Category Archives: Wilderness Photography

Vale Les Southwell

Les Southwell recently died in the mountains of Victoria doing something he loved. He was 88. He was reportedly a very fit and well equiped bushwalker and cross country skier. I knew Les as a wilderness photographer. His images of … Continue reading

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Wild Blue Mountains Calendar 2018

Ian Brown has produced a stunning calendar of photos taken in the Blue Mountains for his 2018 Wild Blue Mountains Calendar. Copies can be ordered through his website or from selected retails outlets in the Blue Mountains (such as Gleebooks … Continue reading

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Dr Darks Cave, Houris Kitchen and The Fortress – 26 August 2017

Wendy was keen on a daywalk on the weekend. I had been in the bush close to the Mt Hay Road two days before, which had been nice, and had suggested another walk in that area – this time near … Continue reading

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Lycon Plateau Walk – 24 August 2017

On a recent trip to Butterbox Point near Mt Hay, I had seen what I thought might be a good lookout on the far side of Rocky Points Ravine. It was a rocky outcrop that I thought may provide a … Continue reading

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Butterbox Point – Photo Walk – 10 – 11 July 2017

Pioneer bushwalker, Marie Byles, during Easter 1918, went on a bushwalk with her father Cyril Byles to the Mt Hay area of the Blue Mountains. This was long before there was a road out that way. Her father is credited … Continue reading

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Lockleys Pylon and Blue Gum Forest – Photographic Trip – 21-23 June 2017

This was a very pleasant photographic trip with David Hufton to two places where we wanted to photograph – Lockleys Pylon, overlooking the Grose Valley and  then Blue Gum Forest. We walked out to the Pylon, in the afternoon of … Continue reading

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Thor Head Walk 16 – 17 May 2017

I did a pleasant overnight trip to Thor Head on the Asgard Plateau area of the Upper Grose Valley. I wanted to have a high camp right on the head. This would put me in a good position for photography at sunset … Continue reading

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Tasmania – The Overland Track 22 April – 1 May 2017

I spent a very enjoyable ten days on the Overland Track in late April. I think this was my tenth time along the track so therefore I am quite familiar with the country it traverses but at no time did … Continue reading

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Rocky Creek and Claustral Canyons 11 – 12 February 2017

A very hot weekend was forecast. Dan was coming up from Canberra with friends to celebrate his birthday and had proposed a weekend of canyoning with a camp at Barcoo Swamp. With the hot weather forecast, it sounded ideal to … Continue reading

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Tasmania – Central Plateau Walk 15 – 25 January 2017

It was time to get away from the heat and humidity of Sydney. After the hottest night on record and a forecast temperature of 44°C in the western suburbs I was glad to board a plane to Launceston. It was also … Continue reading

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