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Paperbarks Margaret River Wallcliffe Western Australia

Margaret River Australia

Paperbarks Margaret River, hand printed 16×20 inch silver gelatin

Paperbarks Margaret River this wonderful stand of old paperbarks are located near Wallcliffe House, on the banks of Margaret River. This image was made just weeks before the Margaret River fires razed the Prevelly Park region in November 2011, resulting in the loss of many homes and historic Wallcliffe House. The area surrounding these trees was badly burnt and denuded of all vegetation, but a few of the older veterans pictured here still remain. The photograph is high in contrast due to the dappled sunlight and deep shadow. Additional exposure was  given to open up the shadows and  development was reduced. Film was  4×5 Tmax.  About hand made silver prints.