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:: Ocean Harmony

Kaikoura, South Island - New Zealand
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Kaikoura is a place that has fascinated me for many years. The landscape that surrounds Kaikoura is incredible - rugged snow covered alps that drop straight into the ocean. There are not many places like this in the world!

During my first trip to New Zealand I didn't bother visiting Kaikoura because it was Autumn and there was no snow on the Kaikoura ranges. On my second trip it was the end of Winter and there was strong potential for snow on the peaks. When I arrived it was dark so I couldn't see much but planned to rise early and capture the sunrise the next morning.

I awoke the next morning an hour before sunrise and could just make out the awe-inspiring mountains along with some beautiful colour starting to appear on the horizon. I attempted to drive down to the edge of the coast and managed to get lost in a cul-de-sac high above the edge of the water - all the while watching the colours in the sky intensify! I started to get a little frustrated by my lack of early morning navigational skills however pulled myself together and 15 minutes later found a way down to the water's edge. It was just in time to find this composition and capture the beautiful light appearing across the tops of the ranges just as the sun hit the horizon.

I returned to show my wife this magical place an hour or so later but by then a change had rolled in and the peaks were completely covered by cloud, you couldn't see any snow at all. It stayed the same for the next 3 days. I sure was blessed to capture this light on the first morning.

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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. 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.

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Australia wide delivery generally takes 1-2 weeks and International delivery time takes 2-3 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.

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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 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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