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‘Tempest’

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‘Tempest’

Image Date: 8th August 2008

Creative Work: 5th May 2009 (Edition 1)

Total Prints = 3 (max 50) AP = 1 / Avalible =2 / Distribution = 0

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This page contains the following chapters. Scroll through or click on to jump direct.

  • Overview
  • Credits, Exhibitions Uses and Awards
  • Print Example
  • Framed Example
  • EXIF and Technical Notes
  • Edition Log
  • Print Log
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    Overview

    A menacing looking storm approaches. The different cloud shapes and texture highlight the amazing air currents that take place within a large summer storm. As a pilot I’ve experienced first hand how these fierce airflows can throw a large airliner about.  Although on this occassion it was my lens that I pointed directly into the battle from the safety of my home’s deck, rather than a flight deck!

     

    Image Credits, Exhibitions and Awards

    Print Candidate for Art in The County 2009

     

     

    Print Example

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    Framed Example

    Image to come. 

     
    Technical Notes

    Nikon D2x – NEF (12bit) Nikkor 28-70 F2.8 @ 28mm – f8 – 1/80s – ISO 100 

    Exposed well to the right, NX2 RAW conversion and exposure adjustment, dramatic contrast curve added. 16bit aRGB Tiff into CS4, converted to BW and Toned (nik Software) minor burning. Grain.

    The 100% crop shown below highlights the texture and is taken from the bottom of the image, 1/4 from the left.

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    Edition Log

    • Edition 1 – Creative work completed 5th May 2009.
    • Print Run 1 – 5th May 2009  at The Viewfinder Studio, Sengdroma Farm, PEC. 
    • 13″ x 8/7″ Archival Inkjet (B9180) on satin Photographic Paper. Total Print 3 

     Print Log (Click Here to discover how to purchase)

    1. Edition 1 Print Run 1 – AP – (minor spot noted and corrected in collector prints.)
    2. Edition 1 Print Run 1 – 1 0f 2 $175 – Avaliable from Mid June – Framed (18×14) – Potential Exhibition print for Art in the County 
    3. Edition 1 Print Run 1 – 2 of 2 $95 – Avaliable from Mid June – Print Only – Artist Storage – Currently Unframmed / Unmatted, both upgrades avaliable.

    all the best, Steven


    stevendraperphotography

    ‘the complete picture’

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    Steven Draper is an award winning ”freestyle photographic artist” based in Prince Edward County, Ontario Canada. His high quality images cover a range of subject matter but are conceived and created ” from the heart.” Steven is also the Founder and CEO of Polepics, ‘Photography head and shoulders above the rest.’ All material on this web-site is subject to copyright and is not permitted to be reused or re-distributed without the prior written permission of Steven Draper, his heirs or executors.

    Memorial Hockey Tournament

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    Hello Everyone.

    My photographs of all the action at the Richard Scruby Memorial Tournament are now on line and avaliable to purchase.

    Please click HERE or on ANY PICTURE  to go to the gallery

    5×7’s are $10 each, that includes the tax, and will generate approx $5 of proceeds per image for the trust fund. A number are also off to a local newspaper.

     

    The Winners

    The images are arranged as best as possible in team groups, although by nature of the sport many shots have players from both teams. I do have many more images so if you do not see yourself then ket me know and I can check my files.

    The easiest way for me to manage any purchases is for each team to supply a list of requirements – each picture has a number below it – by the end of April and I can make the prints and hae them sent to you shortly afterwards.

    Alternative sizes are possible, please contact me direct for details. Lets see if we can make a few more $ for the trust fund. 

    Please feel free to comment below the pictures! 

    Steven

    Miles High

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    Hello all.

    During my Equinox show at Gallery ArtsPlus Belleville  I’ll be providing information regarding the images ever few days. Today I take you high into the sky with a print titled Miles High.

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    'Miles High'

    I titled it Miles High because the aeroplane that is producing the contrail is about 7miles up in the sky between Toronto and Montreal. It is probably on route from somewhere in the US to Europe and the crew would be settling down for a short night as they race towards the sunrise that they will meet over the Eastern Atlantic in a few hours time.   I personally love the colours and the way the light from the setting sun plays with the clouds creating an amazing perspective, suggesting a very high vantage point.

    This print is FOR SALE in a variety of sizes and price points and as always is subject to a maximum of 50 in total. For a limited time (26 March – 26 April 2009) it can be purchased through GalleryArtsPlus, Belleville. Following the show CLICK HERE to find out how to purchase.

    CLICK HERE for an information sheet that details prices, image sizes and other details.

    All the best, Steven


    stevendraperphotography

    ‘the complete picture’

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    Steven Draper is an award winning ”freestyle photographic artist” based in Prince Edward County, Ontario Canada. His high quality images cover a range of subject matter but are conceived and created ” from the heart.” Steven is also the Founder and CEO of Polepics, ‘Photography head and shoulders above the rest.’ All material on this web-site is subject to copyright and is not permitted to be reused or re-distributed without the prior written permission of Steven Draper, his heirs or executors.

    Opening Night

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    Hi Everyone

    Last night was the opening night of the Equinox Exhibition at Gallery ArtPlus, Belleville where I am the Feature Photographer. I have to say it was very special to see a whole collection of my work hanging together, all framed and matted in the same style. Although after all the work, late nights – complete nights and endless printing, I have to say that a sense of relief was the biggest emotion!

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    Myself in front of some of my pieces!

     

    The pieces are very diverse from a photograph of the UK aerobatic team the Red Arrows performing during a very misty day in 2007 to sunlight bursting through the trees just along the street from where I live. Ultimately the majority of the images are about how the light plays with the subject, illuminating, shaping, revealing or concealing and I was pleased several attendees at the reception picked up this point.

    Over the next few weeks I will be posting all the images and providing some commentary on the pieces. I’ve also worked out how to provide upto date providence information about each piece of work online and there are links to these too.   

    Several friends and neighbours had no idea that I took such photographs and it was good to see them excited. The show also features a number of other very well established and talented local artists and further details can be found on the galleries website.

    all the best, Steven


    stevendraperphotography

    ‘the complete picture’

    ***

    Steven Draper is an award winning ”freestyle photographic artist” based in Prince Edward County, Ontario Canada. His high quality images cover a range of subject matter but are conceived and created ” from the heart.” Steven is also the Founder and CEO of Polepics, ‘Photography head and shoulders above the rest.’ All material on this web-site is subject to copyright and is not permitted to be reused or re-distributed without the prior written permission of Steven Draper, his heirs or executors.

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    2009-03-27 at 6:05 pm

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    1st Feature Photographer Exhibition

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    Hello Everyone.

    It seems that it is only a few days ago that the phone rang and I was asked whether I’d be able to supply enough photographic images to fill a gallery at an upcoming exhibition. Equinox, Gallery Arts Plus, Belleville 26MArch – 26April 2009. Despite the short notice and the arrival of the polepics mast I decided to go for it. The chance of my first significant exhibition in this area is too good an opportunity to pass by. 

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    The theme for the show is Folk, Colour and Fantasy and due to the short notice I’d be using images from my library of images rather than shooting specifically for the exhibition. It took several hours to search through my archives and I really must get round to sorting out all the files in Light-room soon!

    I decided that all prints would be made specifically for the exhibition. Some images would only need a little processing, but others would need to be worked from scratch. I even made one new picture with the mast system!! All went very well until it came to making the prints when some serious banding problems occurred. Eventually I managed to resolve them, but the stock of archival inks was heavily depleted during the rectification requiring an overnight delivery to be ordered at extra expense. 

    I also upgraded to Photoshop CS4 during the period and ran into Scratch disk problems that took an evening of internet searching to resolve. Thankfully with a day to go to the hanging deadline I’d made most of the prints. Now making the frames is also part of my mission and so I’d placed an order with National Art in Nova Scotia to supply the mouldings and other bits and pieces like Matt Board. They’d arrived in good time and so I looked forward to some chopping and fixing. 

    It was during this that I discovered that the specific chuck key for the thumbnail joiner was missing. I searched high and low, knowing that we packed it for our move about a year ago. Eventually it turned up but half a day was gone. So the matt cutting went on late into the night, in-fact right through to next morning!!!!

    So I’m relieved that most of the work is done. Just some glazing to be cut and we are done.

    stevendraperphotography

    ‘the complete picture’

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    Steven Draper is an award winning ”freestyle photographic artist” based in Prince Edward County, Ontario Canada. His high quality images cover a range of subject matter but are conceived and created ” from the heart.” Steven is also the Founder and CEO of Polepics, ‘Photography head and shoulders above the rest.’ All material on this web-site is subject to copyright and is not permitted to be reused or re-distributed without the prior written permission of Steven Draper, his heirs or executors.

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    2009-03-19 at 7:25 am

    New Years Baby!!

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    Hi everyone

    Caroline, Baby Aaron with Dr Rice and Nurse Melissa

    No I’m not announcing an official new service although I welcome all enquiries – but I wanted to share the happy news of the arrival of my 3rd son, Aaron Oliver Draper who was born in our local Picton hospital at 12.54am on Monday 12th January. All went very well and I am very happy and proud.

     

    Aaron opens his eyes to the World

    Aaron opens his eyes to the World, Mum and the words NIKON!!

    I know many people like to know that he weighed in at 7lb 1oz and the labor was really quick – the official time 2 hours 20. No pain relief used (for the 3rd time) and everyone was back at our home 18 hours later. 

    As an added bonus we found out that Aaron is the first baby to be born at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital this year and we were presented with a silver cup. The story made the local newspaper – Click Here – to read it.

    I’m off to help out some more.

    Take Care, Steven


    stevendraperphotography

    ‘the complete picture’

    ***

    Steven Draper is an award winning  ”freestyle photographic artist” based in Prince Edward County, Ontario Canada. His high quality images cover a range of subject matter but are conceived and created ” from the heart.” Steven is available for a range assignments and can be contacted via the comments box or the sites contact page.  All material on this web-site is subject to copyright and is not permitted to be stored, reused or re-distributed without the prior written permission of Steven Draper, his heirs or executors.

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    2009-01-15 at 12:32 pm

    Proud to be Canadian…

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    …is the title of a recently published article in a specialist Ontario newspaper called ‘School Advocate’. As it’s name suggests it centred around education and is published quarterly. 

    My assignment was to cover the RCMP Musical ride from an educational aspect and required both photography and also text. The event is very dynamic and I decided to use two cameras, one with the Nikons classic reporting lens, the 28-70 f2.8 G and the other with the 70-200 f2.8 G VR. Two images were eventually used, one two support article and another was used as a thumbnail on the front page. 

    ‘Story, Story, Story!’

    Journalistic imaging is different from fine art in the pace at which things are required. However ‘Story, story, story’ is critical in grabbing attention, along with image quality that comes from good technique and equipment. The first image, from which a thumbnail was used, shows why it is worth hanging about after the main event for a few moments!

    'Back to school'

     

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