Esther Beaton


landscape photography

Keep it Beautiful This Week

Did you know it is Keep Australia Beautiful Week? Sometimes ugly things are happening in the world and it’s easy to despair. I wonder how people in London and other cities in England feel upon hearing the “Keep it Beautiful” motto. After the damage and chaos of recent weeks, just cleaning up seems an overwhelming …

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Is this the Most Important Forest in the World?

A recent media release announced that scientists had measured the most carbon dense forest in the world. No, it’s not in the Amazon – it’s right here in Australia and I know it intimately. I worked hand in hand, for over a year, with well-known ecologist David Lindenmayer, one of the team of scientists who …

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Paul’s Silhouette Success

One of my favorite topics to post is a photo from a student. I was chatting to Paul Collis after he and his wife came back from the Kimberley, Western Australia. They had printed out a selection of recipes from my photography cookbook to take along on their travels. Paul specifically wanted to try one …

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The movie “Australia” – what did YOU think?

I was sitting an at Italian restaurant in Palm Desert, California with 10 members of the Desert Cities Coachella Valley Camera Club. As their guest judge, I had been invited to dinner beforehand. One of them asked what I thought of the movie “Australia”. I figured it was a trick question so I carefully answered …

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