South West

Smiths Beach Yallingup Cape Naturaliste sunset

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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 4×5 velvia. […]

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Surf Rabbit Hill Yallingup Leeuwin Naturaliste Series Postcards

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Yallingup Surf Rabbit Hill Leeuwin Naturaliste Postcards

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 […]

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Contos spring Contos Beach Margaret River region

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Contos spring contos beach

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 […]

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Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse Australia

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Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse

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. […]

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Laundry shed Margaret River

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Margaret River Australia

Laundry shed, Margaret River. I didn’t set out to deliberately make this image. Call it exploration or perhaps just a happy accident. I had my medium format camera set up on a tripod outside my late grandparents’ farm house looking out across the paddock. For whatever reason, I abandoned my initial plan and turned the […]

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Storm light Margaret River Western Australia

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Margaret River Region storm light margaret river

Storm light Margaret River was made one winter’s day in 1983 at my grandparents’ farm. I remember the five or so days that we stayed it bucketed with rain and squally winds. It really started at Australind, with the wind driving the rain horizontally into the coast. By the time I had reached my grandparents’ […]

South West

Redgate Beach coastline Margaret River region landscape photography

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Redgate Beach coastline Margaret River Redgate Beach coastline Margaret River region coastline characterised by outcrops of granite. This particularly large massive boulder had a deep fissure running part way along its length. The threatening depth and angled geometry of the fissure combined with the neat layer of ocean just above it creates a visual incongruity. Adding to the drama […]

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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 […]

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Beach detail seaweed Augusta Cape Leeuwin Western Australia

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Seaweed Cape Leeuwin Augusta Australia

Beach detail seaweed Augusta, hand printed silver gelatin Beach detail seaweed Augusta. I made this image on the most south western tip of land in Western Australia. Cape Leeuwin is a boulder strewn granite promontory that juts out into the ocean.  It is sculpted by small sandy bays and weathered boulders of various shapes and […]

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Calgardup Brook Redgate Beach tidal patterns Margaret River Region

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Calgardup Brook Redgate Beach, hand printed 16×20 inch silver gelatin Calgardup Brook Redgate Beach is close to Margaret River and is a popular location for learning to surf. It lies just south of the beach, snaking its way behind marram covered sand dunes as it makes a path towards the Indian Ocean. At the brook’s […]