My first photograph with a DSLR, ever…
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There came a point when I outstretched the reach and technical abilities of my Canon Ultracompact camera. Still, it took me quite a while to make the expensive leap into a professional grade camera. When I thought I found a deal I bought my first DSLR, a 5D Mk I. The very next morning I woke at 4 AM and went to Halona Beach Cove to capture long exposures in the pre-dawn dark. I started at twenty minutes per exposure and decreased as the light colored the horizon. For Eternity Beach I opened the shutter for five minutes, laid back and waited. When I brought the photo home… hundreds of dead pixels, a gash across the image, scores of dust spots! I was so disappointed. The camera I purchased was broken. Riddled with dead pixels, even a heavy scratch across the sensor. I returned the camera straight away and the cost of a new camera almost put my photography career on hold.
Because of the camera, Eternity Beach was understandably wrought with challenges and flaws. I’ve come back to this image over and over for the past five years. I tweaked and retouched, I even threw away many versions and attempts to complete it. Even with the challenges, I must have used up a year’s worth of luck to have captured such an image on my very first foray into professional work. It was worth coming back to again and again. Finally, it’s finished and I am very proud of it.
Eternity Beach is a Limited Edition of 12 with a single artist proof. After these are printed there will be no more editions printed. The price will increase as the edition sells out. As of May 1st, 11 editions remain. She is available as a 20×60 and 24×72 inch piece. The image above is 20×60 (1.5m) in a 3″ white liner and 4″ Fotiou frame. See the last page of the 2017 catalog for frame samples.
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I just finished the 2017 Catalog! It is an adobe web document, you can view it online or download it. It looks great on mobile, tablets, and desktops.
The dock is Click on page numbers in the TOCs to be taken to the images and click on the page numbers at the bottom of each page to be taken back to page 1.
Click on the boat to be taken to the catalog.