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:: Daydream



Location:
Hardy Reef & Hook Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland - Australia
Print Code:
MG00393-DD
Edition Size:
Only 100 Prints Available
Awards:
Silver Award
Silver Award - EPSON International Panoramic Awards 2017
Details:

In September of 2016 I completed a highly successful Cairns photography workshop with an amazing group of participants before it was time to spend a few days shooting with a close friend. We drove south to the beautiful town of Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays. It was a strenuous 9 hour drive in the end due to many roadworks on the Bruce Highway but we arrived safely just after dark.

Airlie Beach is a popular holiday location, the gateway to the magnificent Whitsunday Islands and central Great Barrier Reef.

My goal for this trip was to capture a vertical panorama of Hook and Hardy Reef from a helicopter.

I was extremely excited at the prospect of re-shooting Hardy Reef, the location of 'Reef Dreaming' – my most highly awarded photograph to date, captured some 6 years earlier!

The next day with anticipation building we organised a helicopter charter at midday and had the doors removed. We took off, ascended to 1000 feet and flew out to Hardy Reef over the Whitsunday Islands. On the way out we flew past a large Eagle, wings spread and flying gracefully; with no doors we were looking right at it - what an incredible experience!

Once we arrived at Hardy Reef we completed a number of laps of the area at different altitudes and I got to work, capturing a number of vertical and horizontal panoramas. This was my first time shooting vertical panoramas from a helicopter. As expected, the biggest challenge was avoiding the rotors in the top of the frame, I had to lean out of the chopper quite a way in the end but nailed this unique capture of such an incredible part of Australia.

2 hours later we returned to Shute Harbour Airport with huge smiles (and empty wallets!), we had shared a truly memorable experience, something we will talk about for many years to come.

If you haven't had the chance to see the reef from the sky, put it on your bucket list - I highly recommend it!



Print Information



Mark Gray's fine art photographs are printed on archival quality Fujiflex Crystal Archive paper. Fujiflex is the highest quality professional photographic paper currently available in the world and has to be seen to be believed. The quality of this paper is exceptional with a very large colour gamut and an ultra high gloss pearlescent appearance. It also has a strong resistance to light fading and with correct mounting and framing will last for many years without any signs of fading.

After printing, your photograph is titled and hand signed by Mark Gray. It's then covered, rolled and packed into a hard cylinder tube to guarantee safe delivery. All prints come with 'Framing & Handling' instructions ensuring you get the most from your print/s.

Limited Edition Print's are also numbered and come with a 'Certificate Of Authenticity', also signed by Mark.


Delivery Information



For unframed prints and gallery wall stock (framed prints), Australia wide delivery takes 1-2 weeks and International delivery takes 2-3 weeks. For custom framed prints, Australia wide delivery generally takes 6-8 weeks and International delivery time takes 8-10 weeks. If you have a tight deadline feel free to give us a call and we would be happy to discuss your options with you.

All unframed print purchases totaling over $100 AUD receive FREE Standard Delivery World Wide. Postage is added automatically for all other online purchases. Registered or express post is available for an additional cost. Both of these services allow detailed tracking so please contact us before ordering for a quote based on your location.


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We are highly confident that you will be more than satisfied with the quality of Mark Gray's landscape prints, however if you aren't happy for any reason, we offer a 30 day money back guarantee (providing we receive the print in the same condition in which you received it).

Any prints damaged in transit are repaired or replaced free of charge on return.


Please Note: The best care has been taken to accurately represent the finished photograph in the online gallery, however due to web limitations and differences in individual user's monitor settings, printed photograph colours may differ slightly from the photographs viewed on this website.


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