Visions of Another Continent

– A Colorful Balcony of Feathers –

by Fernando Paramio

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A colorful balcony of feathers (balcón plumicromado)


Although we are not aware of it, among the first sounds we hear when arriving in a city are the songs of the birds. In my case, the first thing that caught my attention as soon as I arrived in Melbourne was a couple of birds two meters above me, calmly enjoying a perfect day. There they were, oblivious to their importance to me, being the first birds of that species I had ever seen. Until then I was ignorant about their existence and I gaze at them as though they were a new species recently created.

The old balcony resembles a dilapidated cage to me, and that inspired the idea of ​​placing the birds. Despite how rickety the balcony is, it’s still a beautiful structure.


Significance of the artwork:

This work shows us that getting old doesn´t mean becoming ugly: beauty finds its way to keep shining.



“Honorable Mention” in the international photographic competition “Chromatic Awards”, 2017, professional fine art category.


Media selection (paper finish)

Matte (Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag 310 g/m2)

To print this work I will use my favorite matte museum-quality paper: Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag, slightly textured, with a complete absence of reflection. It provides a subtle pictorial appearance, more poetic, in line with the image look and story.

Technical info


End of creation: 2018


Birds – Australia

Balcony – Spain

Main gear

Canon EOS 5Ds-R & 5D mark III

Canon EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM


Print relevant info

Printed by the author using his own printer (total quality control)

Printer: Canon Imageprograf PRO-6000 (outstanding quality)

Inks: original Lucio PRO inks (12 pigmented inks)

Museum quality paper (norm 9706; long-lasting properties)

Canson Infinity Edition Etching Rag 310 g/m2 (matte)

White margin for signing and numbering (information below) 

With certificate of authenticity, signed and numbered

Scale, dimensions & margins

A3 Edition

Total size: 29.7 x 42 cm – 11.7×16.5″

Image size: 24.7 x 34 cm – 9.7 x 13.4″

White margin: 2.5 x 4 cm – 1 x 1.6″

A2 Edition

Total size: 42 x 59.4 cm – 16.5 x 23.4″

Image size: 34.8 x 48 cm – 13.7 x 18.1″

White margin: 3.6 x 5.7 cm – 1.4 x 2.2″

Gallery Edition

Total size: 81.1 x 111.8 cm – 31.9 x 44″

Image size: 72.5 x 100 cm – 28.5 x 39.4″

White margin: 4.3 x 5.9 cm – 1.7 x 2.3″

Museum Edition

Total size: 111.8x154cm – 44×60.6″

Image size: 100x138cm – 39.4×54.3″

White margin*: 5.8x8cm – 2.3×3.1″

Château Edition

Total size: 127.0 x 175 cm – 50 x 68.9″

Image size: 115 x 158.7 cm – 45.3 x 62.5″

White margin: 6 x 8.2 cm – 2.4 x 3.2″

Palace Edition

Total size: 152.4×210 cm – 60×82.7″

Image size: 140×193 cm – 55.1 x 76″

*White margin*: 6.2×8.4cm – 2.4×3.3″

* A different white margin width is possible under request

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