Author Archives: Simon Slattery

New York City at Christmas

I spent the Christmas of 2017 in New York City with my family, It was bitterly cold and extremely busy but well worth the visit. Whist not a dedicated photography visit I managed to get some memorable images. Multiple layers of clothing were needed for this trip with gloves and …

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 …

Tour Down Under in the Barossa.

I usually spend some time taking photo’s of the TDU and 2015 was no exception. The start of Stage 1 of the Tour Down Under 2015 was held in Tanunda and the tour completed two circuits of the Valley prior to heading towards the city.  The TDU passed through Nurioopta, Angaston, …

Sampson Flat Fire (Adelaide 2015)

The Sampson Flat Fire is the largest bushfire the Adelaide hills has experienced in at least 30 years. It started at Sampson Flat and burnt erratically for a number of days during which It destroyed 27 homes and burnt over 12000 hectares of land. Firefighters from three states and a number of …

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 …

Corryton Park, Barossa’s hidden beauty.

Curiosity led me to find Corryton Park, I was simply driving around looking for places I haven’t seen before. From the main road there are only a couple of views that hint of the type of property that is here, clearly there is a large stone house surrounded by large trees …