One of the many joys of my work is the exploration. Long drives are not uncommon in South Australia and often I allow time to meander down old dirt tracks.
I stumbled along this paddock that had just been sown a few weeks before so all the seedlings where glowing in the afternoon light. A friendly local told me about the air raid shelters on the paddock, turns out they were built in WWII, there use to be a watch tower to spot submarines coming up the gulf. It seemed so foreign in this part of Australia, a reminder of past times.
A while ago I had the opportunity to do a walk in Tasmania that I have been wanting to tackle since I was a young boy staring up at Peter Dombrovkis posters on a souvenir shop wall. The Western Arthur’s Ranges walk to me was and still is the epitome of trekking in Tasmania, hard, cold, steep, wet and spectacular!
I set out with a group of friends two of which would take off down the Port Davey track to finish up at Cockle Creek the other two accompanied me off the Arthur Plains and up up and away. The first day is always the worst, no matter how much training you have put in nothing can prepare you for that first bog hole that soaks your boots, covers you in mud. You quickly come to the conclusion you’re your going to be wet for the next couple of weeks.
Out of all that miserable enjoyment you do see some pretty good stuff. I’ll definitely be back, I might do Federation Peak and then walk out along the Western Arthurs.
The 2011 Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards A great time was had by all at the PMA trade show, it was great to roam the corridors and see all the new gadgets some familiar faces and old friends and colleges. I always find it exciting watching the judging of the awards, it is the same each time, jaw dropping imagery that motivates and inspires me each year. This year two of my images were awarded with Silver awards, thanks go my fantastic clients at Clipsal by Schneider Electric and Luxottica .
The 2011 Epson NSW Professional Photography Awards (SAIPP) were held earlier this year where a number of my prints were awarded Silver awards, another fantastic year with great clients.
A quick visit to Jindabyne near the Snowy Mountains in autumn rewarded us with a beautiful display of colours. I love autumn around this area, crisp cold mornings, short days, log fires and dark beer. Hard to see at this size but remarkably growing out of the island of rocks in this image is a deciduous sapling. A bit of sunlight breaking through the clouds striking its leaves making them glow golden made this scene.
Port Willunga on the Fleurieu Peninsula is just another coastal suburb just south of Adelaide that has a rich history. As I sit in the studio looking out the window at the rain bucketing down here in Sydney I remember the summer days spent at this beach watching the locals go about their daily routine after work. Walking the dog, swimming in the cool calm waters, local kids playing along the rocks and amongst the old piers, just daily life. This was taken at close to 9pm, where were all of our long summer days this year?