Monthly Archives: October 2016

Chasing Sugimoto take 2

A long time ago i wrote about chasing  Hiroshi Sugimoto who does sublime long exposure photographs of the ocean.  Well I have finally bought enough ND filters, or at least enough to get over twenty stops of light reduction.  This meant that I could now do very long exposures, at least one hour or if the light was poor longer.

With digital one does not have to worry about reciprocity.  One just has to make sure that the camera is stable, and that the view finder is covered.  After that it is just a case of standing around for some period of time.  The result is this:

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Now I love the subtlety that this technique produces.  There is no detail just shades of light graduating across the frame.  Waves dis-appear clouds become soft streaks.

 

This would look fantastic as a large print and because it has been taken with a medium format camera it can easily be printed to 1 metre on the long side.  If you did want such a print then drop me a line (or comment) and we can go from there.  If you wanted it in canvas then its production costs  and shipping plus 30%.

Street Photography

Some of you may know that I do street photography.  Now I don’t do this all that often but when I get some time and inclination I like to wonder around Melbourne looking for that elusive street shot that talks.  It is not an easy genre and the temptation is to just take photos of people. But that is not street in its true form, in essence the timing and the scene should convey a story.  Below are some of my image taken over a number of years.  Some more closely fit the idea of a story than others, but I hope you get the idea.

 

I have been an active member of a street photography group here in Melbourne now sine 2012 and have exhibited every year with the group.  This year we have an exciting group exhibition in the Sofitel Hotel on Collins Street Melbourne.  So if you happen to be in Melbourne sometime over the next three months do drop into the Sofitel and wander up to the 35th floor and have a look at the exhibition.

Enjoy and if any take your fancy then drop me a line and we can discuss how you might become the owner of a print

Iconic Melbourne location

If you never been to Princes Pier then this is what you have missed.  However one does need to do long exposure for this scene to work.  It also helps if you are lucky enough to get a really good sunset.  So far I haven’t, every time its been a fail for sunset.  Still I hope you enjoy this shot. If you want it on your wall then contact me about the size you want and we can work out the price including shipping.  Typically for a 40 inch on the long side I ask for $400 AU.

 

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A selection of botanicals

As some of you would know I do a series of botanical photographs.  In this series I am concentrating on Australian Flora from around my neighbour hood.  Much of the time goes into walking around looking for suitable subjects, that subject that has as part of its appeal a sense of form and grace.  For instance I have spent the last week looking around a few local parks for that flora that has the necessary quality to make it a worthwhile subject. Unfortunately I have not found any except for one small cluster of dead leaves.

The botanical series are my most successful photography now having sold over twenty large prints.

 

Today I am going to show you 3 in my current series, each for sale in Canson rag with archival inks at $250 AU shipped to you.  Size is A3 or imperial equivalent.

 

A rural scene

Leading off the Great Ocean road in Victoria Australia is a dirt road that leads into sand dunes that form part of the National Park.  On entering the road one encounters old ruins surrounded by pasture and trees and the occasional sheep.  A delightful pastoral scene  that will enhance any room.

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A print 40 inches on the long side is for sale at $400 AU shipped to  you.