Alaska during the peak of fall colour. Such an incredible place. The tundra throughout Denali National Park and the surrounds was incredibly vibrant.
I remember this magic afternoon vividly…. The colour, the deafening silence inbetween beavers breaking the surface of the ponds, the drizzle on my neck, and the taste of fresh blueberries picked straight from the ground cover.
Back from a great couple of weeks in New Zealand.
This image is from one of the first couple of frosty mornings at the start of the trip. As the morning sky was starting to light up I settled on this composition with the frozen pond and frost covered trees.
I hope everyone is well
In a recent post on the Luke Austin Photography facebook page I asked for peoples input as to which image I would post next. I requested that they state specific dates within a two year period. My challenge was to take the first responded date and find an image I had shot from that day.
I realised I had not yet posted the image to the blog. So here it is.. August 30 2010… Alaska, Incredible place.
A dead calm Lake Quinalt blanketed in the morning fog.
Olympic National Park, Washington.
Here’s an image above Weano Gorge displaying the variety of contrasting colours after a great wet season.
Weano Gorge, Karijini National Park. Western Australia
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Karijini National Park after a great wet season was incredible. I thought I would start out by posting an expansive view of Dales Gorge, overlooking the popular Fortescue Falls to give you an idea of the lay of the land.
I regard Karijini as one of Western Australia’s and possibly Australia’s top locations for Landscape Photography. The place has a lot to offer, particularly after a good wet season. There are the obvious grand scenes such as the one I have posted as well as the more intimate scenes that are a real challenge to compose and make sense of. I would have liked to of spent more time doing the latter and hope to do so over the coming years.
Late September I met up with Canadian Landscape Photographer Mike Isaak to shoot some of the fall colours around the banff/kananaskis area. We met up in the evening and decided to base ourselves at the Aspen lined Wedge Pond as the colour was at its peak and we thought it would be a good spot to start the morning shoot. Although the wind was howling down the valley we thought we would stick with this location and see how conditions were in the morning.
After a great nights sleep in the back of my rental van (my van was written off. Story to come) I awoke Mike from his slumber in the boot of his car. It was about 40 minutes before sunrise and the wind was still blowing a gail. The windy conditions were not desirable for this particular location so with decided to come up with a plan b. We could see that the clouds in the east were starting to become under lit with pink hues so we quickly headed for another location I had in mind. After a 20min drive down the valley we came to Spillway Lake. The Lake was protected from the wind and the sky was continuing to light up behind the Opal Range. With everything coming together we decided to set up and watch things unfold.
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I’d like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I am now back in Perth and looking forward to the Christmas and New Year period catching up with friends and family.
I was hoping to have some new material up over the last few weeks but unfortunately my mac was out of action. It was put into a local Perth business for an upgrade but they managed to make a mess of it. I had to return it several times over the course of a 3 week period. Valuable downtime wasted. The matter has now been resolved and I am hoping to have some more images up over the next few weeks.
All the best to everyone into the New Year.
Denali National Park, Alaska
Single image from the same morning as “Goosin Around”
Vermillion Lakes, Banff National Park. Alberta. Canada
Monument Valley is an incredible place.
This is one of those images that just looks great printed large. I have seen it printed at 90 x 36 inches and was impressed by the quality and impact.
Nikon D3X, 7 image stitch.
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I was shooting this scene when suddenly these guys decided to show up. A nice little addition.
It’s been a while.
Well…… I have not been out shooting in the past month and it is slowly driving me mad. It has been a couple of months since my last post and although I haven’t been shooting in the past month I did do a little trip in January throughout Southern Utah, Arizona, Nevada, California, and Hawaii. Images from this trip will come along in dribs and drabs.
This is an image from that trip which was taken during my 2 day stay in L.A. It rained nonstop while I was there and many areas were flooded due to the storms battering the area. I felt B&W along with a square crop would suit this scene well. It was just a matter of waiting until a wave washed ashore and withdrew back into the ocean to get the shot I was after.
I just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. Thank you all for your comments and feedback. Also thank you to those that drop by to view the blog but don’t necessarily leave any comments.
2009 has been a great year, and I am really looking forward to 2010.
Here’s to 2010!