Stirling Range Ridge Walk Protecting camera gear backpacking is essential if it is to remain usable when traversing rugged environments. As you can see from the image below of the Third Arrow, the Ridge Walk terrain is challenging with a heavy pack. You should have a modern backpack with shoulder and hip harness. My advice... Continue reading "Protecting your camera backpacking Stirling Range Ridge Walk"
Horizon Calendar In 1997 I was publishing my large format Horizon Calendar of West Australian landscapes. I had been photographing and hiking in the Stirling Range since the early 1980s with a 35mm film camera. But the Horizon Calendar images were all made from my 4x5 camera field camera using Velvia 50 iso sheet film.... Continue reading "Stirling Range Ridge Walk Western Australia"
I was reviewing some of my data files from film scans and came across this image of Smiths Beach Yallingup. It was made at sunset with my wooden field camera back in about 2002. The composition I envisaged was of the panoramic proportions above, although the actual film was a full sheet of 4x5 velvia.... Continue reading "Smiths Beach Yallingup Cape Naturaliste sunset"
When I commenced publishing the Leeuwin Naturaliste Series of postcards back in 1989 I started with just 11 cards. By the following year I was needing more new images. In particular, I needed images made in the 35mm film format I had designed my postcards around. As I explained in “25 years of south west... Continue reading "Surf Rabbit Hill Yallingup Leeuwin Naturaliste Series Postcards"
Contos Spring flows when the local limestone caves have received enough underground water. The spring seeps up out of the beach sand at the southern end of Contos Beach. Overhanging limestone cliffs dominate the beach and create a colourful and dramatic back drop especially towards evening. On this particular evening there were several parties spread... Continue reading "Contos spring Contos Beach Margaret River region"
Nearly every coastal town has a back beach, the one that is less popular with the visitors, but well known to the locals. It is usually accessed via a dirt track off the bitumen leading somewhere over the dunes. Unlike the local surfers and fishers, I don't use a 4WD, so I hike along... Continue reading "Back beach south coast Western Australia"
Early morning photography Early morning photography provides the photographer with many opportunities. One such opportunity is this image of Lefroy Brook near Pemberton. It was the pay off for leaving my warm sleeping bag early, hiking along a dark track through karri forest with only my head lamp, until I came to my river location. Scouting... Continue reading "Early morning photography Pemberton Western Australia"
D'Entreacasteaux National Park Tracks Donnelly River south coast Pemberton Australia was made at sunset. When you head south from Manjimup on the South Western Highway you cross the Donnelly River. It's a short bridge barely wider than the highway. Blink and you'd miss it. But downstream the Donnelly River is majestic. It passes quietly through... Continue reading "Tracks Donnelly River south coast Pemberton Australia"
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse is perched at the very tip of a rocky peninsula that pokes out like a little finger off Cape Leeuwin near Augusta. It is the most south-westerly point of the Australian mainland and as such is the first landfall to obstruct the wind, rain and storms generated deep within the southern ocean.... Continue reading "Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse Australia"
Skink, Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range National Park. Poster 70x48cm