Shoalhaven Dawn

Photographic Prints


Endeavour Hills, Australia

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Sizing Information

Small 12.0" x 3.1"
Medium 18.0" x 4.7"
Large 24.0" x 6.2"
X large 30.0" x 7.8"


  • Superior quality silver halide prints
  • Archival quality Kodak Endura paper
  • Lustre: Professional photo paper with a fine grain pebble texture
  • Metallic: Glossy finish and metallic appearance to create images with exceptional visual interest and depth

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Some of us are old enough to have used the phrase “It dawned on me that…” meaning something like “I eventually realised that…” – usually to concede that we should have realised the fact sooner. Others are young enough to live a lifestyle that rarely sees the dawn! This photo inspired me to a fresh insight into our life perspectives.

We often visit relatives for Christmas and new year in a coastal town on the Shoalhaven River, and stay in their house backing onto some bushland. With no interest in being awake at midnight to see a clock tick over, I have often been awakened by rowdy neighbours letting off illegal fireworks. This year I managed to sleep through the celebrations and found myself awake before everyone else at 6am. Since it was our last day before travelling further north, I took the opportunity to go down to the river to capture some photos in that special light and still air that only occurs at dawn. This photo is one of the results.

As I soaked in the cool stillness of the soft light spreading across the sky and creeping along the still water, I reflected that we often don’t see changes in our lives until after they have happened. We get so focused on the foreground tasks that the gentle background of change “dawns on us” only after we are prompted to look up or step back.

How much clearer would our life journey be if we took regular time to reflect on what is changing, both within and externally, and to seek the clarifying perspective of those we trust. Even better, ask God for his input and be open to constructive and intentional change. I guarantee you this will produce more results than many half-baked new year’s resolutions!

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