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Frenchman Peak Cape Le Grand Esperance Woolly Net-bush

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Frenchman Peak Frenchman Peak is an exposed coastal granite peak located in the Cape Le Grand National Park. From the summit you have 360 degree views of this remote national park and its stunning coastal scenery. The peak is an important place in local Aboriginal culture and is named Mandooboornup. It was the surveyor Alexander […]

South Coast

Albany South Coast Western Australia 4×5 Field Camera

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Albany south coast Andersonia sprengelioides

Albany south coast, Andersonia sprengelioides Albany south coast is one of my favourite locations. When the summer weather sets in, Perth can get hot.  The region offers a refreshing cool change with dramatic coastal scenery. Even in summer, small low pressure systems brush the coast near Albany. The change in weather not only means cooler […]

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Redgate Beach Western Australia

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Cape to Cape Trail Redgate Beach Western Australia walking the Cape to Cape trail. I was walking from Bob’s Hollow to Redgate Beach. The day had started outed breezy but pleasant. Now it had suddenly turned stormy. A blustery cold front was fast approaching the coast. Low scudding clouds moved rapidly across the sky. Dramatic […]

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Forest floor Porongurup National Park Western Australia

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Forest floor detail Porongurup National Park Forest floor Porongurup National Park Western Australia. The weathered granite domes and outcrops of this range were formed deep underground when Australia collided with Antarctica to form Gondwana. In the valleys formed between the domes grow the most eastern remnants of karri forest. Karri trees shed great strips of […]

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Denmark Native Pigface Wilson Head Western Australia

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Denmark Native Pigface Wilson Head Western Australia. This beautiful headland near Denmark has views across the Wilson Inlet towards the stunning Nullaki Peninsula. Hidden around this rugged headland are sheltered coves which afford some semblance of shelter from the prevailing winds. As a result the botanical diversity clinging to these sandy wind blown slopes is […]

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Sundews South West Australia wild flowers Pemberton

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Sundews South West Australia Pemberton. Sundews South West Australia take their family name from the word Drosera. This family name refers to the plants’ dewdrop like sticky secretions. If you look carefully you will see them covering their leaves. Most of the coastal regions have ancient soils and as a result are poor in trace […]

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Warren River Moons Crossing Pemberton

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Warren River Moons Crossing

Warren River Moons Crossing Pemberton Warren River Moons Crossing Pemberton. This is a popular camping and fishing spot with the locals within the Warren National Park. It is best approached by 4WD, especially in wet weather as the track is steep and parts can become slippery with mud. Fringed by towering karri forest the river […]

Film Developing

Modified Stand Development Ilford FP4 with Foma R09 and LC29

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Modified Stand Development Ilford FP4

In my recent experiments with modified stand development I was surprised to find that I could not only reduce contrast in the highlights but actually improved middle and lower values separation with almost half a stop film speed increase. The following results are from stand developing FP4 4×5 sheet film with Foma R09 and Ilford […]

Southern Forests

Pemberton Southern Forests Western Australia

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Pemberton -film location for Jasper Jones Visiting Pemberton Western Australia is like stepping back in time. It was the perfect location for the recent filming of Jasper Jones, starring Toni Collette and Hugo Weaving. Pemberton is one of the few remaining south west towns  that still have surviving buildings from earlier times. Rustic timber mill […]

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West Australian Postcards Series

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Postcards Western Australia Alex Bond Stormlight Publishing

West Australian Postcards 1989 marked the publication of my West Australian Postcards series. Starting out with just one lens and one 35mm film camera I set about the self inspired project to make a postcard series of a region that I have been associated with all my life.   The common theme for the series […]