The Red Centre, Australia
The unbelievably red sand is almost orange. The sand’s smoothness is the bed of small desert plants, their colors in contrast to the red. This scene shows Ayers Rock gradually rising in the distance with the silhouette of the Olgas on the right. Traveling around Ayers Rock is a wonderful experience. I could keep coming back again and again; I find that there is always something new to appreciate.
I searched the sand dunes for a vantage point of Ayers Rock and the Olgas that also had the pure red sand and some interesting plants, and I found a spot. During my first attempt I realized a problem: my shadow. I continued to search and found another place but this time with a bush that I could hide my shadow behind. The next morning I arrived back in the dark, I started to look for my spot again, being very careful not to walk on any areas of open clear sand. The trouble was that I couldn’t find my spot and as the sky was brightening, I became a little anxious and accidentally walked right through the middle of my scene. At first I was disappointed, but on second thought, I now had a good name: “Walk About”.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park – World Heritage Area, Central Australia.
location: Northern Territory, Australia, camera: Tomiyama, lens Nikkor SW90, film: Fuji 100ASA, shutter speed: 4 seconds, filters: None, cropping: None, time and conditions: Sunrise, 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) – 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.)
Cleaning: When cleaning simply use a feather duster and a facial tissue (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
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