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Autumn

There’s still three weeks left to see the exhibition of limited edition prints by David Bigwood and Deb Paton, sponsored by Snowy Mountains Creative, in the exhibition space at the Jindabyne Visitor Centre. Here are two of the prints each image measuring 42x30cms and matted in frames.

I realise that many of you are unable to visit this exhibition so for those who would like to see the limited edition pictures of the Snowy Mountains that I will be displaying I shall put together an e-book which I will send free of charge to those who send me an e-mail address (use the form under the Contact tab) to which they want the e-book sent. Those e-mail addresses will never be divulged to any other person or corporation.

I admit to being a fan of Charlie Waite. This English landscape photographer has figured extensively in my photographic education. I was lucky enough to attend one of his weekend workshops while in the UK, have interviewed him for several magazines, enjoyed visiting his exhibitions both in London and Sydney and have a collection of his books which I dip into regularly when I need inspiration or reassurance.
He is called the doyen of British landscape photographers, an accolade that is not given lightly but which, in my opinion, is well deserved. And, why all this preamble? I have just been reading Charlie’s latest addition to my library, Behind the Photograph — Charlie Waite’s favourite photographs and the story behind them and this prompted me to dig out one of his DVDs. In it he had forsaken his usual state of the art cameras for a selection of compact digitals. I hasten to add that this was a temporary exercise as he showed that with thought these small cameras can produce quality results. It was a reminder that it is not the equipment that makes great photographs, it is the photographer and the way in which he or she uses the equipment they have.
I bought the DVD for a friend who had just started making pictures of the landscape but I found it most instructive listening to Charlie’s thought processes as he began making pictures. In particular, I was taken by one sequence when he was searching for images in a West Country harbour and finding no big picture that satisfied him. However, in no time he was happily shooting a number of images that many of us would have passed by. It was a vivid reminder that in the big picture there are dozens of small pictures ready for the photographer with the eyes to see them.
I don’t think the DVD is available now but Behind the Photograph is. You can find the details on Charlie’s website (https://www.charliewaite.com/) from where you can download the ebook. If you are serious about landscape photography do get hold of this book and learn how an expert’s mind works as he surveys the scene he is about to photograph.

Snowy Mountains Creative invites you to an exhibition of limited edition prints by photographer David Bigwood and graphic artist Deb Paton, at the gallery in the Snowy Region Visitor Centre in Jindabyne.
The exhibition will be open all March, the centre opening hours are 8.30 am to 5pm each day

Just added to Posters in my shop. A doctored road sign that I was lucky enough to photograph before it was removed by the authorities. It once stood on the road to the ski resorts in Australia’s Snowy Mountains. (Shop>Posters)

Two pictures added to the Home Decor page (Shop>Photographic prints>Home decor)

Newly added to the prints for sale in a variety of sizes. (Shop>Photographic Prints>Snowy Mountains, Australia) Click on the picture for a larger image.

I was lucky enough to be taken recently to Delegate, a small town in the Snowy Mountains region, by a friend. It was an opportunity for me to take my camera out and shoot a few pictures which I have been neglecting to do for a long time. The town was interesting and although the weather was so so I managed to make some pictures that I was reasonably happy with. It was good to be behind the camera again and my enthusiasm for photography has been rekindled. Thank goodness for friends! These pictures are now available for licensing through Alamy.

You are invited to view my photography Facebook page at https://tinyurl.com/y92z65a9

Just added to the prints for sale under the ‘Shop’ and ‘Photographic Prints’ tabs.

Click on the image to see larger picture.

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