/ 2021 / Fine Art / Abstract

Abstractions of the Indian Ocean

  • Prize
    Gold in Fine Art/Abstract
  • Photographer
    Andrew Mulvey
  • Credit
    Andrew Mulvey

Long exposures in excess of two or four minutes, graduated neutral density filters, deliberate under and over exposure along with post-processing are used to reduce ocean scenes and amplify their opposing duality.

Applying these techniques at various times of the day, in different conditions and during different times of the year yields unique results. The water is rendered as differently coloured or almost-colourless blocks, the sky filled with gradients of colour that only accrue over the course of a long exposure and a multiplicity of horizons and offings are revealed.

Amateur photographer living in Western Australia.