Visions of a Changing Landscape
To a photographer the landscape is anything but static. A landscape photographer seeks to capture the interplay between light and landscapes. In fact, one of the greatest challenges can be to capture a scene that is transformed by a fleeting moment of transient light.
Photography can be an important tool to record the changes to a landscape over time. These changes can be temporary or permanent, and a result of natural causes or human impact.
The goal of this portfolio is to highlight landscapes in a state of change. Some as a result of natural cycles and the process of renewal. Others though are threaten by changes which may rob future generations of what we see today.
Some of the images in the portfolio are locations immediately recognisable to most Australians (such as the Twelve Apostles) but many are from areas that few will ever visit. These are often unique environments which provide a refuge for threatened flora and fauna. Although some may take an “out of sight, out of mind” attitude to such places, their value is no less than those accessible and familiar to us. Hopefully through these photographs others will appreciate the significance of these landscapes and the importance of their preservation.