The first sighting of Australia by the Endeavour, Hick's Point Victoria.
Someone once said, ‘Lighthouses are a monument to the determination of man.’ Although I had researched lighthouse locations over a few months, this lighthouse was discovered by accident. It turned out to be the first sighting of Australia by Captain Cook of the Endeavour, named Hicks Point, after the first mate.
I returned to this location on two or three occasions, driving 500 miles (800km) return each time, attempting to capture this classically beautiful scene. From the campsite it was a two hour return hike. I made the hike a dozen times before this amazing color came. The sky turned this brilliant pink. The waves crashed over the rocks and a storm cloud moved in on the right; it was a very powerful experience. Occasionally when there are very high clouds and the sun is setting, for a very short time the clouds turn a brilliant pink.
location: Victoria, Australia, camera: Tomiyama, lens Nikkor SW90, film: Fuji Velvia 50ASA, shutter speed: 2 Minutes, filters: None, cropping: None, time and conditions: 15 minutes past sunset, limited edition: 360
Printing and framing:
Limited Edition: Available as a limited edition at standard sizes: 100x32cm, 125x40cm, 150x48cm, 175x57cm, 200x64cm, 250x80cm, and 300x96cm.
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 $30 (50x16cm) - $200 (250x80cm).
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.
Gift Range: 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: 50x16cm and 75x24cm.
50x16cm (6 x 20 inch) – $198 (3mm slim baton), $240 (3mm with Float Frame), $280 (6mm with Float Frame)
75x24cm (9 x 30 inch) – $380 (3mm slim baton), $440 (3mm with Float Frame), $500 (6mm with Float Frame)
‘Slim baton’ is an aluminium strip on the back of the finished Acrylic.
‘Float Frame’ is an aluminum frame on the back of the finished Acrylic, of which comes with an interlocking aluminum rail that you screw to the wall.
(‘3M velcro system' can be used for all of the above options.)
Cleaning: When cleaning simply use a feather duster and a microfibre cloth (if necessary use “isopropyl alcohol”).
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