We set off in a helicopter in August 2018 from Darwin to Kakadu, then on to Katherine Gorge and finally to Litchfield Park .
We covered 1000km in two days and had a marvellous birdseye view of the spectacular country side.
I was delighted with the photos which have a wonderful abstract quality.
A Journey in the Kimberley
We started in Broome, went to Fitzroy Crossing and then followed the Gibb River Rd to the Bungle Bungles. We flew to Kununurra and went to El Questro. Then it was back to Broome and we set sail up the Western Australia Coast and over the top and into Darwin by ship.
This photo is of Gantheaume Point in Broome where we started out.
The rivers, gorges, waterfalls and tunnels were spectacular on the road trip. The colours of the Kimberley are spectacular. Red and orange are the predominant hues. The beautiful and unusual Boab tree comes in many shapes and sometimes made us laugh. We saw scary Boab. It looked as if it belonged in a story about witches.
The ocean voyage provided a different type of adventure with beautiful waterfalls; vertical, horizontal and rising out of the reef.
A truely magnificent trip.
Gantheaume Point, Broome, Western Australia
At Gantheaume Point, Broome you can see the dinosaur foot prints. The view out to sea is breath taking.
This is typical of the stunning scenery we saw on the Gibb River Road.
The Boab tree at the top of the escarpment stands tall.
The Boat tree is such an unusual shape.
With their broad trunks and their branches reaching to the sky.
A beautiful sight.
Tunnel Creek is a 750 metre cave system, through the Napier Range.
The colours in the Tunnel Gorge were striking.
This spectacular waterfall tumbled down to a stunning waterhole with pristine waters. Magnificent scenery.
The water at Galvin’s Gorge was so still we had this beautiful mirror image reflected in the water.
I wonder who owns the thongs?
A beautiful swimming hole.
There was a punt further down stream to go to the other side.
The colours of the earth, rock and water created stunning backdrops for my photography.
Here is an example of completely different coloured landscape.
The colours are quite striking and the minerals make the water such interesting shades.
Home Valley Station
Home Valley Station is owned and operated by the Indigenous Land Corporation. Awe inspiring views.
El Questro Emma Gorge
These magnificent tall strand of trees make a beautiful foreground for the sunset at El Questro
The gorge and the river at El Questro was so vividly coloured.
The Bungle Bungle Wilderness
These large and unusual rock formations are enormous and over 20 million years old.
They are a wonderful sight from a helicopter.
You see the striped ‘beehive’ geological formations in the black and orange hues of the rock.
The Bungle Bungles are vast and beautiful.
Bungle Bungle WA
These amazing rock formations were a sight to behold.
In the world heritage Purnululu National Park we hiked through the Echnida Chasm which was narrow in width with wall reaching up over 100 metres.
The light in the afternoon made its way through the clefts in the rock, giving the most spectacular effects.
We flew back to Broome and set sail from Broome to Darwin.
The Lacepedes Islands had some beautiful bird life but as we set sail up the Western Australian Coast towards Talbot Bay we encountered a pod of whales, who were playing in the relatively warm water.
I just managed to get this graceful shot of this magnificent creature.
This shot of the Horizontal Waterfalls shows the water swirling through the gap in the huge cliffs of Cyclone Creek.
The horizontal waterfall is created by the seawater building up faster on one side the gap than the other.
The waterfall can be as high as four metres.
As we approached the reef it appeared to rise out of the sea, as the tide dropped, creating masses of cascading waterfalls, that look like diamonds, sparkling in the sunshine.
This beautiful creature just swam by lazily, enjoying the movement in the water. His shell was a glorious colour.
King George River
Magnificent high sides to the gorge on either bank of the King George River, show many different colours in the changing light.
The King George twin falls are the highest single-drop fall in the entire Kimberley Region.
A sight to behold.
Prince Frederick Harbour
This magnificent pink, purple colour of the rock had me intrigued.
The Kimberley is certainly a wonderful place to visit.
Ran from 23 MARCH 2018 and is still on display at Lorimer Gallery
LOCATION: 100 Lorimer St Docklands AU 3008
Jane Morrison is a Melbourne-based artist working with photography. Over her many years of practice, Jane has developed her unique understanding and passion for landscape in her work. In this series, Jane demonstrates her appreciation of the landscape; notably its texture, beauty and sense of place. Jane has travelled to places where the landscape inspires her, capturing images from her favourite vantage point – helicopters. Many of Jane's landscapes are inaccessible and remain unseen but briefly captured through her lens from the heights of her helicopter journey. Her landscape is therefore often viewed from a distance, which highlights her understanding of the sense of place, without human interaction. Her works continue to present the essential enormity of our natural environment.
Commonwealth Games 2006
During the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne Jane worked for Helifilms Australia taking still photos of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Both nights were clear and the result were unprecedented photos. The MCG looked spectacular as the fireworks went off, creating such a fantastic atmosphere. The patterns on the field of play were so unusual and the photos absolutely unique.
Nine to Five
People at work provide a fascinating subject due to the myriad of activities across differing cultures.
Markets provide a landscape of colour, movement and textures and are a key way to experience different cultural atmospheres.
The environment plays an important part of Jane's photography. A love of landscapes and conservation is of critical interest to her work.
Night photography provides special challenges. Living and working in Docklands Victoria Australia means there are many and varied opportunities to capture fabulous night scenes.
Trees provide a multitude of colours, shapes sizes and ignite the imagination. Photographing trees is one category that interests jane in her photography.
Great art can affect how people view the world. Public Art is a way of expressing different concepts and views and sharing the artists intention to a broad audience.