This is a totally awesome non mass produced 20 x 30 inch quality unmounted
including thin white margin - no black line, not seen here) giclee photo on
Epson® semi-matte premium photo paper printed with archival inks scanned in
Photoshop from an original Velvia transparency of a fantasy surfer (you decide
if it is real? People like it anyway), bottom turning on a massive 20 foot high
shorebreak wave at Waimea Bay, Haleiwa, North Shore Oahu, Hawaii, by long time
Hawaii professional surfing photographer Bill Romerhaus.
Prints like this are usually purchased by hotels, restaurants, interior
design, and movie production companies where the prints are displayed in large
rooms and are viewed from 10 to 100 feet away. They look very impressive
wherever they may be displayed. This hand signed photo when mounted and framed
nicely, retails for much more ($350-500+) at galleries in Hawaii. These photos
make an excellent, affordable, treasured, and unique birthday or holiday gift
for some special person in your life! ***Please note that the colors and
brightness may vary slightly depending on your individual computer screen
settings and because they are from a 35mm original film transparency some
images may appear to be a little grainy or not super sharp very close up
because they are enlarged from film much larger than what you see here. It will
look sharper a few feet away and will look more like the the sample print you
see here. When first evaluating it, we recommend that the viewer step back
about five-10 feet to get the maximum visual impact. Prints are shipped
unmounted, rolled up in a double shipping tube. We want to make sure you know
exactly what you are buying so we hope our thorough description of these photos
will answer all your questions before you purchase. We also have it available
in 8x10 inch size, please inquire.
Bill's most recent jobs include providing scenic and vintage photos of
nostalgia, and surfing backgroundphotos for the new CBS television series
Hawaii 50", Disney/Dreamworks " Fright Night", Sony Pictures "Soul Surfer",
The Cleaner" on A&E/CBS Networks, Universal Pictures "Forgetting Sarah
Marshall", and Warner Brothers Productions "The Big Bounce", filmed on the
Oahu's North Shore, as well as CNN, Discovery, History, ABC, and TLC channels,
and hundreds of other professional clients worldwide for several decades.
Please be aware that it is also grainy close up as the original was shot on
older Velvia transparency film, scanned, and then transferred to a digital file
and when enlarged to 20x30" it won't look as sharp close up as the small photo
here (but totally awesome 5-10+ feet away), please be aware of this, but it is
still a beautiful artistic image.This would make a great birthday or holiday
gift for a surfer or someone who has lived at or visited Haleiwa's north shore.
They are popular reasonably priced decorations for restaurants, offices, homes,
or stores where people can see them.
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This ed 20 x 30 inch unmounted giclee print was shot by professional
surfing, and stock photographer Bill Romerhaus, of North Shore Photography, who
has been shooting surfing and scenics since 1967. He is one of a very few
photographers in the world who specializes in hand printing original black &
white waves and surfing for many years in his darkroom, and now offers his
color images too. This print will fit in a standard 20 x 30 inch frame,
although there is a little extra white margin that may need to be custom
trimmed to fit your frame. For the most impressive artistic impact we suggest
using a 40 x 60 inch custom matted frame and we also recommend using a UV
coating and UV glass for most permanence from environmental exposure. We also
include a caption sheet with photography information for the back of a frame or
display of the photo, and separate instructions with suggestions for making the
print last longest.
Bill has lived in Hawaii for over 50 years. In 1965 he shot his first
surfing photo and was a contributing photographer to Surfer, Surfing, and other
magazines for several years. In 1983, he started NORTH SHORE PHOTOGRAPHY,
specializing in black & white professional darkroom services, after attaining
the status as a master black & white printer and film processor for
professional clients island wide. He also worked as a contributing photographer
to over 30 international surfing magazines and manufacturers, and as a
photojournalist for over 100 publications and agencies worldwide. His photos
have credited him with over 200 cover shots and full page advertisements. His
work has appeared in Popular Photography, Shutterbug, American Photographer,
Shape, Men's Fitness, Surfing, Surfer, Honolulu, Aloha, Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Advertiser newspapers, Outdoor, Outside, Conde Nast Traveler.
Professional clients include American Express, Vogue International, Hilton
Hotels, Hawaiian Tropic, Aloha & Hawaiian Airlines, etc. He was also a
contributing photographer for over 40 years to The North Shore News, in
Haleiwa. He now specializes in printing historic and nostalgic images of Hawaii
aka NOSTALGIC PHOTOS HAWAII) from the thousands of photos he has produced and
collected as a professional photographer in the past four decades living in
Hawaii, and selling his award winning photo history book "Haleiwa: A Pictorial
History" available at our e-Bay store. The images are very popular to local
people and tourists visiting Hawaii. He is currently represented by Getty
Images, one of the world's largest photo archives and most prestigious stock
agency. Prints are ed and the images are not to be used for
commercial, promotional use, or reproduced without our written permission.
Please inquire if you have questions.
RETURN POLICY: Because you can see the image before you purchase, and there is
nothing to break,
Please, no returns unless the photo is damaged. Contact us, we will accept the
credit you for return shipping, and send you a replacement if available, or
If the print is not damaged from shipping, the buyer will have to pay return
For your customer satisfaction please note that e-Bay's buyer policy states:
You are responsible for reading the full item listing description before
making a bid or commitment to buy."
We want to make sure you know exactly what you are buying so we hope our
description of these photos will answer all your questions or expectations
before you purchase.
SHIPMENTS OUTSIDE THE USA TO INTERNATIONAL LOCATIONS:
We include a packing slip with the e-Bay purchase and shipping information in
the package, and also send an e-mail with detailed shipping information. Please
allow for possible shipping delays by your postal or country's customs
department, especially during holidays, and during adverse transportation
conditions such as weather or other problems that may slow shipment. If this
order is outside the USA and has been sold through the Global Shipping Program,
the complete tracking details for this order will be available through the
Global Tracking number. Please visit My eBay 'purchases' to view the USPS or
Global tracking number.
We have been shooting and collecting photos in Hawaii for over 50 years and
have over 10,000 images in our inventory of almost everything you would expect
to see from Hawaii, if you are looking for a specific type of photo or subject
please contact us, we can quote you a price, and if you want to purchase we can
list it on e-Bay. Our images are available to see at over 40 locations on the
island of Oahu.
If you are a retail store owner, we offer wholesale prices and free
shipping for quantity purchases for retail or resell storefront businesses only
from our e-bay store. Contact us and we'll send complete details thru the e-bay
messaging system. Its fast and easy and they are very popular affordable art
for galleries, gift shops, and water sports businesses. All purchases must be
made thru our eBay store***