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Great white shark signed print
Great white shark, signed giclee print.
I took this photograph of a great white shark around 15 years ago, off the coast of Mexico. It was shot on film, on a Nikonos V camera with a 15mm lens. These were specialist underwater cameras, technologically dated now, but the lens quality was superb. Shot on Fuji Velvia 100 iso slide film, this is a colour image I have converted to black and white. As a film image it is important to note that this does not produce the razor-sharp, clean edges of modern digital cameras. On close inspection the film grain is clearly visible. It is, and looks like, a film image, and that is how it is intended. This look appeals to many, but not all. Having worked with film for many decades, I have great fondness for such images, and the 'filmic look'. The third image shows a close-up, showing what the image looks like at 100% magnification and close-up inspection, where one can clearly see the grain.
The leisurely, almost serene, way a great white swims for most of the time belies the sudden, explosive speed they can turn on without warning. An apex predator, they are a vital part of the ocean's food chain.
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.