Glencoe 16 limited edition giclee print
[twitter name=”name”]]]. Paper size 19 by 13 inches , image size 16 by 12 inches. Photograph by David Rankin. Limited edition of 195. Printed on Velvet Fine art paper , 100% cotton rag
Castle pictures is holding a clearance sale of a range of 4 posters – Braveheart, Melrose Abbey , Stirling Castle and the House of Parliament London. Each poster is A3 size full colour glossy poster , 16.6 by 11.7 inches and are now avaiable for just £0.95 ( plus delivery ) . The Braveheart poster features the Braveheart statue which used to feature at the foot of the Wallace monument . The statue was controversial because of its resemblance not to William Wallace but to Braveheart star Mel Gibson. Pictures and text by David Rankin
Sir Peter Blake has published a new set of prints, Homage to Damien Hirst – Butterfly Man.
According to the Blake : ‘Damien Hirst has used butterflies in a lot in his work, and it was pointed out that ‘the butterfly man’ owes more than a little to his work, so I was happy to dedicate him in homage to Damien. I am an enormous admirer of Damien’s work.’
The new works use vintage postcard images as backdrops to his collage of the butterfly man, dozens of butterflies and an assortment of eclectic characters from the miscellaneous print paraphernalia that Blake has hoarded over the years.
The Butterfly Man, Hollywood captures the golden age of Hollywood glamour with the Hollywood hills and mini-mansions. In the foreground along with the butterfly man are numerous Hollywood legends including Charlie Chaplin, James Dean, Laurel & Hardy, Errol Flynn, Elvis, Marilyn and Judy Garland.
Blake returns to home ground for Butterfly Man, Eastbourne, celebrating the glory of the British seaside holiday. The butterfly man orchestrates his pets in front of the statue of Saigo Takamori (famous samurai) in The Butterfly Man, Tokyo, along with Japanese ladies in kimonos and visitors such as African tribesmen and a European lady in formal costume. The butterfly man also travels to North Africa, where he releases his butterflies in the souk at Tunis and finally, he goes to Venice and the piazza San Marco.
Each print is a silkscreen in 24 colours and 2 glazes on paper measuring 32.5 x 29.5 inches, from a signed edition of 100. 75 from the edition are being released as a boxed set priced at £7,500, and the remaining 25 prints are available individually at £1,800 each. The Hollywood and Venice images might sell out pretty quickly, so interested buyers should move fairly quickly.
Actor James Purefoy has backed plans to see Rochester Castle restored. Hus latest film Ironclad is a multimillion-pound epic that details King John’s bloody siege of the castle in 1215, in which he tried to crush a band of rebels intent on stopping his march to power in London. The film’s producers disappointed castle supporters by choosing to build a life-size replica of Rochester Castle in Wales
But Rome and Resident Evil star James Purefoy, who appears as a Knight Templar, has thrown his weight behind the campaign to restore the castle. He said : “I spent a couple of days there. I think the castle is a living breathing monument to that story – I love it.”
Purefoy has even contacted Rochester Castle Restoration Society to see if a special summer screening could be arranged in the grounds.
The open-air screening would raise awareness of the society’s campaign to turn the castle into an interactive museum.
Purefoy said: “I would do my damndest to get the whole cast along for a screening.”
The society has joined forces with Medway Council and English Heritage, which manage the site between them.
It hopes to raise £10 million to repair the castle’s roofs, floors and stonework, transforming the site into a working attraction.
The idea for Ironclad sprung from a visit the director, Jonathan English, made to Rochester Castle. He was mesmerised by the haggard Norman structure.
The Fuji Finepix S200EXRis one of the new generation of bridge cameras with a superzoom – from 28 mm to 430 mm . Fuji S200EXR , pre-used , good condition. The camera is now sold
* 12MP Superzoom camera with versatile 14.3x Fujinon lens;Switchable EXR sensor with 3 priority modes: High Resolution, Dynamic Range and High Sensitivity;EXR AUTO combining Scene Recognition and 3 EXR priority modes to optimise for 6 different scenes;NEW Pro Focus mode: create professional looking shots with a shallow depth of field;Aperture and Shutter priority for creative control and JPEG and RAW capture * Switchable EXR sensor with 3 priority modes: High Resolution, Dynamic Range and High Sensitivity * EXR AUTO combining Scene Recognition and 3 EXR priority modes to optimise for 6 different scenes * NEW Pro Focus mode: create professional looking shots with a shallow depth of field * Aperture and Shutter priority for creative control and JPEG and RAW capture
NUMBER OF EFFECTIVE PIXELS: 12 million pixels
CCD SENSOR: 1/ 1.6-inch Super CCD EXR
STORAGE MEDIA: Internal memory (approx. 47MB)?/ SD memory card/ SDHC memory card
FILE FORMAT: Still image: JPEG (Exif Ver. 2.2), (Design rule for Camera File system compliant / DPOF-compatible), Movie: AVI (Motion JPEG) with sound, Audio: WAVE format, monaural sound
LENS: Fujinon 14.3 X Optical zoom lens, F2.8 (W) – F5.3 (T)
LENS FOCAL LENGTH: f=7.1mm -101.5mm (equivalent to 30.5-436mm)
DIGITAL ZOOM: Approx 2x (Up to 28.6x when combined)
APERTURE: F2.8/F11 (wide), F5.3/F11 (telephoto)
SUPER MACRO: Approx. 1cm to 1m
SENSITIVITY: Auto/Auto (3200)/Auto (1600)/Auto (800)/Auto (400)/Equivalent to ISO100/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400*/12800* (Standard Output Sensitivity), Number of recorded pixels: ISO6400: “M” or “S”, ISO12800: “S” only
EXPOSURE CONTROL: TTL 256-zones metering
The Fuji Finepix S200EXR . Price £260 – Save over £100 on this camera – Fuji S200EXR , pre-used , immaculate condition, free UK delivery
Private Game of Thrones Castle tours, Doune Castle