Nicholas Atkin Fine Art Photography

Nicholas Atkin Fine Art Photography Supporting PANDA

Nicholas Atkin - Sunday, September 18, 2011

This year, I am pleased to announce that I am supporting PANDA (Post and Antenatal Depression Association).

 

PANDA provide ongoing support for women and their families with postnatal depression.

 

The Annual Panda lunch will take place at Zinc, Federation Square on Tuesday 11th October 2011.  A few tickets are still available so please come along and show your support.

 

 

During the lunch there will also be an auction taking place, amongst the item up for auction will be a unique framed 40" limited edition print of Angel Heart that I have donated.

 

 

Western Australia Tour Part 5 - Karijini

Nicholas Atkin - Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The culmination of 8,000 km of driving and 3 weeks was the arrival at my final destination, Karijini National Park.

 

I have been very eager to get to this part of the country for several years and the main reason for this specific road trip was to photograph Karijini.

 

Karijini National Park is around an hours drive to the East of Tom Price, a mining town in northern WA.  The region is a major mining area, but areas such as Karijini are left in a pristine condition. The earth here is so red its almost hard to imagine.  The roads are carved into the red earth and everything that passes through the area becomes covered in a red dust film. 

 


                              Pilbara Road, WA

 

Karijini is a park filled with red earth, jagged hills covered with snappy gums and deep gorges that have been eroded by millennia of water erosion from the annual storms that hit the area during the early months of the year.

 

The surface temperatures can climb well into the high 40ºs and quite often above 50º, but below in the gorges, is a different world.  Cold streams run through the valleys, and the high walls create shade throughout most of the day.  There is a myriad of different types of plant life clinging to the gorge walls and stream beds.

 

                              Weano Gorge, Karijini NP

 

Deeper into the gorges, the water erosion has carved narrow gaps through the rock, here the walls made from iron ore are colored red and blue. 

 

 Karijini NP, WA

                              Weano Gorge, Karajini NP

Western Australia Tour Part 4 - Perth to Carnarvon

Nicholas Atkin - Thursday, August 04, 2011

The drive north from Margaret River allowed an escape form the storm.  North of Perth the winds died down a little and as we followed the coastal road to the north the clouds started to part and the sun once more illuminated the landscape.

 

Surprising to me was that as we headed north of Perth, I was sure that we would soon hit the desert once more only to find that the farmlands of Western Australia reached north of Perth for hundreds of kilometers.  Interspersed with the farmland and the coast arid patches of sand appeared as though fighting the force of the agriculture and wondrous sites such as "The Pinnacles" national park out of nowhere.

 

                              The Pinnacles, WA

                                 

 

In Carnarvon, the ocean was the fascination.  Late in the afternoon, whilst scouting for a sunset shot, I found my way out to the ocean beach.  The wind had dies down and the tide was on the turn.  The unusual part of the scene for me was that the ocean was brown.  Not a dirty brown, but instead a pure mineral brown.  Later in the evening as the sun was setting, I was fortunate enough to find a clear sky, the colours of which complimented the ocean.  The image below shows the abstract brown beauty of a Carnarvon sunset.

 

 Colors of Carnarvon

                              Carnarvon Sunset, WA

 

Textures of Yellowstone

Nicholas Atkin - Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The primary focus of this trip to the USA was to visit Yellowstone National Park. 

September is a great time to visit the park, the crowds have thinned, the weather is getting cooler and the animals are very active with their final preparations before winter set in.

The geological elements of the park attract visitors but during our stay, most of the photographers were focused on the wildlife.  This left us with plenty of space to set ourselves up to photograph the many geological features of the park.

The textural images below were taken with a Nikon DSLR whilst scouting for locations.



Some of the panoramic images from Yellowstone can be found in the Photography section of this site.