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A small gallery of photos of North Steyne Manly NSW. One of the most photographed beaches in Sydney, Manly Beach offers so much to photographers. Glorious sunrises, pumping surf and beautiful sandy beaches. With it's tall Norfolk pines it is instantly recognisable and it's beauty matches some of the best in the world. To purchase prints, Acrylic mounted photos and canvases of Manly go to jasonjames.com.au
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Manly surf photo gallery. A small gallery of surf shots from Manly and Queenscliff by Jason James.Read More
Another great weekend on the Northern Beaches. A little cloud around but the temps were great. I started the day with a dawn shoot at South Curl Curl. Some really nice little shore breaks but unfortunately not much sunlight to give them any colour or punch. At around 9am I was invaded by a thousand yellow caps - it was the South Curly nippers. I was pretty exhausted anyway so retired for brekky.
After lunch I took a punt on some shots at Manly Beach. It was low tide but the water clarity was great. I feel like I've spent most of today under the breakers. I love my office! jj
I'm very excited to have received a few awards from the 2013 International Loupe Awards. I received a Silver Award for my photo "Beach Party" and Bronze Awards for my photos "Going North" and "Red Dawn". While awards are not the most important thing to me, it is, of course very nice for a photographer to have his work recognised by his peers.
It's times like these that I like to thank those closest to me for all of their support. Behind every passionate artist there is usually a support network toiling behind the scenes, often unappreciated. Thank you to my friends and family that have worked with me along the way and helped me pursue my true passion. jj
A small gallery of Manly photos from this weekend.Read More
It may have reached 31 degrees in Sydney today but let me tell you it wasn't very warm at 5.30am this morning. Nevertheless I donned the wetty, locked the Canon into the water housing and launched myself into the green room.
Out the back, the surfers were enjoying some nice action but I hung around the front hoping for a nice shore break. I managed to get a bit of colour from the sunrise coming through the break. Does anyone else think they look like beer? I may have a problem! jj
Manly Beach was peppered with surfers this morning. Steamers as far as the eye could see. I love my Surf Photography but have no interest in Surfers. It's more about Nature for me. I like to capture it for others to appreciate, not tame it like a jockey on a wild horse.
The sunrise for me was disappointing this morning. Some pink and orange hues but not really bold enough for a great photo. I walked up to Queenscliff beach to see what was on offer - not a great deal as far as Landscape images but quite a bit of wildlife. jj
Acrylic face mounting in my opinion is the Rolls Royce of photo presentation. It's sleek modern look puts to shame the tired old wooden frame. Sometimes referred to as "float frames" they sit off the wall and appear to be suspended in mid air about an inch from the wall.
The photo is sandwiched between a piece of Acrylic approximately 4-6 millimetres deep and a backing piece of aluminium or PVC. This backing gives rigidity to the mount and stops the acrylic curving or bowing. It also helps to block light coming through the back of the photo and revealing the hanging system when viewing from the front.
This frameless presentation combined with a high gloss or metallic paper is exceptional. It provides a shiny almost wet look to the photo and is guaranteed to captivate the viewer.
With the image mounted behind the acrylic, light refracts in such a way that makes the color pop and provides a near 3-D effect. With proper lighting, it almost appears as if the piece is illuminated from behind. This can not be achieved with direct printing or glass in traditional frames.
At large sizes and further enhanced by printing on metallic paper, an acrylic face mount is unparalleled in the ability to provide that “wow” factor. It truly adds value to an image that traditional frames and canvas prints can not.
When light hits the layer of acrylic, the reflection on the prints surface is completely different from when a print is framed with general-purpose glass. With this unique production method the 'depth' and colour saturation of the image is optimised due to the clarity of acrylic glass. As a result the colours seem more brilliant, intense and direct, bringing a whole new dimension to the print.
A day of shooting with Baz Luhrmann at rehearsals for "Strictly Ballroom" the musical.Read More
This image is one of my most discussed, critiqued pieces. It's confusing to the eye and there is a reason for this. At first glance it appears to be a few splashes of water on the surface of the ocean. Look closer and some things aren't quite right. Why is the sky green? Those splashes look more like bubbles. As an artist, the biggest compliment is when the viewer finds elements of your piece worthy of discussion or interpretation. I am delighted when I see people solving the puzzle of "Beneath". The title reveals it's secret. It's an inverted view of what lies beneath the Ocean after a wave has passed. For all the turbulence above the water line, there is a peaceful serenity beneath. The thunderous roar from above is muted and only a few effervescent bubbles break the surface of the underworld. jj
Purple Rain is an image I captured in early 2013. I had been experimenting with macro photography for about a month and purchasing the best quality flowers from Florists in the local area. I am by my own admission a perfectionist and would often agonise over the smallest flaw in very expensive flowers, cursing the florist for charging me top price for a bruised Tulip or Rose petal. Ironically on my way home from the Florist one afternoon I saw these beautiful little "spiders". I called them spiders because they evoked a memory from my childhood of a dead Huntsman spider on my bedroom floor. Recoiling from the wrath of my Mother's Mortein fuelled rage it curled up into a ball, it's legs up in the air, stiff, lifeless.. These little purple flowers were sprouting from a massive tree inside the local schoolyard. A branch was hanging over the fence and the flowers were all over the ground. I grabbed about a dozen little purple spiders and ever so gently transported them home to my lightbox. I must have taken 100 shots of my little Hunstman but I had the winner straight away. I had taken the shot with the spider's legs in the air but when I inverted the photo the dead spider came to life. It was "Purple Rain" jj