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Arches National Park

I have wanted to visit Arches National Park ever since I was a child. The rock formations are unique and photographically it will always be a special place. After a long drive from Las Vegas via Zion, Bryce and Capital Reef I finally got to enter the Famous Arches National …

Zion National Park

The  southwest corner of the USA is one of the best destinations for nature lovers. UTAH’s 5 National parks are all close here and Zion National Park is one of the absolute best. https://www.nps.gov/zion/index.htm Zion National Park surrounds the small town of Springdale and is only 2.5 hours from Las Vegas, …

One great afternoon of light.

Occasionally mother nature puts on a show made just for photographers, Late December 2015 we had one of these special afternoon’s. In the space of a few hours I managed to capture this series of great scenes.  There was an intense but brief storm pass through the Barossa Valley late in …

Barossa Valley Airshow

The Barossa Valley Airshow is a biannual (run on odd years) event run by St Jakobi Lutheran school in Lyndoch. The school puts on a well orchestrated event and is professional in every respect. Due to this the event is very popular in the Barossa and attracts a diverse range of aircraft. …

Shattered Rock Vineyard

I have been lucky enough to be allowed access to the Shattered Rock vineyard to capture the views from this unassuming property. It is located on the scenic road between Lyndoch and Rosedale and I have been taking photo’s in this area for a few years now. Gum trees growing …

Tour Down Under Stage 6

Valley Imagery spent the day in Adelaide to watch the final stage of the 2015 Tour Down Under. BMC’s Rohan  was the winner at the end of the tour edging out Richie Porte with Cadel Evans coming in third. The TDU has really matured in the last few years and it was great …

Gumeracha Show and Shine

Valley imagery has been photographing the Gumeracha Show and Shine since its inception in 2012 http://www.gumerachashowandshine.org The Gumeracha Show and Shine is run by the Lions Club and is a fundraiser for Defence Special Needs and other selected charities. Held in early November each year it has developed into a well rounded display that …

Steingarten

Stiengarten lookout is one of the lesser known places in the Barossa. The wide vista looking north and south from the viewing platforms creates a great scene. Geographically Steingarten is situated on top of the Barossa Valley ranges between Lyndoch and Roland Flat and can be accessed from Trial Hill Road (just …

Alaska Glacier Panorama

Alaska Glacier Panorama. This is a special image for me, it was taken near Juneau Alaska on a holiday we took a few years ago. It is of the Juneau ice field and is home to over 40 large glaciers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juneau_Icefield  I like it because of the dramatic difference in landscape …

Barossa Trees

Australia has some great trees, the Karri forests in Western Australia and the giant Tasmanian hardwoods http://www.gianttrees.com.au are truly world class. I have a soft spot for Australian gum trees though and luckily there are a number of great specimens not far from home. They remind me of the struggle to …

Barossa Valley Waterfall

There are a few small waterfalls on the edges of the Barossa Valley and in winter for a few days after heavy rain they are very photogenic. This particular one is on private land and cannot be seen from public access area’s. Friends of mine contacted the landholder and arranged …