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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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  • 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


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    ‘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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    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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    Studio Tour 2009

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    I’m very pleased to announce today that Steven Draper Photography has been accepted onto the prestigious Prince Edward County Studio Tour 2009. To be accepted requires not only a studio to meet strict criteria regarding public visits but a Jury to assess a current portfolio of work. The standard has to be among the very best in order to gain acceptance.

    So I’m very excited! This event brings thousands of art loving couples, individuals and art collectors to Prince Edward County during the three day event which takes place in mid September, although many studios are open throughout the year. (check 09 tour guide on publication for details) It provides an opportunity to experience a huge amount of behind the scenes information about artists work, the equipment, and techniques etc.  

    I’ll be publishing further details here in due course, but if you are in Ontario during 2009 and enjoy meeting the people behind the words and pictures of blogs then please drop us a line and I’d love to have you visit.

    To get a flavour of the quality of the ‘PEC arts tour’ please take a look at the 2008 Tour Guide.

    Steven

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    2008-12-1 at 10:39 pm

    ‘Reflective cycles in Dreamland’

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    With my studio upgrade nearly complete I’m pleased to announce a new Signature Edition print release.

    'Reflective cycles in Dreamland'

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    Legendary Medium Format Arrives.

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    I’m very pleased to announce that Steven Draper Photography has acquired a number of Rolleiflex 6008 camera systems in order to work on a range of projects that require a different approach to that offered by the latest dSLR cameras.

    The Rollei cameras, along with the legendary optical performance from both ‘zeiss’ and ‘Schneider’ lens and high technology modern films combine to create what is probably the highest performing and most versatile medium format system in existence. Duplicated items will be held as spares or resold – keep a look out here for some great opportunities.

    A New Angle

    "A New Angle"

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