Exploring and photographing the stunning natural beauty of the Kiewa Valley, a gorgeous region located in the Alpine Shire of Victoria. This area is renowned for its picturesque landscapes, consisting of snow-capped mountains, crystal-clear rivers, and lush green hills.
What I love about photographing the Kiewa Valley is the variety of landscapes it offers, providing endless opportunities to capture breathtaking mountain views such as Victoria's highest peak, Mount Bogong, and the surrounding peaks of the Alpine National Park. The Kiewa River and the Mitta Mitta River also offer fantastic photography opportunities, with reflections, flowing water, and the surrounding flora and fauna creating stunning compositions.
Throughout the changing seasons, the Kiewa Valley offers new and exciting photography opportunities. In winter, the snow-covered mountains create a winter wonderland perfect for capturing the magic of the season. In autumn, the trees' leaves turn vibrant shades of orange, red, and gold, creating an explosion of colour. In spring, the valley comes alive with new growth and the sound of rushing water from the snowmelt.
One of my most memorable experiences in the Kiewa Valley was capturing the silhouette of a tree on a misty morning. As the mist rolled in, I noticed a lone tree in a field that I knew would make for a beautiful silhouette against the soft, misty background. The striking contrast between the dark silhouette of the tree and the misty backdrop made for an amazing composition.
This moment reminded me of the beauty and power of nature, and how sometimes the most stunning moments are unexpected. As a photographer, capturing these moments makes all the early morning wake-ups and long hikes worthwhile. The Kiewa Valley is a truly special place, and I feel grateful to have captured its beauty in this way.