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St. Catherine's Oratory

St. Catherine's Oratory

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Image number: 1208

With the Island being battered by high winds and storms, I thought this day would be the perfect opportunity to capture St. Catherine's Oratory in dramatic conditions.

Arriving at 8am I was greeted with a stunning view of West Wight being streaked in light and shadow, while to the east the Island appeared to have been thrust into midnight.

St. Catherine's Down seemed to be the boundary of the two extremes, but the sun just wasn't playing ball, refusing to hit the Oratory but constantly taunting me with an almost permanent rainbow.

By 10am, and knowing I had an urgent appointment back in Ryde at 10.30, I had almost given up hope, and then, for less than 5 seconds... the suns rays exploded onto the monument painting it a glorious gold, before going again for good.

Knowing I had the shot in the bag, I quickly packed up the gear...just as a freezing hailstorm hit, which lasted all the way back to the van...

Thankfully I made my 10.30 appointment, albeit somewhat cold and soggy!

About the prints

The photographs are printed using archival pigment inks onto Permajet Smooth Pearl 280gsm paper and mounted in a lily-white whitecore mount and archival backing board ready for framing.

The canvas prints are printed onto Innova 390gsm polycotton canvas and hand-stretched over 1 inch deep high quality pine stretcher bars, complete with fittings ready to hang.

All photographs & canvas prints are part of a limited edition run of 250 copies - once this number is reached no more copies of the photo will be produced.

Shipping & Returns

All of our products are printed in-house by ourselves so please allow 14 days for delivery. If you need your photograph quicker than this (for birthdays, anniversaries or leaving presents for example) please do email or ring me on 07734 444800 and I shall do my utmost to help.

If for any reason you are unhappy with your photograph, please post back within 7 days for a full no quibble refund (minus postage).

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