Subdivisions

Hammond Raffetto Art

$900.00 Sale price

Subdivisions is one of Greg's favorite images. Taken during astronomical twilight over the eastern Bora Bora reef, when the sky was still an inky midnight blue, it started as an eighty-second image. The eastern reef extends hundreds of yards out from shore, so the Pacific's surf breaks generally at a distance, unless there is an exceptional storm or tide surge. On this early morning, whenever the wind separated the clouds enough, you could just make out the white of the crashing surf in the distance beneath the stars. The 80-second exposure has several interesting effects: first, it smooths out the surf line, turning it into a dramatically sharp divider between the sky and the turquoise Bora Bora water. Second, it softens the clouds and then captures their wind-driven swirls. Third, it smooths the reef water's surface but, thanks to the absence of glare light, without losing its transparency on the rocks in the foreground. And finally, the longer exposure blurs the stars from their ordinary pinpoint appearance into something more beckoning.
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Subdivisions is one of Greg's favorite images. Taken during astronomical twilight over the eastern Bora Bora reef, when the sky was still an inky midnight blue, it started as an eighty-second image. The eastern reef extends hundreds of yards out from shore, so the Pacific's surf breaks generally at a distance, unless there is an exceptional storm or tide surge. On this early morning, whenever the wind separated the clouds enough, you could just make out the white of the crashing surf in the distance beneath the stars. The 80-second exposure has several interesting effects: first, it smooths out the surf line, turning it into a dramatically sharp divider between the sky and the turquoise Bora Bora water. Second, it softens the clouds and then captures their wind-driven swirls. Third, it smooths the reef water's surface but, thanks to the absence of glare light, without losing its transparency on the rocks in the foreground. And finally, the longer exposure blurs the stars from their ordinary pinpoint appearance into something more beckoning.