SALE 14th November 2010 – framed print
Thank you to the buyer of my print.
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Today we decided to do something a bit different. I needed some images for a project I’m currently working on so we headed off over Mt Sugarload, onto Kurri Kurri, wandering through the small coalfield towns of Weston, Neath and onto Cessnock. From there we followed the well worn path to Pokolbin in the beautiful Hunter Valley wine country. This area has grown immensely in both size and popularity over the years we have been visiting and today, a Monday, after the weekend rush of tourists, we found it quiet and easy to move around. The vines are just starting to show bud (and apparently much earlier this year) but in their nudity they revealed the stark and vivid country that nurtures them. When full bodied in lush green leaves and fruit you miss the true earthy colours that add to the beauty of this region. I was quite happy wandering amongst the vines, avoiding bees and ants as I experimented with different angles to capture the lines of vines. Looking at many of my images back on my computer I must admit it was a real learning curve in my attempt to gauge the correct area to focus on – this resulted in a mixed bag of images but it was a great exercise and one I know I can improve on next visit.
This image was taken with the Nikon D90, 18-270 mm Tamron lens and was hand held.