Black and White Photos

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 […]

Black and White Photos

Paperbarks Margaret River Wallcliffe Western Australia

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Paperbarks Margaret River, hand printed 16×20 inch silver gelatin Paperbarks Margaret River this wonderful stand of old paperbarks are located near Wallcliffe House, on the banks of Margaret River. This image was made just weeks before the Margaret River fires razed the Prevelly Park region in November 2011, resulting in the loss of many homes and […]

Black and White Photos

Granite Canal Rocks Yallingup Western Australia

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Canal Rocks Yallingup Australia

Granite Canal Rocks Yallingup  hand printed 16×20 inch baryta based silver gelatin print Granite Canal Rocks is a detail study of the many rock formations which characterise the area. Canal Rocks Yallingup has remarkable granite formations and canal like structure that form a massive bulwark against the pounding Indian Ocean swells, creating dramatic plumes of […]

Black and White Photos

Seaweed Cape Leeuwin Augusta Australia

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Cape Leeuwin Australia

Seaweed Cape Leeuwin, hand printed 11×14 inch baryta based silver gelatin print Seaweed Cape Leeuwin Augusta Australia. One advantage of a 4×5 field camera is the bellows extension. Most field cameras will have a bellows which will extend out to approximately 300mm. With a standard focal length lens of 150mm this bellows extension can theoretically […]

Colour Photos

Karri forest Margaret River Boranup Australia

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Boranup Margaret River Australia

Karri forest Margaret River Karri forest Margaret River with coral vine and purple hovea wildflowers at Boranup just south of Margaret River. This unique stand of karri forest is the most western edge of the karri forest belt. These  karri grow in limestone based soils as opposed to dark rich karri loam which is found […]

Tetenal E-6

Sandy Cove Cape Leeuwin Augusta Velvia 4×5 Tetenal

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Cape Leeuwin Augusta

A one shot processing technique for 4×5 velvia using tetenal E6 and optimal film chemistry capacity

Tetenal E-6

Velvia 4×5 tetenal E6 3 bath

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Orange Lichen Redgate Beach Margaret river region

Velvia 4×5 tetenal E6 3 bath process, an alternative to sending your chromes to the lab. This past week I have been trialing Tetenal’s 3 bath E6 process with 4×5 velvia. I must admit I had a little trepidation about undertaking a colour process. The last time I processed colour slide it was as a young […]

South West

Clematis flower Old Man’s Beard

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Clematis flower Old Man’s Beard. Yes it’s an odd name, but old man’s beard is a common name to describe the feathery tendril like appearance of the native clematis flower as it matures. This soft, fine structure is so delicate it literally blows away on the breeze. Luckily there was no breeze on the evening […]

Canning River

North Point Cowaramup Bay Last wave of the day

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North Point Cowaramup Bay Margaret River region

North Point Cowaramup Bay is where I had been exploring the coast for new images over the past few days. As the sun was setting I was reflecting on how I had started the day,  near this spot,  before dawn. About 12 hours ago, the blue pre-dawn gloom of the night sky was giving way […]

Colour Photos

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse four seasons in one day

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Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

Cape Naturaliste at sunrise with the shadow of the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse  projecting across the Cape’s heathland. Spring is a wonderful time of year to be out photographing. Of course there are the Spring wildflowers, but even more exciting is the constantly changing weather and the drama it plays out on the landscape. I had left […]