Canning River Woodlands
Ready to hang
Framed Aluminium – graphite 74.5cm x 61.5cm
40x50cm Hand Printed Silver Gelatin Print, window mounted behind clear acrylic sheet
Signed, numbered, 2 of Edition of 10
Canning River woodlands mist marks a day of seasonal change. The hard summer dryness in the parkland around the Canning River is slowly softening. The daytime air is still warm but the sun is getting up a little later each day.
I took an early morning stroll with my camera. When I stepped outside I discovered a misty landscape enveloped with a gentle glowing light. This is something we don’t see too frequently here. In the cooler months, the mist gathers in the open fields and becomes dense around the river. On this morning there was a slight breeze and you could see the mist gathering.
I followed the open woodland track to Greenfield Street bridge along the banks of the Canning River. A few early morning joggers and walkers were out enjoying the cooler air, but mostly I had the misty forest to myself.
In the peace and quiet of the bush, you could barely believe that this regional park is surrounded by suburbia, shopping centres, and highways. Standing beneath some flooded gums I pointed my camera back towards Greenfield Bridge, framing an old tree in the foreground.
For those of us who live near the Canning River in Perth, we are just so lucky to have this wonderful asset at our doorstep whilst being in the middle of a city.