Matthew Duke – ‘Spectacular Skies’

Winning Bid: $350.00

This breathtaking sunset was taken at Childers Cove, in the Bay of Islands Coastal Park, not far beyond the famous 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road. About an hour before the sun was due to set the sky was completely overcast and dull and with not much promise in sight of good sunset, I was almost ready to pack up. However, just at the right moment the clouds cleared on the horizon and I was blown away!

At first glance you could be forgiven for assuming the colours in this sunset have been significantly altered for “artistic effect”. In actual fact, this photograph genuinely captures the incredible depth of colour that a sunset can display. I especially loved how the pink and purple hues of this evening were reflected and highlighted by the surrounding rocky landscape and water below.

Photograph printed on Metallic Paper and framed as an Acrylic FaceMount

Dimensions: 86cm x 127cm

Framed: Yes

Item condition: New

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Matthew Duke is a new and emerging landscape photographer, based in Melbourne, but travelling all around Australia and internationally to capture the beauty of our amazing planet. Matt believes landscape photography has a unique ability to transport you to another place. As relational beings, when a photograph is appreciated by another person it means to Matt that his experience, the captured moment, is able to be shared and enjoyed.

For Matt, his creative talents and eye for detail were encouraged and fostered by his parents. Especially his late mother, who was a talented artist, with a background in teaching, majoring in art studies and was a gifted painter. Also an accomplished musician, Matt grew up surrounded by the arts however his main area of direction has always been in business management, where he has been able to weave his creative flair through his main profession.

Initially Matt gained experience in videography and photography doing portraits and weddings and in recent years has discovered his true interest in photography, more specifically in the fields of Landscape and Travel. Having been mainly self-taught, he has also attended a number of photography workshops and tours and accessed online resources to hone his skills, be inspired and energised from some of the best landscape photographers in Australia. Matt’s style is to often use longer exposures to draw out the drama and emotion in a scene, especially when there are clouds or water involved.




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18/05/2019 1:58 pm$350.00juliep120661
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