Outdoor photographers – why we do what we do

Esther BeatonBehind the Scenes, Flower Photography, In The Media, Landscape Images, Landscape Photography, Nature and Wildlife, Nature Photography, Photography Techniques, Western AustraliaLeave a Comment

Photographer Jean-Paul Ferrero

I can understand why outdoor photographer Matthew Dwyer got blown off Bluff Knoll. I’ve been to the peak twice myself. At the top, the winds are fierce, as this tree can attest.

Tree bent by wind on top of Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range National Park, Western Australia

I tend to take risks myself, but it’s nothing to what my ex-husband, Jean-Paul Ferrero used to do. In this photo, he had climbed out to photograph a patch of Darwinias.

Photographer, Jean-Paul Ferrero, with camera and tripod, photographing widflowers (Darwinia sp) on top of Bluff Knoll. Stirling Range NP, Western Australia

I dared not speak in case I startle him right off the mountain. Weeks later, when my film was back from the lab, I showed him the photo and he asked with surprise, “Was it really that steep?”  “Yup” I said.

Those peaks are beautiful and wondrous. Sometimes, as a photographer, you just have to get out there and do the work. It’s called a life purpose.

wildflowers Bluff Knoll

Stirling Range Banksia (B. solandri) and Pink Cone Flowers (Isopogon formosus) on Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range National Park, Western Australia

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