A pair of Ghost Gums reaching for the sky.
The desert of Central Australia has some of the most extraordinary deep blue skies and ghost gums with the purest and smoothest white skin. I had an idea about photographing white ghost gums with a dry red river bed ideally meandering off into the distance. I searched for my vision, looking in areas where it would be likely that I could find such a scene. I had driven on over 600 miles (1000km) of dirt road. As I was driving on this particular day, I came across this wonderful example of a ghost gum, but without the dry river bed. I couldn’t help but hop out of the car and take a closer look. What a magnificent tree, and what wonderful white smooth curves and lines. I was struck by the contrast between the glow of the white against the dark blue sky.
I lay on my back with my head in the red sand, trying to get as much of the tree in the frame as possible. I squeezed under my camera with it pressing against my face. The one tree looked like two trees or was it that the two looked like one as their arms flowed together like hands waving in the air… “We Are One”.
location: Northern Territory, camera: Tomiyama, lens Nikkor SW90, film: Fuji 100ASA, shutter speed: 1 second, filters: None, time and conditions: late morning, 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. Title text only on the smaller 24x10cm and 35x12cm pieces)
Cleaning: When cleaning simply use a feather duster and a microfibre cloth (if necessary use “isopropyl alcohol”).
Contact Ric J Steininger Gallery:
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Cairns City, Queensland Australia
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