Stars of the Sea
Stars of the Sea

Stars of the Sea

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"Stars of the Sea"

Silver winner in the Epson International Panorama Awards 2023.

The light was fading, the stars brightening, and a mild breeze was coming off the water carrying the pleasant smell of the ocean, but being on this reef is not peaceful or relaxing, the sea of New Zealand's West Coast is unpredictable and something to pay heed to. I had a job to do, get the shots and get back to shore!

I'm extremely delighted to share my brand new image, an elusive image I have wanted for years.

To achieve this image the conditions had to be perfect, and my timing precise. Moon phase, star alignment, weather and tide were some of the factors to consider.
I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw unpredicted Aurora Australis beams appear in my image. I was also pleased to see the Zodiacal light under the Milky Way.

I was worried I overstayed my welcome on the reef; stay too long and you won't find your way back through the labyrinth of natural stepping stones, rock elevated from the sea floor that will quickly become submerged under the incoming tide. One wrong step and I'd lose my camera and equipment and be in deep.

I feel I have obtained the unobtainable by capturing this image, especially with Aurora.
There have been many visits to this location, all pleasant and with great friends, but I have never come away with something I'm happy with.

Also, a fun fact, these starfish are carnivores and can regenerate parts of their body.

Options include:

-Prints on Metal: ChromaLuxe Limited Edition
Using state-of-the-art equipment and processes, you’ll be hard-pressed to find better metal prints.

  • VIVID HUES & INTRICATE DETAILS ChromaLuxe metal unveils a palette of richer, deeper colours like no other medium. When it comes to capturing the nuance of shadows or the vibrancy of blacks, nothing competes with its brilliance.
  • SLEEK & CONTEMPORARY – FRAMELESS ELEGANCE Once printed, your masterpiece is immediately ready for display. No hunting for the right frame or incurring additional costs. Enjoy the uninterrupted, pure essence of your photos or artwork gracing any wall.
  • Worldwide shipping at a flat rate (I cover a portion of the cost for you).
  • Quantities are highly limited — once these distinct pieces are gone, they will never be replicated. Editions of 10.

-Classic Premium Quality, Semigloss Paper
You'll enjoy artwork that pops with enhanced colors and a subtle shine. The finish also adds a layer of protection, preventing the poster from fading over time due to exposure to light or moisture.

  • With a paper weight of 200 gsm/ 80 lb, it is perfect for long-lasting prints that are stunning to look at in all their vibrant glory.
  • FSC-certified paper or equivalent certifications depending on regional availability. It’s better for the people and the planet.
  • Each poster is shipped in robust packaging, ensuring it arrives safe and secure. More affordable than metal print shipping.
  • Customization later- use a local framing studio of your choice.
  • Printed and shipped on demand. 
  • Custom sizes available on request.