Karri forest Walpole Nornalup Inlet Western Australia

framed 50.5cm x 60.5cm | image 28cm x 35cm | 1 of ed10 | $900

Karri forest Walpole on the Nornalup Inlet. One of the more unusual locations where you find a small section of beach and karri forest up to the water’s edge. The Nornalup Inlet at Walpole has many moods, wild and woolly when those southerlies come blasting through, peaceful calm to misty and mysterious.

I find myself so frequently drawn to the quiet light at the end of each day. As the suns direct rays move away from the subject, the shadows disappear. It is now that you can see full forms and shapes. And as the light dims further, some objects appear to take on a glow. Perhaps this is my imagination or an illusion. The difference between what is glowing and its surrounds is rarely a significant reading on my light meter.

There are two forested knolls that create the narrow channel between the Walpole Inlet and the Nornalup Inlet. Their steep dark slopes provide the perfect backdrop to highlight the karri trees’ smooth creamy bark. During Spring you can find many delicate wildflowers growing in the forest understorey. 

Print Availability

Karri forest Walpole Nornalup Inlet Western Australia is available for purchase online. Karri forest Walpole Nornalup Inlet Western Australia is a 28 x 35cm 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 50.5 x 60.5cm. Limited edition of 10, signed and numbered. Freight and insurance within Australia included.

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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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