This image was commissioned by a customer, to whom this area was very special, particularly the Yellow Rock Bluff above. We spend a few days in the area around Broke looking for compositions and testing them out. We then made a few trips out to the Valley when the clouds looked like they may light up, unsuccessfully, until finally this night we got it! The Cherry tree is in full bloom next to a farm dam, and the Yellow Rock Bluff looks down over the scene.
This blue hour artwork of Tamworth, NSW captured from Oxley Scenic Lookout was one I was surprised about. I wasn't as focused as normal this night as we had just arrived in Tamworth earlier in the afternoon after a stressful couple of days getting our caravan stuck and then unstuck, but Amanda & I both needed to get out and do something we love, and we are so glad we did.
Not only did we enjoy this amazing lookout, a warm summer evening and capture this artwork, we met another travelling family and immediately became friends. This then led to a wonderful couple of days meeting up and enjoying all the Tamworth das to offer. Another thing we love about being on the road exploring and capturing, making life long friends and memories.
This was our third trip out to Merriwa, searching for the perfect Canola shot.
The rich brown earth of the region promotes Canola growth, and is even famous for it.
We drove just about every remote road out here searching, scouting for our upcoming fourth trip, when we came across this early season crop.
I set up and waited patiently for the clouds I could see in the distance to move into my composition. The clouds coming over were from a storm front we could see far away, something this extremely dry region hadn’t seen for a few months, could this shower bring just a small bit of relief for the farmers?
As the clouds started into my shot, they partially obscured the sun, allowing these sun beams to develop, highlighting the focal point of this image, the lone tree in the field, and leading your eye through towards the field of ripe Canola.