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The international photography awards – Underwater photographer – Gold coast Australia

Posted: 21 December 2013 - 12:07pm

Recently I found out I was awarded third place in the International photography awards nature category “underwater” for my ever so different photograph I named “liquid abstract” It’s a photograph of the waves rolling above me whilst I swim in the ocean just before sunrise giving me unique colours. Here is the press release and a little bit about the competition.

Jon Wright was Awarded: 3rd place in Nature - Underwater category for the winning entry "Liquid abstract" 

About Winner:

Jon Wright is a professional photographer based on the Gold coast QLD who specialises in Gold coast ocean art, seascapes and landscape photography from around the Gold Coast and Brisbane areas. He is a fully accredited professional photographer and a member of the AIPP. Gold coast ocean images from both the water and land have been the key focus for this young professional. With a large diversity in images from the ocean and city scapes, this has been his proving ground and also helped win awards over the past 4 years, including Overall winner “Digital Camera World, photographer of the year” with the amazing photograph “Exit Wave”. 

About IPA:

The 2013 International Photography Awards received nearly 15,000 submissions from 103 countries across the globe. IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation, where the top three winners are announced at the annual Lucie Awards gala ceremony. The Foundation's mission is to honor master photographers, to discover new and emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography. Since 2003, IPA has had the privilege and opportunity to acknowledge and recognize contemporary photographers' accomplishments in this specialized and highly visible competition. Visit www.photoawards.com for more details.

Liquid abstract surf art can be purchased online here and also at Gold coast images gallery and café in Broadbeach just opposite the Gold Coast convention centre.

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Lucky Debris – Fine art seascape photography from the Gold coast

Posted: 14 October 2013 - 6:05pm

As ex tropical cyclone Oswald rolled through Queensland Australia all sorts of things were being washed up on our beautiful sandy beaches. The day after the rain had stopped and the sun was finally shining through to the high-rise buildings on the Gold Coast, tree stumps, logs, plastic bottles and branches all rolled up in different parts of the Gold Coast.

This photographic artwork was capture on Rainbow bay beach just in-between Greenmount and snapper rocks (a popular spot for many surf photographers) Though the winds were too strong and windy I was the only one on the beach, I noticed how lucky I was to find the debris (hence the name) and composed a shot just in time for sunrise.

Lucky debris is part of a series of mine, there is this shot and the other where the white wash from the waves and ocean have brushed up against the debris. Photographs of the ocean and in particular seascape photography on the Gold Coast can be hard to find a unique angle. Fortunately this is one of a kind and a popular photograph to have stretched on canvas.

Gold Coast images gallery and café currently have a this image on a stretched canvas hanging in their art gallery. Our high quality 400gsm fine art canvas offers a fine structure & a premium bright white inkjet coating for amazing reproduction of art and photography. Combine this with genuine ultrachrome inks of professional Epson printers & you have a canvas print with longevity of 100+ years. Each canvas is then sprayed with a liquid laminate, which not only enhances colour but also protects against UV fading, dust, minor scratches & water. Then expertly gallery wrapped over a stretcher bar made from quality Australian pine & finished with a tape seal backing & plastic coated hanging wire.

Price list and sizing for Lucky debris– Fine art seascape photography.

 

Price list for Walk alone Surfers paradise – Fine art seascape photography.

CM

CM

 

 

Metallic prints

Framed

 

50

33

$300

 

80

53

$450

 

 

 

 

 

CM

CM

Canvas Rolled

Canvas stretched

30

45

 

 $                   120.00

60

40

 

 $                   190.00

75

50

$180

 $                   250.00

100

66

$290

 $                   380.00

120

75

$400

 $                   450.00

150

100

$480

 $                   590.00

150

66

$440

 $                   560.00

 

 

Please contact me via jon@jonwrightphoto for any further information or special orders.

Want to keep up to date with my Gold Coast ocean images and photography? Head on over to my Facebook page, Google+ page, Instagram feed and my twitter feed where I’m sure you will be able to find some of my recent adventures. 

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Surfers paradise Walk alone Photographs of the ocean

Posted: 20 September 2013 - 6:21pm

So over the last 6 weeks I have had a focus on my ocean art and surf photography from the Gold coast area. Today I’m going to show case some of my seascapes and ocean images from the beach and in particular from Broadbeach and surfers paradise which are both very popular tourists destinations.

Walk alone – In the early hours of the morning I set foot on the cold winter sand of Broadbeach, just up from the surf club and just south from the popular Surfers paradise. The weather was a little cloudy and cold but no matter the weather you will always come across the avid sunrise walkers who enjoy the walk along the beach relishing the sunrise and the waves that slowly move towards high rise buildings.

Fine art photography gold coast ocean images gallery and cafe. Ocean images. Black and white

Many Australian photographers often don’t appreciate what is at our door step. We live in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world with some of the best beaches I have ever seen. National geographic also rated Fraser island in the “top 10 beaches” in the world. Surfers paradise is just south of Fraser island and the high rise cityscape along the beach makes for beautiful photography, not to mention most of the year the perfect temperatures.

 

This photograph captures the Gold Coast ocean lifestyle, the early morning walks, a tranquillity in a place filled with people which can be found at the right time of day, SUNRISE. Just a 5 minute walk down the road you will find this exact image hanging in “Gold coast images gallery & café” in Broadbeach. You can purchase loads of photographs of the ocean and fine art canvases from this gallery and this Gold Coast Art gallery showcases not one photographer but several artists from the Gold Coast.

On that note here is a quick look inside the café gallery, head on down and check them out as the prints look 100x better in person, the detail in a print is by far superior than the internet or Facebook has to offer.

  

Price list for Walk alone Surfers paradise – Fine art seascape photography.

CM CM    
Metallic prints Framed  
50 33 $300  
80 53 $450  
       
CM CM Canvas Rolled Canvas stretched
30 45    $                   120.00
60 40    $                   190.00
75 50 $180  $                   250.00
100 66 $290  $                   380.00
120 75 $400  $                   450.00
150 100 $480  $                   590.00
150 66 $440  $                   560.00

 

Please contact me via jon@jonwrightphoto for any further information or special orders.

To purchase “walk alone” a fine art seascape photograph of Surfers paradise in black and white all you have to do is head on over to my online gallery and select the photograph here. From there you select your size, your material and if you are wanting it framed with a specific colour, just add that in the notes section. Your piece of artwork will then be carefully printed and framed or stretched over canvas and sent to you within 10 working days.

Want to keep up to date with my Gold Coast ocean images and photography? Head on over to my Facebook page, Google+ page, Instagram feed @jonwrightphoto and my twitter feed where I’m sure you will be able to find some of my recent adventures. 

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Webbed hands - Ocean art from the Gold coast.

Posted: 14 September 2013 - 12:42pm

Webbed hands is one of my favorite photographic pieces of ocean art that I have taken on the Gold Coast. The backwash from the nearby rock wall was creating some amazing flares in the waves as they crashed down onto the sand. I spent hours floating around near Kingscliff beach to capture this little wave and capture the back wash.

Upon reviewing my images from this session this photo really appealed to me. I was staring at it on my computer screen looking at all the different textures and colours, how the wave looks like it has some hands pushing through to say “hello” or maybe the ocean is trying to grab me and consume me.

Photos of the ocean from this particular spot create for some amazing clarity in the water. I have several other images in my online store catalog from the same day including this panoramic shot where you can see the nearby rock wall and the sand beneath the wave.

 Gold coast ocean images, ocean art gallery and cafe panoramic seascape 

Surf photography camera equipment I use to capture these amazing photos of the ocean.

·         Canon 5D mkIII & Canon 7D

·         Tokina 10-17mm fisheye (soon to be upgraded)

·         Aquatech CO-7 water housing

·         Aquatech LP1 Dome port

·         Aquatech pistol grip

The Aquatech water housing systems are some of the best sports housing available. The team at Aquatech are constantly working hard at producing incredible customer service along with a vast range of knowledge and expertise. The main reason I have chosen Aqautech instead of some of the other brands out there is for their customer service, interchangeable ports and pistol grips can be interchangeable with other housings. I originally bought the CO-7 water housing for my Canon 7D but thankfully the same water housing was able to fit my Canon 5DmkIII with a small upgrade to the back plate and buttons and also the locking plate.

My advice when purchasing a water housing for your DSLR camera is to look at it from an investment point of view and work out how it will save you money in the long run. After all these items aren’t cheap and you want to use them for as long as you possibly can.

You can purchase webbed hands via my online store; you can also purchase any of my ocean art photographic giclee’s on canvas, metallic photographic paper and acrylics. If you would like to see these items in person head on down to Gold coast images gallery and café in Broadbeach QLD Australia where you can see loads of my work printed on canvas and framed metallic prints. You can also purchase these items from the gallery.

 

Price list for Webbed hands –

Size    
CM CM    
Metallic prints Framed  
50 33 $300  
80 53 $450  
       
CM CM Canvas Rolled Canvas stretched
30 45    $                   120.00
60 40    $                   190.00
75 50 $180  $                   250.00
100 66 $290  $                   380.00
120 75 $400  $                   450.00
150 100 $480  $                   590.00
150 66 $440  $                   560.00

Please contact me via jon@jonwrightphoto for any further information or special orders.

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The salt kingdom – Ocean images from the Gold coast Australia.

Posted: 5 September 2013 - 4:16pm

When I woke up in the early hours of the morning to head down to the beach I was so excited with what the reports were indicating. I was like a little kid on Christmas day, eager to wake his parents to open up the presents Santa had left for him. I arrived at the beach just in time to photograph the sunrise on the Gold coast, I noticed how amazing the weather was and how clear the water would be by mid morning. Beautiful waves rolling through to the shore, making it ideal for some shore break photography.

As the sun had risen high into the sky so did the clarity in the water, the fish were swimming through the water as the waves crashed onto the surface. Shooting this underwater photograph was exactly what I had hoped for when I woke in the morning. Hours upon hours were spent in the ocean photographing the waves this day, from above and below the water, I hadn’t had breakfast or eaten any meals until 11AM as I was filled with excitement and didn’t want to leave.

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Underwater photography on the Gold coast can sometimes be a hit and miss; thankfully I was finally rewarded with all the perfect conditions and a vision I’ve wanted to capture for a very long time. Photos of the ocean and images of waves in particular are something I truly love to capture, the fresh water temperatures and the amazing feeling of floating around with the ocean is absolute bliss.

So how do you purchase my art online? It’s simple really, head on over to my online store where you will find loads of different photographs to purchase, click on the image you would like to purchase along with the type of material, (currently stocking canvas, metallic prints and also acrylic wall mounts) choose your sizing and then click check out. On check out you will have an option for any special requests such as frame colour or matte colour. From then on it will take 10 days to produce your unique artwork and shipped out to your home or office.

Head on into the latest Gold Coast attraction and say “hi” to the guys at “Gold coast ocean images gallery & café” where you can purchase all of my coastal photographs and ocean images. Grab a coffee and some delicious food whilst you browse the amazing talent from some of the best local Gold coast photographers and grab some of the best coffee on the coast.

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