269d, Cairns QLD 4870
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