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Monday, June 6, 2011

The Rocks Head On Photo Festival 2011 Exhibition | Discovering Country - NSW pathways

Aboriginal engravings Series No. XI, 2009. Jibbon Point, Royal National Park.
 Festival Girl Rates: 8/10

Discovering Country - NSW pathways is currently being held at the The Rocks Discovery Museum and is apart of the Head On photography exhibition. The photography exhibition is inspired by the beauty and heritage of some of New South Wales' most valued and precious locations.

I think one of the photographers that spoke to me the most, were that of Peter Solness. His works are incredibly engaging and really quite wonderful to get lost in. 

Solitary Rock, Burning Palms Beach 2009, Royal National Park.

Solness managed to create an interesting subject from a rock - it has a big personality and becomes an engaging point in the image. I love the blue, hyper-coloured wash over the background, where the only thing that seems real, is the surreal giant rock.

Featuring nine photographers, the Discovering Country - NSW pathways illustrates some of the State's most beautiful natural destinations including The Rocks, Sydney Harbour National Park, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Booderee National Park, Montague Island Nature Reserve and Royal National Park.

Splendid Rock, 2010. Royal National Park
There is something so striking about seeing images of natural Australia on a large canvas. It can really take your breath away. I enjoy how the light plays with the ferns and really enhances the vibrant green earthy colours.

As I mentioned, there were another eight photographers featured. I really liked the works of Rene Vogelzang. I love this image, as the photographer has managed to capture a moment in nature where it almost looks like nature is trying to communicate and say something to us. Freaky.

Photographs from the exhibition can purchased through the Discovery Photographers website.

Dates: Thursday 5 May - Saturday 11 June 2011
Times: 10am - 5pm
Location: The Rocks Discovery Museum, Kendall Lane, The Rocks
Cost: FREE

Images from here and here

xox, Love 

Festival Girl


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