Delicate Rose | The Flomocean Collection

Thurston Photo

On the particular afternoon that this image was shot, I was sitting on a headland near the city of Wollongong, NSW, Australia. The wind was blowing a light offshore and a little swell was rolling in, I had positioned myself perpendicular to where I saw the waves breaking the most often. The plan was to shoot across them and pan with the moving subject to capture the motion of the clean swell lines that were coming in. I sat for a couple of hours as the golden light came and then disappeared below the horizon. Several couples that were there to observe the sunset that afternoon were leaving, yet I continued to sit there fascinated by the ocean; a love that has gradually increased through a lifetime of connecting with this vast expanse of water. I had captured some great shots with golden light reflecting off the waters surface before the sun had set and the light evaporated. However, I waited patiently for the mysterious glow of last light. Everybody had left, then, the sky began to illuminate again, and it looked as if a crimson blanket was being pulled over the ocean before it went to sleep for another day. For a short window in time the colours were exceptionally brilliant, hues of pinks and blues danced across the water and I shot every swell line that came through. The contrast and composition in this particular photograph ‘Delicate’ stood out among the series and became the shot I chose to represent that moment I spent with the sea.


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Our Fine Art Papers: Our popular fine art prints come with the choice of 3 papers; Centurion Photo Silk 285 (Satin Paper), Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308 Fine Art Paper (premium Matte Finish) or Hahnemühle Metallic Pear Fine Art Paper (premium Lustre finish). All sizes of our rolled prints come with free interntational shipping.

Framed Prints: The fine art paper is mounted on an acid free foam core and complemented with brilliant white acid free mat board. The frames are constructed of high quality timber in the choice of White, Black or Tasmanian Oak. We then install TruVue Anti Reflective Art glass, to create a flawless, reflection free, gallery-ready finish. Please allow 6-10 days minimum off season (and up to 10-12 business days) during holiday seasons due to increased demand. If you live outside of Australia we strongly suggest ordering a rolled print only and have it framed locally in your area to avoid potential shipping damages. We do not ship frames larger than 20” x 30” overseas.

Canvases: Our high quality 400gsm Fine Art Stretched Canvases come in the option of Natural or Metallic. Our Canvases boast a fine structure and premium bright white inkjet coating for amazing reproduction of the ocean art. Each canvas is sprayed with a liquid laminate, which not only enhances the colour but also protects against UV fading, dust, minor scratches and water spills. They are then, gallery wrapped over a stretcher bar made from quality Australian pine and finished with a tape seal backing. It's arguably the best Canvas product you can possibly buy.

Acrylic Panels: Our Acrylic Panels are a premium and modern choice, showcasing the art in an an almost 3d effect. Printed on Metallic Fine Art Paper then set into a high quality 6mm crystal clear acrylic panel that floats on the wall using an Aluminium french cleat hanging system. They typically take a minimum of 7-10 business days before they are shipped out, expect slightly longer times for larger articles.

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