Category Archives: The Valley Photog Blog

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 …

The Dish

The photo’s featured in this post are from near Parkes in NSW. This is “the Dish” featured in the movie of the same name. I have driven past this on numerous occasions over the last 20 years and have previously taken photo’s during the day.  On a drive back to …

Volcano Sunrise

This image will stick in my mind for a long time and I hope the picture can convey some of the beauty of Hawaii’s  Volcano National Park. We had spent 5 days on the big island and had driven around the park on two separate days with tour guides, once …

Skywhale in the barossa

As part of the Adelaide Art gallery “Dark Heart” exhibition the controversial Skywhale Hot Air Ballon took to the skies in the Barossa. An early start was required and after some early confusion as to where the ballon was launching from (I was late) I made it to the launch …

Sunset over Kalbeeba

This shot is the result of a late check of the sunset, The camera was already in the car so I drove five minutes away to grab this shot. The sky was amazing, brilliant red with storm clouds and a shower. In hindsight I should have found a better foreground …

Storm over the ruin

I have been sitting on this photo for a while now and I thought it might be a good time to share. The image is of an abandoned house between Kapunda and Greenoch in South Australia. It is often photographed and I wanted to see if I could photograph it …