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Surface Tension

Surface Tension

A limited edition* fine art print.

Signed by Rachel Bigsby, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.


Behind The Lens:

In the shadow of Bass Rock - the world's largest gannet colony - I stood on a boat photographing the spectacle of a gannet feeding frenzy. The temptation in these situations is to photograph the ferocity and chaos caused by the birds, but instead my eyes were drawn to something much calmer and in some ways, a spectacle of its own. It was a calm dawn so the ocean was still. As the birds plunged into the water, they remained visible and I stood in amazement watching them use their feet and wings for propulsion, pursuing mackerel into the depths. At this point they were lost from sight, but resurfaced just as quickly as they vanished. I found myself paying no attention to the frenzy that was happening around me and instead, locked into the anticipation of their ghostly bodies rising from the depths, fixated on trying to photograph both birds and bubbles as the water conformed to their contours.


42 x 60 cm

(size is approximate due to varying image ratios)


Limited Edition:
1 of 100 prints


Each print is posted 'tracked and signed for' via Royal Mail.

Please allow up to 10 working days for UK delivery and 20 working days for international delivery. During periods of expedition or assignment, there may be a delay in dispatch.

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