In this blog series I am telling the stories of 100 of my favorite images, how I came to be there, what it was like and why I still enjoy the image. For image 27 of the series I'm looking back on an image that really encapsulates how the seasons effect the landscape.
15 July 2012. Mt Selwyn, NSW. Australia
The snow was still falling gently on my shoulders as I walked out of the bush land where I had taken 'Blissful Snowstorm'. The effort of walking in snow while trying to squeeze in and around the vegetation had sapped all of my energy so I made my way slowly to the nearest road. I stopped briefly to catch my breath, despite being on a road all was quiet. The sound of my boots crunching in the snow and 'swish' of my clothes rubbing was replaced with just my labored breathing. My heart rate quickly subsided and I started the trek back to my waiting family.
Soon, I came to an opening at the side of the road which seemed to be the start of a trail head. I could sense that there would be an interesting view to take in from the clearing so I carefully made my way down the embankment and to an opening in the bush which presented this view. I was taken in by the sheer complexity of the detail that the snow created by lying on the trees. It was stark, bleak and beautiful against the gray sky. By sheer luck I found myself in the best place to photograph this scene and using my tele lens I made a number of images so that I could stitch them into a panorama of incredible detail. Back at home I made a 50 inch print of this image and put it on my cubicle wall at work, my boss fell in love with the detail of the image and was in wonder of the fact that is actually a colour image and not black and white!
Creating fine prints is my favorite part of photography, sharing the ultimate expression of an image with someone who will cherish it for years to come brings me great satisfaction. If you would like to purchase a print please contact me, prints from this series start at just $100.