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  • Cape Rock

    from $220.00

    Edition # 200
    Next Available # 5/200

    I was at Cape Naturalist just before midday with the intention of shooting Sugarloaf Rock. It was a bright and sunny summer’s day. Usually not the ideal conditions for photography, but due to the use of a R (25A) red filter, combined with Ilford HP5 film stock and considerable printing down in the dark room, I knew the tones and textures of this particular prehistoric rock formation could be printed as if it was lit by a soft light.
    Camera: Hasselblad. Lens: 50mm lens. Exposure: 125th of a second shutter speed lens aperture F11. Filter: R (25A) red filter.
    Film Stock: Ilford HP5, 120mm It was then processed in PMK
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  • Liberty Twin Towers

    from $1,500.00

    Edition # 200
    Next Available # 4/200
    Artist Proof 1 Unframed Matted $2150 (sold)

    While on a well deserved break in New York after shooting a wedding in Spain I was drawn to the twin towers with a eerie sense, that I must portray these two magnificent buildings in there best light not knowing that in two months time they would be gone forever. This shot is very special to me with the little church silhouetted against the world’s tallest buildings and the street sign depicting liberty brought all the elements together beautifully.
    Gold Award Winner, A.P.P.A.
    Camera: Canon EOS 3. Lens: 17/28 mm 2.8 Canon. Exposure: 125th F16. Film Stock: Kodak VC.
    The Print: The original negative was scanned into a computer file and outputted to Black & White.
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  • Old Settlers Hut

    from $160.00

    Open Edition
    Strangely enough, this old cottage is located only 100 yards off the Dunsborough, Busselton Road, and in many trips to the area I had never seen it before knowing that this time of year fogs were more likely to occur, coupled with the soft early morning light, and the unique shape and construction of the old hut, made it totally irresistible to me.
    Camera: Horseman 5x4 field camera. Lens: 90mm Schneider-Kreuznach Super-Angulon. Exposure: Half a second at F8. Film Stock: Ilford FP4 5x4 inch film stock and was processed in PMK Filter Red
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  • One Tower

    from $1,500.00

    Edition # 200
    Next Available # 4/200
    Artist Proof 1 Unframed Matted $2150 (sold)

    While on a well deserved break in New York after shooting a wedding in Spain I was drawn to the twin towers with a eerie sense, that I must portray these two magnificent buildings in there best light not knowing that in two months time they would be gone forever.
    This shot was just uncanny I took it at 11am on a mid week day this is downtown New York crawling with people but not one person in shot .
    Camera: Canon EOS 3. Lens: 17/28 mm 2.8 Canon. Exposure: 125th F16. Film Stock: Kodak VC.
    The Print: The original negative was scanned into a computer file and outputted to Black & White.
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  • Poles Apart

    from $160.00

    Open Edition
    I love the way the poles and lines frame this image and the tonal range is just stunning.
    In Māori legend, Taranaki is a mountain being that lived peacefully for many centuries in the centre of New Zealand's North Island with three other mountains, Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu.
    Nearby stood Mount Pihanga. Covered in a cloak of deep green forest she presented a stunning sight and all the mountain gods were in love with her.
    Taranaki dared to make advances to Pihanga and was reproached by Tongariro and a mighty battle ensued between them. The earth shook and the sky became dark as the mountains belched forth their anger.
    When the battle ended the lovely Pihanga stood close by Tongariro's side. Taranaki, wild with grief and jealously, angrily wrenched his roots from the ground and left the other mountains.
    Weeping, he plunged towards the setting sun, gouging out a deep wide trench. When he reached the sea he turned north and stumbled up the coast. As he slept that night the Pouakai Ranges snared and trapped Taranaki in the place he now rests.
    The next day a stream of clear water sprang from the side of Tongariro. It flowed down the deep scar Taranaki had left on his journey to the coast to form the Whanganui River. There are those who say that Taranaki is silently brooding and will one day try to return inland again to fight Tongariro. Quote from Wikipedia Mount Taranaki legend
    That makes the title "Poles Apart" even more apt and could explain from a photographers observations that when you photograph this mountain from a distance with longer lenses it always has a glow around the base of about 1/3rd like its getting up to go.
    I'll leave that with you to work out.
    Camera: Canon 5D MkIII Lens: 70/200mm f2.8 lens.Exposure: 250th of a second shutter speed lens aperture F11
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  • Soulmates

    from $520.00

    Edition # 100
    Next Available # 6/100 (#1/100 #2/100 #3/100 #4/100 #5/100 #19/100 (sold)

    On seeing this image I am given the true meaning of destiny. The two trees in this image, dwarfed by the on coming storm and lit by a single ray of light, entangled and entwined around each other as lovers, moulded into the perfect aesthetic shape by the prevailing winds. What were the chances that two seeds would come so close to each other on this barren hill then grow and survive then die together they are truly Soul Mates.
    Camera: Horseman 5x4 field camera. Lens: 90mm Schneider-Kreuznach Super-Angulon. Exposure: 1/15th of a second shutter speed lens aperture F11. Filter: R (25A) red filter used to intensify the dramatic sky.
    Film Stock: Ilford FP4 processed in PMK.
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  • Turtle Rock

    from $160.00

    Open Edition
    Some where in the southwest of Western Australia I was looking through the camera and saw this rock,the outlines within it were very much so that of a turtle, it looked so cute and quirky, I could not resist shooting it & giving it the title of Turtle Rock.
    Camera: Hasselblad. Lens: 50mm lens. Exposure: 125th of a second shutter speed lens aperture F11. Filter: R (25A) red filter. Film Stock: Ilford HP5 It was processed in PMK
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  • Two Trees Taranaki

    from $85.00

    Open Edition
    I stood here in the rain for 2 hours shooting ray's of light as they danced across the lovely valley below I just loved the two trees, later I merged 6 images together to give the fell of the scene I was seeing as a one image shot. The sky was introduced from another image of mine to complete the scene.
    Camera Canon 5D MkIII Lens 70/200mm f2.8 Exposure 250/f11 iso 100
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