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CHRISTIE'S Again Representing Michael Doven Fine Art Photography

New fine art photo of Himalayan landscape - EVEREST VALLEY - part of auction, "A Bid to Save the Earth," to benefit environmental charities.

CHRISTIE'S INTERNATIONAL is again representing a fine art photograph from Michael Doven at auction in conjunction with an event benefiting a number of international environmental charities.

The fine art photo to be auctioned is called EVEREST VALLEY.

This fine art photo is available through the Second Annual Green Auction to benefit the environment: "A Bid To Save The Earth."

Proceeds from the auction benefit Conservation International, Oceana, Natural Resources Defense Council and the Central Park Conservancy.

Bidding is open until April 7, 2011, 12:00 p.m.

Buyers of fine art photography can bid on this art photo at the following link:

charitybuzz.com/auctions/ABidtoSavetheEarth/catalog_items/256001.

"It is a large photographic print of a part of the world I have a great love for," Doven said in a recent interview.

Some years ago, Doven rented a helicopter and flew from Kathmandu, Nepal to Mt. Everest Base camp. Drinking tea with the Lamas at the region's highest monastery, he saw the mountain of his dreams, spending the day taking photos to capture the images.

As Doven's party turned back down valley to return to Kathmandu, in the distance he saw the vista filled with most spectacular blue, huge mountain ridges. During the descent from the Himalayan plain, Doven took the shot of the EVEREST VALLEY from the helicopter. The combination of altitude (18,000 feet) and the clear day caused the colour temperature to appear very blue both to the eye and on the film negative.

"The result was a view of the EVEREST VALLEY we never get to see," Doven said.

EVEREST VALLEY is a fine art Giclée print on Museum Matte Archival Hahnemuhle paper. The photo was shot on Mamiya 7 film from a helicopter near Mt. Everest, Nepal.

The fine art photo print, EVEREST VALLEY, is 3 of 5, measuring 30"wide by 24" high.

In 2010, Doven's CENTRAL PARK print sold at the first Christie's Green auction. A print from the same CENTRAL PARK series of five sold the same week for $9,500.

If you are interested in bidding for the above environmental charities and non-profit organizations, please do so. Also, buyers looking to purchase any of these extremely limited edition prints, are welcome to contact Michael Doven Galleries directly. Please email the gallery through the contact page on the official Michael Doven website, http://www.michaeldoven.com or by contacting the gallery direct by email: michael@dovengallery.com

Michael Doven was interviewed by Gray Levett for our cover story in Nikon Owner cover issue no. 29 entitled, Michael Doven: Photography's Next Rock Star.

Posted on: Friday 1 April 2011

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