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Canning River Perth burnt woodland Western Australia

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Canning River Perth burnt woodland

Canning River Perth  burnt woodland Canning River Perth  burnt woodland was first published in “Lost in Suburbia” in 2013, “Dissociation” 2015 Heathcote Museum & Gallery exhibition catalogue.  When I first viewed this on the ground glass screen of my camera I was excited by the prospect of producing a wonderful print. As is so often […]

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Canning River Perth sunrise Western Australia

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Canning River Perth sunrise Western Australia

Canning River Perth sunrise Western Australia Canning River Perth sunrise.  Whenever I wake to a misty morning here in Perth I try to get down to the river. Mist or fog transforms the landscape, highlighting visual elements close to the viewer by fact that it obscures the view of more distant objects. It also transforms the […]

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Canning River Perth fire paperbark regrowth

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Paperbark regrowth fire Canning River Perth

Paperbark regrowth after fire: new shoots on burnt paperbarks, Canning River Perth 16×20 inch hand printed silver gelatin fibre based print. It was exhibited in the 2015 Canning River “Dissociation” exhibition. After a serious fire in 2011 in which water bombing was required to prevent the fire spreading into neighboring houses, much of the park […]

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Bannister Creek Canning River Perth Western Australia

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Canning River Perth

Bannister Creek tributary to Canning River Perth Bannister Creek tributary to Canning River Perth Western Australia 16×20 inch hand printed silver gelatin fibre based print -sold. This image was made in a section in which some restoration work was recently undertaken. The creek runs through suburbia, at the rear of housing whose back fences close […]

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Canning River Wetlands Perth Paperbark Australia

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Canning River Wetlands Perth Paperbark

Canning River Wetlands Perth Paperbark #02 Canning River Wetlands Paperbark Perth. Many areas around the Canning River are natural wetlands which flood during the winter months. Some areas have been infilled over the years for subdivision. Small pockets remain of samphire and paperbark wetlands. These are important breeding grounds for water birds and they also […]

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Canning River Sheoaks Grass Perth Western Australia

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Sheoaks grass Canning River casuarina-obesa

Canning River Sheoaks Grass was made on a bright summer’s day. Preserving the impression of bright light is important for me in this photograph. Maintaining texture in the grass is important in achieving this quality. With the contrast range in this scene so high I wanted to prevent the deep shadows from going to black […]

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Paperbark Tree Walpole Nornalup Australia

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Paperbark tree Walpole Nornalup Australia

Walpole Nornalup National Park Paperbark tree, photographed near Walpole reflects the tranquility on a quiet afternoon. Everything was still which is unusual. It’s right near the coast where you can hear the sound of the southern ocean’s pounding waves in the distance. Although there was no breeze where I stood, late afternoon clouds move across […]

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Karri forest Walpole Nornalup Inlet Western Australia

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Karri forest Walpole Nornalup Australia

Karri forest Walpole on the Nornalup Inlet. One of the more unusual locations where you find a small section of beach and karri forest up to the water’s edge. The Nornalup Inlet at Walpole has many moods, wild and woolly when those southerlies come blasting through, peaceful calm to misty and mysterious. There are two […]

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Bracken Fern Augusta

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Bracken Fern

Bracken Fern Augusta detail, hand printed 16x20in silver gelatin. Bracken is ubiquitous in the paddocks, fields and forests of the south west. This image of bracken fern was made on a windless morning in the Cape Leeuwin region near Augusta. Not having any wind around was important in securing a focused image as the exposure […]

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Flowing water Margaret River detail Western Australia

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Flowing water Margaret River Western Australia

Flowing water Margaret River detail is a 16x20in hand printed silver gelatin print. The image is from an area along the banks of the Margaret River that I have visited frequently since childhood. During the drier months the dark granite boulders of the river bed protrude above the water. At this spot and an ancient marri […]