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:: Descent



Location:
Hancock Gorge, Karijini National Park, Western Australia - Australia
Print Code:
MG00317-DT
Edition Size:
Only 5 Prints + 1 Artist Proof, World-Wide
Awards:
Silver Award
Honorable Mention - International Photography Awards 2012
Framing:
The print is expertly face-mounted onto 4.5mm museum-grade Acrylic for the best possible presentation and extreme protection from damaging UV light. It is then backed onto acid-free Aluminium and surrounded by a thick beveled board wrapped with black fabric. To finish it off, we frame the print with our hand-finished Elite Dark Ash frame, imported from Italy. (as pictured above)
Details:

Every now and then I capture something that is truly special, a particular location or moment in time that shows a completely unique perspective on nature as we know it.

When i visited Hancock Gorge for the first time, I knew immediately that this was one of those locations. I was taken aback by the sheer beauty of this place. Since the beginning of time, cool water from deep below the earth has flowed through this region carving out a remarkable canyon with amazing red rock walls. Now, water continues to flow through the gorge creating stunning cascades and waterfalls. This amazing waterfall drops sharply into the pool below with a bizarre spiral like twist.

I began my descent into Hancock Gorge in complete darkness not realising how much water was flowing through the canyon. After climbing down the gorge wall and hitting the canyon floor, twilight had arrived and I could see what I had gotten myself into. It had just been one of the wettest wet seasons on record and Cyclone Lua had passed through the region only 2 days before. There was loads of water flowing through the gorge. Luckily I had dressed appropriately and started to make my way further down into the gorge, climbing along steep cliff edges, slipping and sliding my way down through narrow fast-flowing cascades and wading through chest deep waterholes with 20kg of camera gear held high above my head.

45 minutes after starting my descent I arrived at the top of this incredible waterfall and my jaw dropped. I took a moment to take it all in but then realised it was getting light quickly, I had to move fast if I wanted to nail the best light of the day. I could instantly see a beautiful vertical photograph and set up my medium format film camera with my tripod in the perfect (but very dangerous) position, one wrong move and the front tripod leg would have slipped taking my expensive film camera over the edge and deep into the pool below. As the sun hit the horizon the red walls of the gorge began to glow and I captured this magnificent photograph with an exposure of well over 10 minutes. Confident that I had captured Hancock Gorge at it's absolute finest, I packed my gear away and retreated back to the safety of the world above.

This is now one of my personal favourite prints in my collection.



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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