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Blue shark signed print
Blue shark, signed giclee 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.
Compared to most high street printers, who print at 360 dpi with 2 passes (no. of times a print head passes over an area), these giclee prints are created at 1440 dpi, with 8 passes. The archival pigment prints are profiled for accurate colour reproduction. Using state-of-the-art print software, prints are sharp, detailed, and vibrant. The colour gamut is maximised for every paper offered, and captures open shadow detail, true blues and natural skin tones for every image. 3-level black ink technology means better grey balance, impressive mid-tones, and no colour casts, for true black and white reproduction.
The print is available in 3 sizes: 11.6 x 16, 16 x 22 and 20 x 27.5 inches. Note: this is the actually size of the entire print. The photograph has a white border, 1 inch top and sides and approximately 1.5 inches at the bottom, so the image is correspondingly smaller.
This is my handwritten signature, digitally added to this print.