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
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”).
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