I have to say that I swayed a little bit on the fence with this one… It was a tough decision to make and the deciding factor was when I sold my GigaPan (replaced by my Really Right Stuff pano system, which I am EXTREMELY happy with).
Within a couple of days of selling the GigaPan, I headed over to my no-so-local camera shop (which I still call local) in Delta (Photo Expert), and also traded in my D800. On a quick side note, if you have never dealt with Photo Expert, you really need to. From their customer service, to pricing, they truly ARE THE BEST! photoexpert.com.
The bottom line is I could not be happier with the upgrade. Many people have made comments, but really, it is an awesome upgrade I am extremely happy with. I find much better noise up to 3200 ISO, noticeably better range of light and the images are EXTREMELY sharp! The biggest thing for me was the lack of moire and much better color on the rear monitor. These were just “yard tests”, but again, I can see a difference… There are number of other upgrades, but because I don’t use those features that often, to me, they are not relevant.
It has been awhile since I have posted a piece. A little bit too long actually. This would be in part due to a busy life with two young ones.
First off, thank you for those of you who check back often for any new posts. If you have not already registered to receive my updates (on the right side), I would encourage you to do so.
This particular sunset was taken in the Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver region back in August. It is a multi-row pano and will only have a maximum of 15 prints. Please contact me if you are interested.
My apologies to those that have not seen a post in a little while. Between family life and out in the field, things have been quite hectic.
In the meantime, please feel free to check out my new ‘Silver Series’ images that may be purchased online at: http://www.michaeliwasaki.com/buy-now/silver-series-images-2
Images in the silver series are smaller than my traditional sizing and printed on canvas!
I have now updated my site to allow purchases of images, for delivery (within Canada), of my Gold Series Images.
The new series are smaller in size, with the same care and attention to detail as my Platinum Series.
Purchases are made by using the PayPal interface which allows users to still use VISA, MC, Amex (all major credit cards), even if you do not have a PayPal account. Simply click below where it reads “Don’t have a PayPal account“.
With the new option to purchase directly from my site, I have also added two more images for the series. Over the next couple of months, I will continue to update this series.
View my Gold Series Fine Art Images HERE
After much debate, thought and wonderful feedback, I have decided to split my images into two series. My large format print images will be a part of my “Platinum Series”, typically ranging in sizes upward of 60”+ and majority of images framed in a high end, olive tree veneer.
Because not everyone will have space for this size of an image, I have decided to create a second series (Gold Series), which will typically be sizes up to a maximum of 48” x 20”, unframed with a lower price point.
I am happy to introduce the first two of these images in these series
These pieces will be posted to my gallery at http://www.michaeliwasaki.com shortly!
I am happy to announce two new additions to my gallery which may be found at: http://www.michaeliwasaki.com/galleries/recent-gallery-additions/#.Uy3U6oWwXz4
The two pictures were taken on separate days with similar, yet different composition.
I was originally only going to have one of them available in my gallery, however because of the split in my poll on thoughts, I have decided to keep both.
The first of the images, #105 – City lights From Athletes Village, is 95″ x 29″, unframed and will be limited to 10 editions (+2 artist proofs), signed numbered, and accompanied with my standard embossed certificate of authenticity and the second image, which is of a slightly different composition, #106 – St. Patricks Day at Science World is 95″ x 33″, unframed and again limited to 10 editions. Print may be found in Plaza Galleries closer to summer (keep posted closer to the date).
Pricing available on my website
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