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New Release – Monument Valley

Monument Valley

The Rock formations of Monument Valley would have to be one of the most recognizable natural landscapes on Earth. Featured in countless films, Monument Valley is considered the quintessential American West. The enormous sandstone masterpieces we see today were revealed over 50 million years by the erosive forces of wind and water. Driving through the desert landscape is an incredible yet somehow “eerie” experience. You just don’t feel like you’re on planet Earth!

Monument Valley was “made” for panoramic photography! No other format does justice to the vast grandeur of the landscape.  It’s always been a dream of mine (Shaun) to experience and photograph this magical place, and while my visit was fleeting, I was lucky enough to capture this breathtaking sunset.




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New Release – Peace and Power

McKenzie Falls

Resting by the beautiful McKenzie Falls one feels at peace with nature. Yet as if by contradiction you get a real sense of awe for the almighty force and power of nature. Such is the dichotomy of the natural world we live in; peace, beauty and life; menacing power and decay. It’s natures reminder that we can’t have bliss without the existence of adversity. William Blake put it perfectly in his famous poem:

Man was made for joy and woe,
And when this we rightly know,
Through the world we safely go.
Joy and woe are woven fine,
A clothing for the soul divine.




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New Release – Tranquillity


The Sapphire Coast of N.S.W. is a nature lovers paradise and as landscape photographers, we were in heaven here. Multiple National Parks, pristine white beaches, dramatic coastlines and peaceful coastal lagoons. So impressed with what the region had to offer, upon return we immediately booked a return trip!


Having spent the majority of our time in the region’s National Parks, we decided to spend some downtime wandering the Merimbula Lake foreshore, and to our surprise discovered a real gem! The character and peacefulness of this scene really grabbed us. Wanting to evoke feelings of calm and tranquillity, the decision was made to return at dawn. The following morning, not a breath of wind could be felt, and while Merimbula slept, mother nature put on a beautiful light show. As the sunrise progressed, the colour of the reflections intensified until the majority of the lake was painted with intense purples, pinks and oranges. How could one not feel at peace at such a beautiful moment?

New Release – Sacred Passage

Sacred Passage

The incredible beauty of Antelope Canyon blows you away the moment you enter its sacred passageways. Over thousands of years the erosive forces of water during flash floods have sculpted the Navajo sandstone into the most exquisite forms and shapes. As the soft, reflected light filters down through the canyon’s narrow walls, the forms, textures, contrast and colours become a photographers paradise. Carefully calculating the exposure, the light is allowed to slowly bleed onto the film for over two minutes, saturating the colours and producing the most divine palette of yellows and oranges through to deep reds and purples. This majestic canyon is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful of all natural formations on Earth…




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New Release – Dixon’s Kingdom

Dixon's Kingdom

The remote Walls of Jerusalem National Park is located within Tasmania’s Central Plateau and forms part of Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area. It’s an absolutely spectacular landscape and like nothing we’ve ever seen before! The plateau is covered with thousands of lakes and tarns, gorged out by melting ice during recent glaciation. Hiking through the U-shaped glacial valleys, huge dolerite peaks and “walls” dominate the landscape. Within the valleys lie stands of ancient pencil pine forest, unique alpine vegetation and crystal clear bubbling creeks.

After hiking the good part of a day we arrived at Dixon’s Kingdom, an early 1900’s cattleman’s hut. We camped the night and upon waking couldn’t believe our luck; An ethereal veil of fog lie in the valley. Framed between two ancient pencil pines, the hut draped in fog, we clicked the camera’s shutter and just stood in awe of this magical wilderness…



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New Release – Purity


What appears at first glace to be just another beautiful mountain stream is in fact the humble beginnings of Australia’s longest river, the Murray. In the pristine Australian Alps and only 40km from Australia’s  highest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko, three small springs mark the source of this grand river. It’s here the Murray begins its massive 2508km journey to the ocean at Lake Alexandrina in South Australia.

Waking to the soft sound of rain hitting our tent we weren’t overly keen to drag ourselves out of bed, but we donned the wet weather gear and went out for a look anyway. The effort was totally worth it as the river was breathtakingly beautiful under the early morning diffused light. The nights soaking rain had really saturated the colours in the foliage and rocks. Under an umbrella, we set the gear up and patiently waited for a break in the rain. But it seems Mother Nature had other ideas! All morning the rain only just gave reprieve long enough for us to capture one single shot; but that’s all we needed. What a tranquil, pure and calming place…



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New Release – El Cap

El Cap


Towering over Yosemite Valley, El Capitan (or more affectionately amongst rock climbers, “El Cap”) rises more than 900 meters (3,000 feet) from the valley floor. Over the eons, this massive lump of pure granite has been carved by glacial action, forming the sheer rock face it has become so famous for. Now considered the standard for big-wall climbing, many routes have been established up El Cap’s Southwest and Southeast wall’s. On January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson famously completed the first free climb (yes, no ropes!) of the Dawn Wall, considered one of the hardest climbs in the world, Crazy!
Standing in the Merced River as the setting sun casts a warm red glow on El Cap’s Southwest wall, I’m (Shaun) totally blown away with the beauty of the place! I feel so privileged to have experienced the incredible national parks of America’s Southwest, without a doubt one of the most fascinating, beautiful and photogenic regions on Earth. I’ll be back!

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New Release – Heart Reef

Heart Reef

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system, and often considered one of the seven natural wonders. While diving or snorkeling on the reef is an amazing and unforgettable experience, a helicopter tour over the reef offers panoramic views that have to be seen to be believed. The reef is simply breathtaking from the air, a seascape unmatched in beauty to any other on Earth, and an absolute paradise for nature lovers.

Allowing ourselves a week for the best chance of good weather, we grew increasingly anxious as each gloomy day was followed by another. On our final day, and only hours before we were due to fly home, the skies cleared nearing low tide, finally presenting us with ideal photography conditions; And wow did the reef take our breath away! Brilliant patterns of contrasting deep blues and bright greens, and as if by divine creation, sitting in its own little lagoon, the beautiful Heart Reef. Leaning out of the helicopter with its doors removed, camera in hand, our own hearts were pounding with the thrill of the whole experience. Incredible moments and images we’ll never forget.


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New Release – Cradle Of Fire

Cradle Of Fire

This right here has to be one of the greatest scenes we’ve ever had the pleasure of capturing. Just wow! Well played mother nature… You never cease to amaze us!

Named after it’s resemblance to a gold mining cradle, Cradle Mountain rises 1,545 meters above see level. The mountain is located within Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. At it’s foot lies the stunning glacially formed Dove Lake.

In this harsh and sometimes unpredictable alpine environment, it’s rare to strike weather conditions conducive to photography. Overcast, windy and cold conditions are the norm, often low lying cloud obstructing the view of the mountain completely. But on this particular morning, our very first visit to the mountain as photographers, conditions were absolutely perfect. There was hardly a breath of wind as the early morning mist crawled its way across the water. We set up our gear, and nervously awaited the sunrise. We were not disappointed! The sky erupted in a fiery display of vibrant colour, and was perfectly reflected in the mirror-like surface of Dove lake below. Sometimes you get lucky and find yourself at just the right place, at just the right time.


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New Release – The Mighty Murray

The Mighty Murray

At 2375km, the mighty Murray is Australia’s longest river. It rises in the Australian Alps and for most of it’s length forms the Victorian and New South Wales border, ending it’s journey at Lake Alexandrina in South Australia.

The Majority of the existing River Red Gums along the Murray today are relatively young trees, as the older trees were felled for their timber during the paddle steamer days. To find a grand old gum with such character was a real blessing.

As the moon ends a nights journey it’s framed perfectly by a branch of the old gum. We can’t believe our luck at capturing such a breathtaking scene.