The Hydra | The Ocean Collection


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Collections: OCEAN PRINT COLLECTION

Category: Waves


ABOUT THE IMAGE

This was an extremely unlikely moment. I was swimming off the East coast of Australia in the Shoalhaven region in a very large and unpredictable swell. I didn’t have any kind of flotation device, and I was swimming against strong currents, undertows and refracting waves. It was pretty chaotic and lining up a photograph was frustratingly hard. I was shooting with the 70-200mm lens in the water which is quite a tight focal length to work with in calm conditions let alone rough conditions, although I was looking for a specific moment within the chaos. I didn’t get a lot of shots this day, however I swam for hours, determined to isolate a moment. I saw this wave coming from way out the back and immediately knew by the shape and the way it was forming, that is was going to be special creature. In a last ditch effort, I swam hard against the current to get in position, then, just as it broke, I kicked hard to lift myself out of the water enough to rise above the chop and distractions to fire at the face of this mythical beast. I shot full frame and managed to align a few compositions of the 2-3 second lifespan of this creature that has now been acknowledged as ‘The Hydra’.

Thurston photographing the hydra in the ocean

ORDER INFORMATION

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.

Once you place your order, we typically process it on the same business day. Our print facility then schedules it in for production, a process that we are very passionate about. Our Print Masters take every single detail into account in order to reproduce the art in the highest quality possible. For unframed paper prints, allow 3-5 business days before your print is ready and shipped to you. For framed prints, allow 7-10 business days before a shipment notification is sent. If at any stage the process is taking longer, please feel free to get in touch and we will follow up your order immediately. For more information on Australia wide and international deliveries, see 'shipping details'

All prints come digitally signed in the bottom right hand corner.

Please don't hesitate to contact us, at any stage during the ordering process - pt@thurstonphoto.com

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