Happy #WorldPhotographyDay

It’s World Photography Day. On 19 August 1839, the French government bought the patent for the Daguerreotype process, developed by Frenchmen Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce, and announced it would be “free to the world”.

More info on https://worldphotoday.com/

Chasing Rainbows

A new set of images now available as cards and prints – rainbows over the sea and harbour of St Monans …

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Copper Reflections, Aluminium Print

This is the latest print available from Imagenic.

It’s experimental – the first one I’ve had printed on aluminium. Looking at those copper-coloured reflections in the water, this picture seemed an obvious candidate for the process.

The result is a sharp and reflective image that in the right light has an impression of depth within the picture that needs to be seen to be appreciated – so if you are in the St Monans area and would like to see it, let me know.

I also have some samples of canvas prints, including the St Monans Landmarks and the St Monans in the Snow panoramas featured in previous posts.

The above print on aluminium at 60cm x 40cm is currently available at £80

 

Lining up the Landmarks

Over the years, I’ve taken a lot of photographs of St Monans’ landmarks, individually and collectively. From a few places, they are all visible and almost aligned. By carefully picking your viewpoint – a few yards can make a big difference – they can appear side by side. Move far enough away, use a telephoto lens, and the compression effect can make them look much closer together than the mile or so that lies between the castle and the windmill.

I’ve used this technique many times over the years. Along with variations in the viewpoint, factors such as the season, the tide, the time of day and the weather combine to make every set of results different. As sunset approaches, the fading light presents challenges and opportunities. And sometimes there are other incidental features that add to the magic of the scene – figures in the distance on the coastal path, waves crashing over the harbour, sheep grazing, a bird landing on a fence in the foreground …

I have exhibited some of these images at the Arts Festival, and used them on the village website and facebook page since setting those up nearly ten years ago. Now I am making them available to order in a range of sizes and formats.

The first image can be supplied as a 90cm by 30cm photocanvas for £80 (other sizes, mount and framing options on request).

The image above is a low resolution version of the print. The image below gives a closer view when you click on it (it will open up as a separate tab or page).

A second image from the same series of photographs is available with a 2:1 aspect ratio – I can supply it as a 80cm by 40cm photo on canvas for £80; or 100cm by 50cm canvas for £100. Other sizes and formats on request.