Welcome to Wild Wednesday! This series showcases the best of the extra-exciting canvases from our APC customers! Whether the subject is untamed nature, a thrilling extreme sports shot or an intense portrait, they're captured on camera by a photographer, and captured on canvas by the APC team. If it's WILD, it must be Wednesday!
Photo: Martin LaVenture – “Lighthouse at the End of the World ( Faro del Fin del Mundo)”
Canvas: 30" x 20" Thick Gallery Wrap with Gloss Finish
“Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse (means ‘the Enlighteners’) is five nautical miles east of Ushuaia, in the Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego, the southern tip of Argentina. It began operation about 100 years ago and is known to the Argentines as the Lighthouse at the End of the World (Faro del fin del mundo).
“I was inspired by the spectacular beauty and the remote wildness of this location. Here the great Andes Mountains meet the sea and for hundreds of years sailors navigated this narrow channel through some of the most treacherous waters in the world.
“Today I often use the image of this lighthouse as a metaphor to inspire my students to stand tall in difficult weather and challenging circumstances. I ask them to reach out and shine their light not to attract others but to guide others. I remind my students that like this lighthouse, they are respected, yet need to stand alone, valued and vital to the successful passage of those who depend upon them.
“This image was captured with a Nikon D100 in 2005 (I use Nikon D800 today) 1/500 second, f 9.5. with a 70-200 mm Nikon 2.8 lens set at 105mm. It was taken while hanging over the bow of a moving boat. Post Processing of the raw NEF file was with Lightroom version 5.3.
“APC is awesome! The website is easy to use with great choices that are easy to select. The size options are fantastic and the upload of images is fast. They are very responsive to questions and work with me on the proofs to get the image just right. The canvas prints are professionally packaged and shipped. Most importantly my images have never looked better.” —Martin LaVenture