Seascape time exposures Sugarloaf Rock with Velvia 35mm 50 iso film, first published in the Leeuwin Naturaliste postcard series then in a calendar.
Stormlight Publishing 25 years of South West Postcards, tells the story of starting out with one camera and one lens and going on to publishing 1.5 million postcards later. Hardcover with 70 images. Copies available online.
I had been photographing and hiking in the Stirling Range since the early 1980s with a 35mm film camera. By 1997, I was publishing my large format Horizon Calendar of West Australian landscapes and was hiking and camping with my 4x5 camera.
Two images made within an hour show vastly different light. This image of Surf, Rabbit Hill, Yallingup, was published in 1992 and became a hugely successful postcard. It was made with a short zoom lens but still required some cropping in the final drum scan for colour separations (before photoshop!).
This image was made in 2012 to replace an older version I had decided to retire. The retired image was made in 1997. It first appeared as a postcard and published tens of thousands of times. It has also appeared in magazines and books.
I made this popular Bluff Knoll image on Velvia 35mm film. First published in my Stirling Range postcard series and later as a poster in 1995. Back in the day, it was a large drum scan and film separations from 35mm. The poster is 70x48cm and came up very well.
I included this surfing image in my latest update and printing of my Leeuwin Naturaliste postcard series, which will be available shortly. It has come as a bit of a shock, but next year, 2013, will be the 25th year I have been producing this series of cards that have showcased the coastline between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin and the Leeuwin Naturaliste National Park.