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Friday, December 08, 2006

The Friday Photographs for December 8th, 2006

Stephen Best, Croajingolong 5, 2006

Our first Friday print offer consists of two outstanding natural detail pictures by Canberra-based Australian nature photographer Stephen Best. These are good examples of pretty much the highest quality color photographic printing that inkjet technology has to offer; Stephen strives for the highest possible quality and does whatever he needs to do to achieve it, using the best (and often the most expensive) materials and equipment; his philosophy is never to cut any corners. He starts with a 4x5 Fujichrome transparency and scans it with a Flextight 848, creating files that start out larger than 400MB. These two prints, which measure 8x10" on a 9.5x11.5" sheet of 100% cotton Crane Museo Silver Rag, are 2X enlargements printed using Epson Ultrachrome K3 pigment inks in an Epson 4800 printer.

Stephen Best, Croajingolong 3, 2006

Stephen has kindly consented to offer an edition of these pictures especially for us for only $100 each, a price that includes airmail shipping worldwide. Each print is signed by the photographer on the back. There's no limit on the number of prints in this offer; you can order one or the other, or both, and even multiple copies if you so desire. The offer is good until 6:30 a.m. next Friday. Please allow 4 weeks after that for delivery.

Both pictures were taken in Croajingolong National Park in North Eastern Victoria, Australia.


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Blogger plabby said...

I am very please you are now advocating print purchases through TOP. I think the best thing for any photographer is exposure (pun intended). Keep them coming.

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Blogger Jim Roelofs said...

Just one little correction. The mentioned national park is in far east Gippsland ( a region in Victoria) on the south east Australian coastline.

Kindest regards, Jim Roelofs

2:32 PM  
Blogger stephen best said...

"Just one little correction. The mentioned national park is in far east Gippsland ( a region in Victoria) on the south east Australian coastline."

True enough, but I was thinking more of someone in (say) Wisconsin looking at an atlas figuring out roughly where on the globe these were shot.

Not that location is essential to the images. I go to these places because they're fertile areas for image-making, not because they're overwhelmingly spectacular. The spectacular doesn't interest me, but maybe that's because my photography isn't up to the measure of such places. As a photographer I respond more to the quality of the light and feel of the place. Of course, being away from all distractions helps.

These two images are part of a set of twenty I've been working on for over a year exploring aspects of the coastal areas within easy reach of Canberra. The collection will hopefully show sometime in 2007.

7:41 PM  
Blogger steve said...

It's nice to see some Aus. photos, form a native Canberran now living warm Madison, WI (well it is warm compared to last week)


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