Prints on Show #2

Sky Mirror Gallery, Sea Lake

Further to my recent Prints on Show #1 post, I am pleased to let you know about another two opportunities that my prints have been accepted for. These are the Magnificent Macedon Exhibition and the Sky Mirror Gallery in Sea Lake.

Magnificent Macedon

With the support of Bendigo bank, this exhibition is being presented by the Macedon Ranges Photographic Society, of which I am a member. This was planned to be presented last year, but due to Covid, it was postponed to this March. The exhibition will feature a total of about 30 prints and a rolling display of digital images, all taken by club members.

The purpose of the exhibition is to:

  • Externally – Promote the Macedon Ranges as a photographic destination, with a focus on its natural beauty and photographic potential
  • Internally – Reinvigorate photographic print making after a decline as a result of 2020 lockdowns

The aim is to showcase Macedon Ranges through images of landscapes, town and streetscapes, local events, local people, history, etc.

I am pleased to say that two of my images have been selected for printing and will be on display at the exhibition which is being held at Dromkeen, Riddells Creek on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 March.

The selected images are:

Conglomerate Gully

Conglomerate gully is located to the west of Riddells Creek, accessed via Wheelwrights Road. It offers a circuit walk of 2.9km rich in native flora and fauna. This reserve is probably one of Macedon Ranges best kept secrets, but one which should be more widely appreciated by more than the many locals who enjoy its many attractions.

To the west of the uphill clockwise track lies the gully that, more often than not, is merely a series of pools.

After a number of days of rain in January, I was confident that water would be flowing and made a special visit to explore possible opportunities to capture a decent flow of water. This photograph is the highlight of my visit.

Technical information: Nikon D810, 24 – 70 mm lens at 24mm with ND10 filter, ISO 64, 20 sec, f5.6

Macedon Netball Centre

The Macedon Netball Centre is adjacent to the planned major sports precinct for the area, the construction of which will commence in the middle of 2022. It therefore represents the start of the area becoming the Macedon Ranges centre of excellence for a wide range of sports.

Having passed the site on numerous occasions, I was interested in photographing the netball centre in a way that initially challenges the viewer, but at the same time clearly illustrates its function, hence the use of my drone to capture this straight down aerial shot.

Technical information: Mavic 2 Pro. Hasselblad L1D-20c, 10.3 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28mm), ISO 200, 1/400 sec, f4.5

Sky Mirror Gallery

During one of my early visits to Sea Lake, I met the owner of the Sky Mirror Gallery and had a discussion about the possibility of exhibiting there. After various conversations, we selected a couple of images that are aligned with the Gallery’s strategy of showcasing the local area and, in particular, Lake Tyrrell. He is aiming to offer framed prints of the less common locations around the lake, depicting them in unique ways. These prints will be exclusive to the gallery.

One of the objectives of my current visit to Sea Lake was to approve and sign the prints prior to framing, however, one of them was not quite up to standard, meaning that there will be a delay in them being hung in the gallery. In the meantime, I will also be selecting a themed series of images from my previous and current visits exclusively for sale through the gallery’s on -line print store. Once these have been uploaded, I will circulate the link, but in the meantime, these are the images that will be framed and exhibited in the gallery.

Rusty Relic at Sunrise
Rusty Relic at Sunset

4 Responses

    1. Hi Laura, yes, they add a bit of movement to an otherwise stationery subject – will you be visiting the exhibition?

  1. The rusty relic is for me the earth healing itself from the homo sapien. virus. Overhead pictures are fascinating.

    1. Hi Nigel, this is exactly the story I am aiming to tell through a series of “Rusty Relics’- how nature recovers after we leave all sorts of detritus lying around – some, such as concrete, taking much longer (if ever) than others, such as iron and steel to disappear

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