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Blue Shark. Photographic Art Print
On a clear July morning I stumbled out of my bunk (I was living on a boat at the time) at 5.30am, forced out my the insistent buzzing of my phone alarm. One hour, and one strong coffee later, I squeezed my dive bag into the back of a friend's car and we were off. We had over a hundred miles to cover, to get to the far tip of Cornwall, and a boat to catch.
This is a picture I took, a few years back, of a female blue shark swimming close to the surface off Southwest Cornwall, UK. Each year blue sharks arrive off the coast of Southwest Britain, normally sometime in mid-June and remaining until mid-October. Blues are true oceanic sharks; they inhabit deep water, only infrequently venturing on to shallower, continental shelf waters. They are found in tropical and temperate oceans around the globe. However, in the tropics they tend to stay in deeper, cooler water but are often observed in surface waters in temperate seas. They feed on fast moving prey such as squid and schooling fish. Much of their feeding appears to be done in deeper waters.
The print is available in 3 sizes: 21 x 15 inches (52.5 x 38cm); 27.5 x 20 inches (70 x 50.5cm) and 32 x 23 inches (81 x 58.5cm). This print size includes a white border (1.3, 1.7 or 2 inches, depending on size) so, for example, the 21 x 15 print has an image size of 18 x 12.2 inches. Please also note i have slightly rounded up or down the print sizes to the nearest half inch.
The prints are produced on Canson Infinity Baryta 310gsm paper. I specifically chose this paper because of its exceptional ability to faithfully replicate colour and vividness, its great longevity and its barium sulphate coating. This aids capture of intricate details and definition in the print, has excellent archival qualities and helps in replicating the look of traditional darkroom prints.
Notes. These prints are not framed. A framing service is available. We use handmade wooden frames sourced from sustainable, high density pine. Contact me directly if you would like the print framed.