Bass Rock Dusk print
March 6, 2010
Its getting close to that time of year where Edinburgh based charity SiMBA have their annual charity dance and auction. For the last couple of years I’ve donated a signed limited edition print. Last year’s print – “Moody Elgol Dawn” sold for Â£500 in the auction.
This year I’m donating an image which took me by surprise in terms of how well it came out.
Almost a year ago I went down to a place called Seacliffe near North Berwick, East Lothian to take some photos at sunset with a good friend of mine who is an excellent photographer and a great advert for film photography.Â Seeing his work had persuaded me that I should have a proper go of using my medium format film camera. This was to be the first time in three or four years that I would use film. It was quite a strange (but good) experience going back to using a camera that was completely manual and had no screen on the back to review what you’d just taken. Anyway we continued to shoot after the sun had dipped below the horizon and we had an excellent view out to the Bass Rock in the Firth of Forth where the colours were simply beautiful. In the end I came away with this shot below which I honestly didn’t think would turn out as well as it did, it has turned out to be one of the photos I’m most proud of.
Getting back to the print itself, I’ve ordered up a 24″ x18″ print which will have a 1″ border all the way round therefore the actual paper size will be 26″ x 20″ – this will be the largest print I’ve had produced. The limited edition will be restricted to 25 prints and I’m donating print number 1 to SiMBA’s auction just I’ve done for the last couple of years. I hope that matches or beats the amount raised by last year’s print. I’ll let you know how it goes.
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