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Is that a unicorn?

Well no, but probably something as rare as one! A image post from me! lol. Funny when I look back as I was preaching I was wanting to do a 365 like project, and do a post a day during my time in the Pilbara. Something I’ve not even got close to doing, just simply not enough time in a day i’m afraid. I’ve still managed a bit of time to get out and take some photos of my amazing surrounds, so I will endeavor to get this blog back up and running with some sort of regular posts.

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Ancient Lands

This is an image I really strived for upon my arrival in Newman 12 months ago. I believe my photography went up a level during my original visit- but that was all in the gorges. You really can’t do much wrong in there. So I wanted to focus above ground, and especially some daytime images as oppose to all sunrise/sunset photos. This I believe has helped me to achieve that.

It was taken back in March on my trip around Tom Price and it’s surrounding area’s. An amazing weekend of driving, climbing hills and taking photos. As I was driving along, the light turned, and I pulled over straight away and headed into the bush. The hills caught my eye with their amazing folds and ridges, topped off with the spinifex in the foreground. The head high spinifex shoots caught the light in spectacular fashion.

I’ll try and do an update post soon for you all, i’m currently in Perth painting my house- so this is as good a reason as ever to get away from it for a few minutes! lol. 😀

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Quick Update

Hi Guys, hope 2011 is treating you well so far. Hard to believe it’s nearly already the end of January!! I have a few images to go through which I’ll hopefully have posts up for in the near future. Been extremely busy and also had a few other projects i’ve been trying to do. Which has left me with little time to actually go through the images I have. Been out in the storms we’ve had lately, driven a lot of km’s without much reward so far- but it’ll pay off for me if I keep getting out there.

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Fortescue River

Here’s a quick image that I took last year. We had some decent rain which got the Fortescue River flowing again. It was amazing standing by what is normally a dry river bed, with the water flowing past, the birds with a new found energy and just take it all in. I only took a couple of photo’s, and didn’t think I had anything but this image grew on me.

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kermits portrait

This next image is of Bek and me down in Kermit’s Pool in Karijini, a chance for you to see the body behind the images….. I mean face. lol. Those bloody big feet of mine look like kermits feet anyway hahaha. Bek’s first time there, so was a great time. The light was pretty harsh by this time, and the flare was pretty much impossible to avoid, but some nice memories to have 🙂

 

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Funky Tree

Plenty of area’s in the Pilbara are burnt, quite a surreal landscape to see- and quite different to the usual Savanah/Spinifex landscape the Pilbara is known for. The burnt area’s are so vast and baron, and you could very easily imagine being on Mars, with hill after hill of red rock.

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Funky Tree

This is one of the burnt area’s, in fact it is on the entrance road to Karijini National Park. There still are some tree’s on the hill, and this big tree in particular caught my eye as the sun went down.

 

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Flashback to Karijini

I’ve posted a few topside Pilbara images lately so thought i’d head back to an image from Karijini, which really is one location I get excited about whenever I think about it. Yes it’s been photographed a million times, but so has Cottesloe, The Boat Shed, Sydney Harbour etc etc- all images that are in just about every photographers gallery.

Those places have no real meaning to me- so therefore won’t appear in my image galleries, Karijini however ignites a passion within me. My love for the outdoors, my love for adventure, my love for my home- Australia, or more specifically- Western Australia, a place I could not imagine living without. Many a times it has taken my blood, in some funny silly ways, some more serious ways. But forever it will be in my blood, feeding an insatiable desire to experience even more magical moments and create memories I’ll never forget. Well I hope not for many many years anyway. I’ve had a taste, and will not stop until i’m totally fulfilled.

 

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Kermits Cascade

This image is again of Hancock Gorge, or more specifically- Kermit’s Pool. I’ve mentioned previous times how fortunate i’ve been to experience this unbelievable spot by myself on 3 occasions now. For about 2-3hrs each time. Each time i’ve snapped a few images, then sat in awe for the rest of my time. Yes it is a more classic image, but it is pretty hard to go past a place that stirs such emotions it does within me and not bring a bit home with me.

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Hancock Tease

When it comes to the Pilbara, there’s really only one thing people expect. This has become evident when after my previous posts from the region, I got “where’s the waterfalls, where’s the gorges”. So, here they are! 😀

I love the top terrain, but in the gorges I definitely am in my prime. I love clambering, so gorges are perfect places for me. I’ve not had a chance to head down into the grade 6 area’s as every time i’ve been by myself with camera gear- not very often I listen to common sense but this is one lol.

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Kermits Trickle

More of Hancock gorge when I return from Perth, so to start is just the one image (and a nifty wordplay in the title lol) from the amazing Kermit’s Pool. I was once again privileged to have this place to myself for about 2-3 hours. Freeking awesome!! 🙂 Click on the thumbnail to see it in near full size goodness!

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Karijini National Park

You can’t get enough of this place, well I hope you guys can’t- as there’ll be plenty of photographs coming from me from this remarkable location. I’ve been in the Pilbara 2 weeks, and been there twice haha. Quieter weekend for me this weekend to catch up on things, and a bit of socializing which will actually be good! I’ve not stopped since I got here really, so about time to stop for an evening.

Joffre Gorge Sunrise

Joffre Gorge

Last weekend I was re-born in the gorges, so there’s a few images to come from there. Then we’ve had some really really cool storms coming over. No big thumpers yet, they’ll come i’m sure. But colours like you’ll not believe! Some amazing sunsets to go with them, so i’ll have them up soon. Still plenty of images to try and catch up on- I think i’ve not touched my camera for a whole 3 days since i’ve been here lol, so this weekend is that catch up time!

Anyway this is another photo of Joffre Gorge. The contrasts in the area are huge, so I headed here early to get the glorious pre-dawn light. That way the light was a lot more balanced and I could get the photo I wanted. It was still an exposure of nearly 3min, so you can tell it was very dark, but yet the red cliffs still glowed in their magic way.

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The simple things

Well the simple things in life aren’t always free, but quite often it’s the small pleasing feelings in life that remind you what it’s all about. A few years ago I never would have thought i’d be publishing my own calendars, and now i’m on my third.

I’m a bit delayed on this posting due to being flat out in preperation for my move to Newman, but the feeling you get when you see your work published is one I always enjoy. The feeling you get when you show that product to people, who then have a smile come across their face, as they relive their own experiences in the locations makes all the early mornings and long days worth while.

So with this, i’m please to announce that my 2011 Landscape Calendars are now in my possession. So make sure you head over to the 2011 Calendar page to check it out. Also the images featuring in this years can be found on the images page.

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2010 Landscape Calendar

Well some of you may know about, or did see my 2009 Calendar, which went very well for a first off effort. Due to that success i’m happy to announce i’ve had a freshly published calendar for 2010.  A slightly different design, and much better images have combined for what i’m sure you’ll agree is an even better edition this time round!

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Cover

As with last year, it’s a high quality machine pressed calendar, with a unique design and personal spiel for each image. Very different, and higher print quality to the mass produced calendars in most shops.

With a print run of 1000 copies, and sales outdoing last year you’ll need to get in quick if you wish to secure a copy. Appolgies for the lateness of the post notifying of this, as i’ve only just managed to get all the artwork together to get them on the net.

They are available direct through me- for $12 plus a small postage fee, which I can provide upon inquiry. Also if you purchase 3- you’ll receive a 4th for free.

If you’re interested, you can contact me via e-mail at

enquiries@swilliamsphotos.com

A big thank you to the team at Point Graphics who were fantastic during the process, and a big reason for the tweaks in design.

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January

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January Text

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Back Cover

Kelmscott Show

Well the Kelmscott show was on this weekend and I entered a few photos in the photography comp again. And managed to have a bit of luck again, managing 3 firsts and a second in the 5 categories I entered. I’m not sure if the overall quality was as good as last year- but there was certainly some very nice images spread through the categories, so I’m quite pleased to have done well again. You’ve seen these images before so I won’t go into details too much- but if you wish to be bored you can go back to the original posts through the links 😛

I was surprised to have done well in a couple of categories as I failed to read the size restrictions on them- and as a result had to take the images out of their mattes and have the photo hanging by itself. Obviously looking very plain compared to being matted. I’m learning a lot of lessons lately- and this is another…. read the bloody competition guidelines Stephen!!

Flare Baby

Flare Baby

First image got first place in the Adults Open category- it also got best exhibit in the overall class for this image.  View the post here

Turtle

Turtle

The next one received first in the Adult Animal Study category. View the post here

Karijini Sunrise

Karijini Sunrise

This image received first in the Adults Enlargement- Landscapes category. View the post here

S Bend Sunrise

S Bend Sunrise

And finally this image received the second place in the Adults Reflections and Patterns category. View the post here

Kalimina Gorge

This is the last of my posts on Karijini National Park. Kalimina Gorge really was one of my favourites. Such a pleasant walk along the base with plenty of small cascades to keep the photographer in me happy. I think it was where I got my best shot’s and my personal favourites aswell. I seemed to get the right light. My first trip into this gorge was mid afternoon, and the second was early morning. This gave me the opportunity to shoot completely different scenes. Compositions you wouldn’t even look at in the morning were just glorious in the afternoon.

The first image here was my favorite of the trip. It was on my morning trip when I saw the small cascades and small grass tree. The reflections behind were magical and I loved the ghost gum reflection surrounded by intense red light. It’s completely different to most Karijini shot’s which I think is why I enjoy it more then my Kermit’s Pool image- which as i’ve stated it is just the “normal” composition.

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This next shot here jumped out at me once again on my morning shoot. There were stunning jagged rocks all pointing towards this small waterfall and reflections. I really like the texture in the water and then some awesome reflections to go along.

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This image was taken on my afternoon trip. I was at the waterfall directly at the base of the stairs and to the right trying different things without much luck. On returning I saw this scene right from the path. It made it interesting for the people coming along it! But I really liked this reflection and the reeds. I used a bit of fill in flash to light the reeds slightly as the rocks on the far cliff face were extremely bright. Really restricting my composition to some extent.

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