LIMITED EDITION FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
This is a curated collection of highly unique landscapes and seascapes. Some are of dreamlike quality. All of the artwork we offer is gallery quality. You buy direct from the artist – myself – and thus you achieve highly exceptional pricing. A fascinating mix of individual artistic vision and photographic realism, these photographs capture old Florida with color and light. These vibrant images of unique creations are one-of-a-kind works of art to remember the experience of Florida.
OUR LIMITED EDITIONS RANGE FROM $395 TO $995. These digitally processed prints possess far more detail and beauty than you actually can see on your monitor. We print serious color artwork. Check the Services Page for details. Also – we operate with PayPal, the most secure encryption technology in existence. SSL is academic since we use PayPal. But we have a site secured by SSL because we have great governance policies.
The advantages of an online gallery:
- In traditional galleries works of art sell for very high premium prices. An online gallery eliminates a lot of logistic overhead and thus offers a savings to you, the buyer, when you purchase art.
- A variety of themes are available – in my online gallery, we have seascapes, landscapes, historic art and even forests. Brick and mortar galleries often do exhibitions, but each exhibition is a particular theme, limiting your exposure and buying opportunities.
- You have access to world-class art direct from the fine art photographer.
- You save time, instead of moving from gallery to gallery you shop online.
- You don’t deal with a gallery salesperson. You have personal contact with the owner and the photographer – me. I share my telephone number with you. I am available for questions. If you would like a teleconference on Skype, that’s fine with me.
- Updates occur in real time and online.
- We can produce B & W Silver Gelatin photographs up to 12×18, and color prints up to 30×40. We’re a relatively new site. Honestly, very few sales to date. But I’ve setup the website for panoramic viewing of some very interesting prints
SURREAL AND STUNNING TROPICAL SEASCAPES ARTWORK FOR SALE
Imagine one of these Masterpiece sunrises or sunsets on your office, living room or library wall. As a 30×40 Large Format metallic print, it is sold for $995 – it will brighten and complement your home and transform and transport your mind. Colors are vibrant and the luminescence is breathtaking. We have captured vibrant coastal sunsets framed by palm trees, as well as interior wetlands. Some of our photographs have been said to resemble paintings by the Highwaymen. Check out this link for an interesting article about them:
Purchasing fine art prints from an online gallery like ours is always more cost-effective than purchasing from a brick and mortar gallery. With minimal overhead that savings is passed onto you the art collector.
High Definition Fine Art – Vibrant colors and unsurpassed resolution
Archival Quality –
We only use Chromaluxe® aluminum sheets – the very highest quality available. Testing has shown that the Chromaluxe® brand has more than 3x better permanence than for example the classic Kodak Silver Halide Prints.
“The photography was a beautiful addition to our church event. I was so impressed I purchased one of his pictures. I was fascinated with the technique he used putting the photo on aluminum. The effect is stunning.“Lucy L – Event Chairperson – OLMM Ladies Guild – Pine Island, FL
LUXURY PHOTOGRAPHIC ART ONLINE GALLERY
I reside in Southwest Florida on an island in the Gulf of Mexico, with moving water, reflections, white sandy beaches and palm trees that all combine to create dramatic and contrasting images. Landscape photography is both an art and a science. In my photographs I combine both to create experiences which will last you a lifetime, and generations beyond. What is the value of a Masterpiece? Some of Ansel Adam’s photographic fine art was sold in the early years for $500 and later increased in value to $25,000 and more. He specialized in black and white photography but I specialize in color because nature is in color. The artistic content and vision of my top photographs are in my opinion Masterpieces. They stand alone and unique in the marketplace.
The vastness of our landscapes and our place in it all is what drives me to capture the mystery of these scenes.
THE STORY OF THE PALM TREE IN A HURRICANE
If you’ve ever been through a hurricane or a monsoon, you’ll notice that it takes down all types of trees – except for one type, the palm tree. Storms are difficult to avoid and impossible to explain, but this one type of tree is not affected by them.
Palm trees aren’t affected by severe storms and winds. They are designed to bend. They can bend quite a lot, like the photograph below. They may become almost horizontal, but they don’t break.
The storm eventually dies down, and the palm tree survives. It not only survives, but scientists say it is actually stronger than it was beforehand. It survives the storm and stands stronger and better than ever. The photograph below is uniquely shot at a distance to reflect their amazing resilience. When strong winds come the palm tree’s root system is not weakened, but actually strengthened by these storms.
Important Points to Keep in Mind
You can explore the mystery of Old Florida Art with these images which take you to another place and time – and buy these beautiful one-of-a-kind Fine Art Prints. Of course the copyright notices are removed in the print for delivery. If you have any questions, also just contact me on the Contact Page at my email address. Contact me for pricing. And whatever transaction you choose, send me an email with your physical mailing address. Then I can provide you with an exact quote based upon your particulars.
If you collect landscape prints, we also have premier prints, canvas and metallic medium backings for our fine art, available for art buyers. A
THE SECRETS OF FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
The first fundamental is the camera. Point and shoot cameras are fine as far as posting images to your personal website for friends and family to enjoy, but if you’re serious about composition and printing, then you need resolution. You need a lot of megapixels – at least 18 megapixels to print 24×30 and 30×40 prints.
To achieve proper sharpness and saturation you also need what is commonly called a DSLR – this is a digital single lens reflex camera. Hobbyists use these and so do professional photographers. I use a Canon. High fashion photographers and portrait photographers alike often use Canon equipment. Canon cameras are known to produce some of the most realistic and beautiful skin tones.They are made according to Japanese factory standards, the highest in the world. Other makes and models have their unique benefits and niches, too.
The engineers that design the microprocessor in the Canon, commonly called the DIGIC processor have fine tuned it so that it produces JPEGs (pictures) of extraordinary quality. Some of the photographs I produce if I use the right settings don’t even require editing. This pre-processing of JPEGs can be achieved through the proper use of other models, too – the Leica and Nikon, among others.
DSLRs have a variety of shooting modes – one is called Landscape. Most landscape photographs are shot in wide angle mode, near the 25mm to 35mm range. There are even ultra-wide lenses that shoot in the 10mm to 18mm range. DSLRs have interchangeable lenses, unlike point and shoot cameras. They also have much larger sensors with higher levels of resolution.
Filters can be used to enhance your images. A polarizing filter is an essential piece of equipment. It can take the glare out of the water’s surface and enhance the rich appearance of a blue sky. Don’t leave home without it!
For portrait photography, most pros shoot with longer lenses – 85mm to 135mm and above. This creates a “compression” that is very flattering. Of course once the sun is down and natural lighting is not available, you may need to transfer to a 50mm prime lens with an f-stop which allows a lot of light in. But for daylight shoots, a longer lens is always better. Remember, if you have a “crop sensor” camera, you need to apply of factor of 1.5 or 1.6 to your lens to compute the equivalent full frame lens focal length. For example, a 50mm prime lens on a crop sensor camera is the equivalent of approximately an 80mm lens on a full frame camera.
Most cameras have a dial on top where you can choose the shooting mode. For landscapes choose Aperture Priority (AV). Aperture controls the depth of field. For large landscapes, use f/11 to f/14. That way the entire scene is what we call tack sharp. For portraits, you will generally shoot at a lower aperture – perhaps f/2.8. The much lower range of apertures require a very expensive lens and have one drawback – a highly restricted depth of field. If you of course focus on the model or subject’s eyes, and their head is at an angle, an f/1.4 lens will often produce an out of focus effect – one eye in focus and the other out of focus. Shakespeare said “Less is better” and perhaps we should take heed to him from time to time.
Single-shot autofocus mode is the best shooting mode for landscape photography. It focuses the camera (once) when the shutter is depressed halfway. Pressing the shutter all the way then takes the photo.
ISO and Exposure Compensation
ISO is a term that refers to the sensitivity of your sensor to the ambient light. Generally you want to use “auto ISO” and let the camera’s processor decide the correct setting. In Aperture Priority Mode, you control the f/stop and let the camera decide the shutter speed and ISO. ISO is white balance.
ISO up to the range of 800 is always safe. Beyond that the photographs can take on a grainy appearance. You can usually set a camera’s ISO to a maximum number – I would choose 800. The only time you need a high ISO is in low light conditions.
Ansel Adams said:
“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.” Check out our site and view the most brilliantly-produced world-class seascape photography on earth. You’ll be carried away with the Fine Art Images in this epic collection as you peruse the various pages of the website.