| L a n d & S e a s c a p e s |
- calm; peaceful; tranquil: halcyon weather
rich; wealthy; prosperous: halcyon times of peace
happy; joyful; carefree: halcyon days of youth
Land & Seascapes, the fire that won't go out... For me personally, there is no finer method of relaxation, than setting up and shooting up new or old scenes like the below. It's an almost meditative sense of unburdening. At it's most effective, combining tranquillity and timing with concentration, creativity, technical approach and learning; a genre with an ever changing canvas and contrasting ways to see it.
Travelling and witnessing stunning new vistas around Italy in the summer of 2009 first really motivated me to want to share these experiences and sights with others, elsewhere. And ultimately, to take with me, that view, that scene, that moment.
There can be no more readily produced and strikingly successful way of capturing that moment, than via the medium of photography and the single frame image.
Photography can never truly, exhaustively do it justice. Encompassing the sights, smells and sounds, the company - or isolation - or the context of a particular scene.
But through photography we can strive to recreate, as close to our minds image, as creatively, aesthetically pleasingly as possible, that split second, that dream like state, that moment..
The dream like images and moments that I refer to as the Halcyon Daze.
And if you've waded through this far, you can read more of my wanton ramblings here...
Great Ocean Rd. Vic.
Castle Stalker, Scottish West Highlands.
Sea cliff bridge, Scarborough, NSW.
Fairlight tidal pool, NSW.
Clahaig Falls. Glencoe, Scotland.
Bower Street tidal pool, Manly.
Winter on the Great Ocean Road, Vic.
Elinor trout fishery. Northamptonshire, UK.
Lewis and Harris. Scottish West Islands.
Charge of the Light Brigade. Great Ocean Rd, Vic.
SS Ayrfield. Homebush Bay, NSW.
Fire in the morning. Freshwater, NSW.
Ocean Wanderer. Manly, NSW.
Board Meeting. Manly, NSW.
Island Archway. Great Ocean Rd. Vic.
Seal Rocks, NSW.
Training for Taupo. Manly, NSW.
Eagle hawk neck, Tassie.
Fisherman's Beach, NSW.
Easy like Whitsunday. QLD.
South Curly. NSW.
Mount Wellington. Tassie.
The Dingly Dell. Tassie.
Late summer surf. Seal Rocks, NSW.
Gracedale Cattle Station. Nth QLD.
North Curly. NSW.
South Curly Swell. NSW.
Manly beach. NSW.
Seal Rocks. NSW.