Author: louisefaulknerphotography

Ocean Sand I & II

Ocean Sand I & II

In the warmer months, my daughter and I spend as much time at the beach as possible. We are both fair-skinned so prefer mornings and late afternoons for our visits. In avoiding the burning daylight sun, we catch the best of the light and shadow […]

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Cloud series

Cloud series

I am endlessly fascinated by clouds. The towering white cumulonimbus, providing perspective in their mountainous gatherings; the cotton-ball skyscape of mammatus clouds; the gentle whisps of cirrus clouds airbrushed against the sky. And storm clouds, glorious storm clouds – they never cease to deliver the […]

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Xanthorrhoea

William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2020 finalist image. After the forest fire, orange scars are revealed through the weight of gentle rain sloughing ashy layers from remaining trees. These Xanthorrhoea trunks appear molten, melted, their curled tendrils a relief from the tired lines of […]

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Her feet, with fish

I have so many portraits of her face, her smile, her freckles, her eyes. A traditional artist’s approach and a mother’s prerogative. Yet those images do not adequately express the places she loves, where she revels in frivolous youth, where she is quiet and her […]

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The Baths

Our Novocastrian identity is draped in blue & green. Our steel blue collar harbour history. The emerald water. The endless depth of blue coastal sky. We are enveloped from head to heart, from then to now. My own identity is wrapped up in cerulean memories. […]

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The devil in Tassie II

The devil in Tassie II

On a recent trip to Tasmania – my first – I had the chance to visit the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. I’ve wanted to visit this area for years. Fuelled by an early passion for the environment driven by the Franklin Dam controversy, combined […]

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Franklin Gordon

After a week of work in Tasmania, I grabbed an opportunity to visit Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Dense rainforest pockets, mossy vales, pristine waterways, vast landscapes and endless skies; it was stunning and exceeded my expectations. I can’t wait to get back there […]

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With camera in Canberra, walking.

I locked in a few solo days leave and headed south west to the nation’s capital. With no plans beyond visiting the National and Portrait galleries, the rest of my trip was an open book. This big-sky-country is changing; hipster cafes, bespoke boutiques, gelato bars […]

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R U OK?

Yesterday was ‘R U OK?’ Day. A day where we are asked to check in on each other with the simple question “Are you OK?”. RUOK is a charity aiming to battle depression and prevent suicide through creating a more connected world. I thought about […]

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The devil in Tassie

Autumn. I was visiting Tasmania for the first time. It was unseasonally warm. The apple isle had been in the grip of an extended hot season. As always in Australia, the resulting storms and lightning strikes had started many fires. Wide, rolling fires, hard to […]

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A little bit of Boyd

Two weeks of bliss – a road trip to the NSW Far South Coast, no plans, no commitments, just a laundry list of National Parks to visit as we worked our way back up the coast. Each day our trip yielded shared discoveries, natural delights […]

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