Dan Proud | Saturday, February 15, 2014 | Comments (1973)

Mount Sonder | West Macs

I’ve always been inspired by the work of Namatjira, so traveling to his old stomping ground last year was a bit of a buzz. Unfortunately Mt Sonder is dwarfed by Uluru & Kings Canyon for people passing through (or is that a good thing, nice and quiet!). Its a magic sight on sunrise for about 20 minutes, when the rock glows red.

Dan Proud | Friday, August 23, 2013 | Comments (187)

Photography tip: Start shooting before the sun gets up, and keep shooting after it goes down! The colours you can find with the soft and ambient light at these times can be perfect. This image at Ormiston Gorge in the West Macs was captured around a half hour before sunrise.



Dan Proud | Friday, June 28, 2013 | Comments (68)

There's a prehistoric feel about the landscape of the West Macs in the Northern Territory. Here's a new image of Mt Sonder, a magnificent sight to see on sunrise. I was looking for an ancient feel with the texture and colour of this image. I used the Phase One 80mm lens, I needed Mt Sonder to look as big as possible without having to walk to far! Love thoughts and feedback on this one, as its quite different.

 Mt Sonder, West MacDonnell Ranges NT. Prints available here. Shot on the Phase One 645DT & P65+.


Dan Proud | Friday, June 28, 2013 | Comments (128)

Landscape photography can be frustrating 90% of the time. When you come across a scene like this though, it makes up for it! Kings Canyon, Watarrka National Park, NT.

Dan Proud | Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | Comments (324)

 I snapped these images today while we were doing aerial photography work in the Pannawonica & Onlow area of the Pilbara.





TAGS: Pilbara landscape photography, Karratha mining photographer, Pilbara Aerial Photographer,

Dan Proud | Thursday, May 16, 2013 | Comments (14)

Exploring Broken Hill with the Phase One, there's nothing better! One of my favorite towns to get to, its a playground for artists and photographers with so much history, colour and texture.

Dan Proud | Monday, April 15, 2013 | Comments (34)

Waiting on the dunes untill final light has it rewards! Beautiful textures and patterns are revealed just before the sun disappears behind the dunes. This image was taken recently in the Simpson Desert, far west Queensland.

TAGS: Australian Outback Photographer, West Queensland, The Simpson Desert, Birdsville, Outback Queensland,

Dan Proud | Thursday, April 04, 2013 | Comments (6)

This iconic Pub needs no introduction! Taken in December last year, the town was quiet with the tourist season winding down. Temperatures were low 40's. The bakery and the Simpson Desert, were both shut - so this is where we ended up. Prints available here.


TAGS: Australian Outback Photographer, Birdsville Pub, Outback Pubs, West Queensland, Desert Pub,

Dan Proud | Wednesday, April 03, 2013 | Comments (123)

Over the Easter weekend I took an afternoon out to photograph a beautiful homestead near Roma, called Mount Abundance. It's basically the oldest pastoral property in the Western Downs district, and is the reason why Roma exists today. It was established in 1860, only 15 years after the Maranoa area was explored by Major Mitchel. Anyhow, the owners have done a brilliant job in the restoration of the building and keeping it maintained.

TAGS: Maranoa, Western Downs, Australian Landscape Photographer, country photos, homestead, cattle station, sheep station, rural property photos, Mt Abundance, Roma, Queensland,

Dan Proud | Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | Comments (656)

Some of the patterns and textures you can see from the sky are so unique. These patterns and colours that form in the salt flats of the Pilbara sometimes look like incredible water colour paintings. I've been working on a series of shots now for a few months and have come up with these 9 abstract images. I'm not quite sure what to do with them yet - they sure are interesting! For those that like to know...shot from an R44 helicopter at about 1500 feet, with the Phase One P65+, and 80mm lens

TAGS: Salt mining, salt flats, Australian landscape photographer, The Pilbara, Pannawonica Photos, Western Australia, Australian Outback, Onslow WA, abstract, aerial photography, Phase One,