£95. Open Edition.
Paper size: 19 x 13 in (483 x 329 mm). Print size (approx): 16.5 x 11 in (420 x 280 mm).
Dimensions include border for easy framing.
Hand-printed and signed by David Travis.
260gsm smooth satin photo paper reminiscent of traditional resin coated papers used in darkrooms.
This image shows a flying bird, wings outstretched, in Varenna, Italy.
Varenna is a charming village on the eastern shore of Lake Como. It comprises picturesque lanes and fisherman's houses but I wanted to avoid the clichéd shot. While walking through one of the lanes, I came across this bird flying through a shaft of sunlight. The bird seemed to be playing with the light.
The bird was too fast for me to rely on my camera's autofocus so I prefocussed my lens and set the camera to its fastest shutter speed. I waited for the bird to fly through the light once more and luckily I managed to get my timing exactly right. This was fortunate because the bird then disappeared as quickly as it had arrived.
Canon EOS 5D Mk III with EF50mm f/1.4 lens. 1/5000 sec, f/2, ISO 2000.