Arlington Canvas, Cairns - Steve Rutherford Landscape Photography Art Gallery

Arlington Canvas

$550.00$770.00 inc tax

Location – Arlington Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

Limited Edition of only 25 artworks.
Read more about the artwork, the camera details, and how this photograph was captured, along with a relevant photo tip, in the product description below.



SKU AUAC25 Category


Arlington Canvas, Cairns – Steve Rutherford Landscape Photography Art Gallery.


Arlington Canvas, Cairns – Steve Rutherford Landscape Photography Art Gallery.

This is an unframed, limited edition collection landscape photography print of only 25 units. It is printed on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Pearl papers, structured to refract the highest values in colour and detail. It’s high-quality ink absorbing layer enables exceptional image quality with enormously detailed sharpness, and a very broad colour range, providing archival permanency of your artwork for over 100 years.


On tripod, Canon 5DMk2, 22mm, F8, 1/500sec, ISO 400, no filter, processed in Lightroom.

Hovering some 400 feet above the Great Barrier Reef, the worlds largest living organism takes on a whole new perspective. I asked my pilot and friend Steve Spinaze to remove the choppers door, so I could reach out into the air to capture the widest view possible. The down draught from the rotor blades plays havoc with your camera, so I have to wedge my feet and shoulders into the door frame to minimise the bouncing around being caused by the Robison 44 chopper. I love the feeling of such excitement and freedom. Some people freak at such heights, and funnily enough, I am too, but once the viewfinder is in my eye, I get lost in the picture.

Arlington Canvas, Cairns– Steve Rutherford Landscape Photography Art Gallery.


Aerial photography is an adventure in itself. yes you can use a drone, but there is nothing like the rush of hanging from a helicopter at 500 feet. When you find yourself given this opportunity, set your camera up before you take off. Common settings are ISO 400, and set to TV (Shutter Priority). Set your shutter to 1/500th sec and let the camera adjust the aperture. Advise your pilot the type of shots you want and follow their lead. Most will oblige by removing the door for you. Never shoot through a chopper doors glass, it will create terrible reflections.

Want to learn how to capture an image like this?

Join Steve Rutherford on an expedition to discover alternative photography techniques, ideas and technology. Join a workshop today.

Additional information
Dimensions N/A

Privacy Preference Center