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For the first three weeks in December, we have teamed up with three amazing artists for our Christmas Print Giveaway!
Our first artist is Andrew Griffiths from Lensloft - our featured artist for September! His images, taken from a helicopter flying at sometimes over 10,000ft, have created a viral sensation across Australia & internationally and we are excited to give away one of his amazing signed fine art prints!
The image chosen as our print giveaway is 'New York Sunset' printed at 20 x 24" on Museo Portfolio Rag worth $451. See below for Andrew's incredible account of how this image came to be!
Entries for this print are open to everyone worldwide!
Andrew has just opened his online gallery & print shop, with all this photographs available to purchase!
To be in the running to win, you must:
This competition is open to everyone with the print delivered free of charge worldwide! The winner will be selected at random from all entries that fit all of the giveaway criteria & announced via Instagram.
Entries open Friday 1st December at 10am AEST and runs until Wednesday 6th December at 10am AEST. The winner will be announced later on Wednesday at approx 2pm AEST.
Week 2: To be announced Friday 8th December
Week 3: To be announced Friday 15th December
May 2017: “It’s noisy and there’s a familiar smell of aviation fuel. I’m harnessed into an AS-350 helicopter listening intently as Air Traffic Control coordinate our high altitude climb out over Manhattan. At this height, it’s freezing cold and spatial awareness is compromised so our pilot is flying on instruments whilst I lean out to help guide us into position over Central Park.
I’ve spent months preparing for this moment and I go through my checklists as we are buffeted by gusting 50knot winds. With more than 8,000ft of vertical space between us and the endless mosaic of Manhattan rooftops below there is no room for mistakes. At this point there are clouds on the horizon, threatening to cast a big dull shadow across the scene below but high winds are pushing the clouds quickly across the sky just enough to open up a short window of golden light.
My heart is now racing and despite the risks and challenges I can finally catch a glimpse of what we came for. It was more than I could ever have imagined. The timing and positioning are critical so we wait until the light is just right before I carefully step out onto the skids.
As I lean out my eyes are watering in the freezing cold slip stream but I brace against the buffeting, press the camera’s eyepiece firmly against my left eye and suddenly the distractions and chaos of the broader view become a single frame to the world below…. adjust shutter speed… long steady breath out.. Click.”
- David R, Univerity of Queensland Library -
Thank you so much—the scanner profile is beautiful! My eyes immediately said yes, but my head said check the target values. For once, I should have just trusted my eyes—the values are as spot on as you can get.