2/06/2010

Mindarie Keys Hotel Display

This month at the Mindarie Keys Hotel Foyer I have 10 large framed landscape prints on display. Being my first display of this kind the work that goes on to prepare for something like this was a good learning curve. First was choosing which one of my images I should use, then what media should each be printed on, then the matt-boarding, framing etc …

A BIG THANK YOU to Terraze from Arts Edge Gallery for putting up with my daily requests and intrusions into your business day.

Over the next few days I will be taking better images of the display, these images below are just quick snaps of some of the 10 prints on display.

The Display is in the Hotel Foyer at Mindarie Keys Hotel situated at
Ocean Falls Boulevard
Mindarie, 6030
Western Australia
P: 08 9305 9305

The display is open everyday throughout June from 8am-6pm.

Cheers

Neal


28/01/2010

Yosemite National Park Landscape Images

New images from my travels to Yosemite National Park and now available through the website Spoolphotography.com under the “Limited Edition Section” just flowing the links from USA > Standard > Vertical.

There you will find 2 images from Yosemite National Park, one of Yosemite Falls and one from El Capitan. Both images are Black & White and are Limited in numbers to 60. The first few prints of each have each reminded my of the grandeur of Yosemite National Park. Once printed on Fujiflex and framed they both look amazing. I personally have of El Capitan and will be printing the Yosemite Falls image early next week for my home. I am very proud of both these prints. I had a certain vision when I went to the park last year and to come away with 2 of the 3 specific images I always wanted is more than I could of asked for.

Both images can be purchased in a range of sizes from 24 inches through to 60 inches in length. Once I find a nice location to photograph the framed versions of these images I will post here on the blog the results. My framer Arts Edge has once again done an incredible job with the framing and I could not be happier with the results.

El Capitan Yosemite National Park, USA

Yosemite Falls, USA


5/12/2009

3 Sisters Blue Mountains

The 3 Sisters are a rock formation in the Blue Mountains of NSW Australia. Located at Echo Point they are 922, 918 & 906 metres tall or around 3000 feet above sea level.

This image was taken last winter on a very cold and dark morning. Waiting for the sun to rise I was hoping the sun would provide the right light between the 2 large rock plateaus and the 3 sisters.

I was rewarded for the cold early start with a stunning sunrise over one of Australia’s Iconic National Landmarks. The 3 Sisters At The Blue Mountains.


20/11/2009

San Francisco Dawn

Dawn over San Francisco is a special time. With the sun coming up over the Eastern Sierra’s, the sky and mountain tops take on a magnificent glow. With the lights still burning in the city and bay added by the ever present fog rolling in off the Pacific Ocean, watching a sunrise from the Marin Headlands over the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco is a memory I’ll never forget.

In this image I tried to not capture too much of the sky for reason being I think it detracts from the city still being in darkness with the lights still lighting up the bay, plus the glow was way too much to handle while still allowing the city lights to shine through on Camera, for the human eye this is not a problem but for camera exposure proposes it still is.

Shot at 200mm with 4 separate images stitched to form one large hi resolution image capable of being printed to 90 or more inches without quality being compromised. The detail in the city and across the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay Bridge is stunning.


17/11/2009

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge

One of my favorite times to photograph San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge is after sunset. The reason I like this time of day/evening to photograph the Golden Gate Bridge is because of the lights. The lights of the city light up the bay and the bridge takes on a more prominent feature during this time. Not that it needs to be any more prominent that it already is, its just after dark for me I think it comes alive and really shines.

If you would like to purchase a fine art print of “The Golden Gate Bridge After Dark” before then please contact myself through the contact form listed on the site. This image will be made available in sizes ranging from 12 inches long through to 90 inches long, as well as any custom size you wish. I think this image would lend itself to both a gloss media like Fuji Flex and/or Cotton Rag Photographic Paper. Both look amazing printed on these finishes as large as possible.


15/11/2009

Western Australian Sunset Beach Prints

A view from the beach not far from where I live. Taken a few nights back. We have been experiencing some rather nice sunsets and sunrises in the past week as we do at this time of year before the winds dry out in the height of summer and we are let with less that reasonable sunsets.

I usually have a lot of trouble producing images from a beach scene as stitched images, especially when there is little or no dominant factors in the image to pull the images together, but this time it seemed to work flawlessly, must be the texture in the clouds that helped as this was a 3 image stitch that lined up perfectly first go.

This image will be made available as a Fine Art Print in the “Open Edition” section of Spoolphotography.com in the coming weeks.

If you would like to purchase a fine art print of “Indian Ocean Beach” before then please contact myself through the contact form listed on the site. This image will be made available in sizes ranging from 12 inches long through to 75 inches long, as well as any custom size you wish. I think this image would be best printed on a hi gloss media like Fuji Flex.


14/11/2009

Lake Tahoe Fine Art Print

A second image from my recent photo shoot in Northern California, this time from Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe lies on the California / Nevada State border with this image just lying inside the Nevada State Line.

In my past visits to Lake Tahoe I have searched for this area only to come up short. I did find it in 2008 but the access seemed very steep and dangerous so no attempt was made. This year I ventured back determined to find a more suitable access route down. Well I found it and while not perfect it was much easier. Here is the result on one trip down, I made it to the area twice both times coming back with quite different results. First one up is the fiery sunset over Lake Tahoe.


13/11/2009

California Landscape Prints

Recently returned from a 3 week shot in Northern California. Visiting places from San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge out to Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe and through to the Mt Shasta area in the far north of California. In the coming weeks and months I will be posting quite a few images from my travels as well as some new images from Sydney New South Wales and the South Coast area of Western Australia, so be on the look out for those.

First up is a waterfall area near Mt Shasta in Northern California I visited a few weeks ago. Taken in the fall season on a overcast day the colors came through more than I could of hoped for.

This image will be made available in the “Open Edition” section of Spoolphotography.com in the coming weeks.

If you would like to purchase a fine art print of this waterfall before then please contact myself through the contact form listed on the site. This image will be made available in sizes ranging from 12 inches long through to 75 inches long, as well as any custom size you wish. I think this image would be best printed on a hi gloss media like Fuji Flex. This would really make those greens and yellows shine.


3/09/2009

Western Australian Farms

With more rain than I can ever remember living in Western Australia the farms east and south of where I live are looking stunning at present. Lush and green they are a delight to photograph seeing as though for around 10 months of the year they are either brown or just plain dust bowls.

Heres a single shot I took earlier this week while out and about scouting West Australian farmland.

This image will be made available for purchase through my “Open Edition” section of the website that is not too far away from being released …


30/08/2009

Govetts Leap Blue Mountains Australia

Taken on very cold evening after sunset from the scenic lookout at the Blue Mountains in NSW called Govetts Leap.

Image will be made available as a fine art print in an assortment of sizes and finishes through the website Spoolphotography.com “Open Edition” section in the coming weeks.