Stock Photography Lightboxes by Jeremy R Wood

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Beyer Garratt 6029

30 years in the life of one of the biggest operating steam engines in the world. The Beyer Garratts were commissioned in the 1950s. Canberra Railway Museum acquired a retired one in about 1985; but 20 years later it was rusting away. A couple of years later a restoration project did begin, however it took a while. It was getting close in 2013 but was not finished until 2014 and public trips began this year, 2015. Restored is one thing; now we have to maintain it.

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Canberra Balloon Festival

Another Canberra Balloon Festival has come and gone for 2016. They had a few problems with several launches cancelled this year. I was supposed to be on 2 of those. At least the final morning was clear as the sun rose. I was surprised by how many people watched from the lake itself. There were many kayakers and even some cold souls on paddle boards.

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Canberra Rally 2015

Canberra Rally 2015 was very special. It was a great event and well managed by Brindabella Motor Sport Club, as usual. This year the results included a number of firsts and a fantastic local connection. Winner Molly Taylor was the first woman to win a national Australian rally event outright. Harry Bates came 3rd outright. Molly and Harry are the son and daughter of Australia's former national champions Neal Bates and Coral Taylor; who also won the Classic class!

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Caps and Hoods

Special and interesting car radiator caps and hood ornaments ranging from a 1909 Rolls Royce and other historic models through to the great American fifties excesses. Plus a few with a sense of humour.

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Cicadas

The cicada is a summer icon in Australia and there are many species. The Redeye is the most common around Canberra. They are quite a large insect at an average length of about 6cm.They gather in large numbers when they finally emerge to complete the adult life cycle after years under ground. Their shells adorn any vertical timber structure. Their constant chirping sound is also deafening.

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Coolamine and Blue Waterholes

This area is in the northern end of the Kosciuszko National Park. The old homestead was well used until the middle 20th century. The Blue Waterholes rock features are limestone. The river upstream is under ground and comes out just near the main cave bluff. It is about 2.5km from there down the river through Clarke Gorge to a waterfall and was great for trout fishing years ago.

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Dawn Dusk Clouds

As a landscape photographer I chase the so called golden and blue hours. I have 400 plus pictures from the time just before, during and after sunrise and sunset. On an island in the Pacific the blue hour is pronounced and in New Zealand's southern mountains there is a pink 5 minutes just before sunrise. Clouds are often useful to add interest to the sky at these times and reflect the special glow. Some big clouds are interesting in their own right.

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Dusky National Icons

Canberra was built to hold our National icons and is one itself. There are the obvious public buildings and the design of the central area. Secondly there are also national events and less central new developments like the Arboretum. As a local, I've always avoided deliberately shooting them, afraid of the cliché. Though later I realised I had shot most of them for some other reason over the years. I hope that using the period between sunset and sunrise is different enough, if not unique.

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Enlighten Festival

Enlighten’s architectural projections transform the buildings of the Parliamentary Triangle. Bringing vibrant colour, movement and celebration to the cultural institutions at the heart of our city. People come out for several evenings to see all the themed images related to each building's function. Each year new artists create new works. 2016 seems to have a rabbit theme.

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Fascinating Fungi

No they are not all perfect, nor can I classify them scientifically. I just find fungi fascinate folk. Enjoy and look for those that have guests.

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Floriade 2016

Floriade is an annual event not just a few flower beds. It's 7 years since I last took the camera. This year's theme is "Life in Bloom". There is a bit of a carnival and a lot of visitors. So I captured some of that as well as the flowers themselves.

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Gymea Lily Life Cycle

Doryanthes excelsa, known as Gymea Lily, is a flowering plant indigenous to the coastal areas of New South Wales near Sydney. The plant has sword-like leaves more than a meter long. It flowers in spring and summer, sending up a flower spike up to 6 m high, which at its apex bears a large cluster of bright red flowers, each 10 cm across. This series, showing a whole flower head from unopened, through the opening of all flowers; then dying and drying, took six weeks.

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Kangaroo Island

I drove to Kangaroo Island and stayed a week to capture sunsets and dawns at all the iconic places plus several hidden gems. Hanson Bay was incredible. I have loaded a small sample here. There are stunning images on my own Art site as well. Wind, waves, rocks, seals and weather, what a week.

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Norfolk Island

I recently had contact with Norfolk Island again and decided to refresh this Lightbox. Norfolk is very photogenic and many islanders consider themselves serious photographers. The special thing was that the island is only about 36km square, so the incredible geology, cliffs, waves, sea birds, forests, rocks, sunsets, beaches, historic ruins and blue cows are all only a few minutes' drive away.

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Otways and Apostles

I just returned to the shipwreck coast area on my way west. The Otways have one of the wettest climates in southern mainland of Australia. There are many waterfalls and dense forests. Cape Otway Lighthouse is one of our oldest. A bit further west the Shipwreck Coast has a famous series of cliffs, gorges and sea stacks. The '12 Apostles' being the most famous, even though there were never 12 and there are now really only 8. There are many more features along this 20km of coast.

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Skyfire 2017

Skyfire 2017 is the 29th year for this fireworks event. It is probably the biggest single public event in Canberra. I hadn't been for a few years but this year thought I'd get a better view from one of the cruise boats. (Except they are always moving.) I caught most parts of the 20 minute show.

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Southern New Zealand

Fiords surrounded by cliffs and valleys. Misty vistas and lakes, the scale of the steep mountains rising thousands of metres to glacier remnants. Constantly shifting clouds and occasionally none, plus rain forest and more lakes. Oh and some interesting cities and activities. This collection is mainly the better landscape images; there are many others with more views of Christchurch, Dunedin, Wanaka and the Trans Alpine train trip.

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Suburban Wildlife

Wildlife in the Canberra suburbs. I live across from a pond used to protect the Murrumbidgee from storm water pollution. It proves you don't need to go to exotic locations and sit in hides for days with 600mm lenses to get good wildlife images. I took these shots over 3 weeks on about 7 hourish walks around Stranger pond. These all have wings but other Aussie animals are there too. Some shots were only 100-150 meters from my front door; even the shots of the Egret catching the carp.

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Targa High Country

Targa High Country has been established for many years now. It is based around Mansfield in Victoria and famously finishes exuberantly at the top of Mt Buller. This year was well supported by a Porsche club and Lotus as well as the usual rally crowd. The "Targafest" meet and greet in Mansfield on Saturday evening is popular too. This year's surprise was the 5cm of snow on top of Mt Buller on Sunday morning! This is just a tiny sample of my images, contact me for more.

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Tasmania

I have just done three quarters of Tasmania in 2 weeks. The Tarkine is over sold but Rocky Cape and Stanley, Strahan, Hobart, the Tasman Peninsula, plus the Cradle Mountain area all delivered some great shots. Dove Lake injured me on the second last day, though. Of course some images are also on my Mostly Photos art print site.

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Waterfalls

They can't all be magical or able to give that killer shot but we all love them. Most I've seen in New Zealand, Victoria and Tasmania have a walk to a viewing area near the bottom. Most I've seen in southern New South Wales have a walk to a platform at the top and in National Parks, trees in the way. Looking up seems to give a better sense of scale to me, big or small. Two of these are no longer open to the public.

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Willow Glen 4X4

Willow Glen 4X4 Challenge is an annual off road 4x4 competition held at a property owned by the Toyota Land Cruiser Club a few kilometres east of Tarago, (South of Goulburn.) It is considered one of the premier 4X4 events in Australia.

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