Alpine Adventurenewsletter 8 - November 2009

Profile of Australian Landscape Photographer R a Stanley

Hello again. Another busy year has seen the opening of my new Central Coast gallery, accredited membership of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, and so much more. My latest ‘on location’ shoots have taken me to the wintery 'High Country' and plenty of places closer to home.

With Christmas upon us once again, it’s time for our annual hunt for that perfect gift. If you haven’t already visited our East Gosford Gallery, then now’s the right time. You’ll also find us in our convenient location at Erina Fair during the Christmas period.


Gallery Opening Hours

We’ll be open 7 days a week in our East Gosford gallery during the run up to Christmas.

Tue 2nd December – Thu 24th December 10am – 5pm

Erina Fair

Throughout November, December and January we’ll be in our usual spot in Erina Fair, outside Lowes. You’ll find all our popular images on show, including some from my latest shoots. Sign up for our mailing list for your chance to win a framed print worth $250.

Framing and Printing Services

We’re glad to announce we are now able to offer a custom framing and print service from our East Gosford Gallery. We can professionally process and print your images onto archival quality paper, canvas, alu-panel and more.

New Wide Panoramic Prints

Four of my newly released prints are in our new 'wide' panoramic format. You’ll find them listed in our ‘on location’ section below.

Competition Winners

Congratulations to our latest competition winners;

On Location

My main goal this year was to shoot the Australian Alps with a wintery backdrop. My first visit to the Alps in May was to shoot the autumn colours in all their glory (newsletter 7). I was even greeted with some early snow during this visit. But it wasn’t until I returned in August that the Australian winter really put on its show.

I wanted to illustrate the contrasts of the Australian seasons and I don’t think there is any better way of doing this than photographing the high country. To achieve my goal I donned a pair of cross country skis and after some slow progress around Rocky Valley damn I finally made it to my destination; Wallace’s hut in the Bogong high plains. The crisp untouched snow that greeted me made all the hard work worthwhile; I don’t think anyone had visited the hut for weeks! I’ve pictured the hut alongside the same image taken in late summer. Together they tell a great story about the seasons of the high country.

Another goal of mine was to summit Mount Kosciusko, Australia’s highest peak. Kosciusko isn’t one of the world’s most challenging of peaks; none the less, a hard slog in snow shoes. The view from the summit was well worth the effort.

No visit to the Snowy Mountains would be complete without dropping into the town of Jindabyne. Here I managed to get a high vantage point to compose the town along-side the lake.

Anyone visiting the Alpine region shouldn’t miss the Kiewa valley, which offers some spectacular views as you travel up to the mountains.

Central Coast

As ever, I’ve been scouring the Central Coast for new locations and angles to bring you. I hope I’ve captured some of the essence of our local area in the new shots below.

A little further afield

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Richard and the Team