Living in the Blue Mountains as a photographer is an absolute joy. Surrounded by spectacular views and scenery, a photographer can spend a life time making images and not exhaust the possibilities. I love nothing more than visiting galleries and immersing myself in the landscape photography and paintings of others.
My own style, however is a little different. I have found a few favourite places to return to with my camera at different times of the year and in different weather. What I try to capture and share with viewers is some of the feeling I have when I am out and about in the mountains.
This scene here that I have titled “Far Away Trees” is one such place. It is set in Blackheath over on the Shipley Plateau where the trees grow tall, the mists hang around and after rain the whole scene dances with colour and new life. I have made so many beautiful images in this area it has become one of my favourites.
In creating this image, I have tried to show the beauty and strength of the local trees that are standing tall in all their everyday clothes. They are not dressed in spectacular bark nor do they act as a frame for an exquisite view. These are their ordinary day clothes, brightened after rain and softened by the low mist that has its arms around them. Just a normal day somewhere in the Blue Mountains.
This print is made on a beautiful satin paper to enhance the colour. The advertised print size is approx 10x14” however the image can be printed much larger if requested.