Canning River Woodlands mist Perth Australia

framed 74.5cm x 61.5cm | image 40cm x 50cm | 2 of ed10 | $1650

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.

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Canning River Woodlands mist Perth Australia is available for purchase online. Canning River Woodlands mist Perth Australia is a 40 x 50cm silver gelatin print, hand-printed by the author. It is dry-mounted onto 100% cotton museum board, then window-mounted behind a clear acrylic sheet. Framed in graphite tone aluminium it is ready to hang. Outer dimensions 74.5 x 61.5cm. Limited edition of 10, signed and numbered. Freight and insurance within Australia included. Exhibited and published in Dissociation 2015, Heathcote Gallery, Applecross.

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 this image I placed a 300mm lens on my 4×5 field camera. The film was HP5 and the exposure was 10 seconds. I had forgotten to bring my watch so I had to count to 10 to time the exposure.

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.

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Since 1989, Alex Bond has published cards, calendars, books, and posters under his imprint Stormlight Publishing. His images showcase the West Australian environment. Bond's handcrafted, silver-gelatin, fibre-based prints are personally made by the author in his darkroom.

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