Wild Thing (2000)

Yacht: Wild Thing

Race: Sydney Hobart

Year: 2000

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Grant Wharington’s Wild Thing near Wedge Island.

Being in the air by daylight enables me to capture the beautiful light which lasts for only a few minutes before sunrise. A stormy sky was an unlikely setting when suddenly the glow from a distant dawn was reflected off the water.

High-speed ISO 800 film was used to capture the moment. Photographers love fine-grain film because of the detail it captures. With high-speed film, the trade off is increased grain because of all that extra silver in the emulsion. But grain can be a creative bonus, particularly when it becomes a feature in a large print.


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