The Boomer Legacy

Landscape

A Glimpse of the World that was

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Rewilding    (Oct 2019)

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There are currently 19 photographs in this section.

 

 

How green was my valley: Modern man must satisfy his need for the power process largely through pursuit of the artificial needs created by the advertising and marketing industry, and through surrogate activities (Kaczynski, 1995)

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Overlooking the remains of the Illawarra Coke Company, closed in 2013, at Coalcliff NSW   (Oct 2020,  527kb)

∇·B: There will come a time when it will be hard to believe we were ever here

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Fern Dell, Springwood Blue Mountains National Park   (Oct 2019,  630kb)

Past escarpment: We often forgot just how dramatic the landscape could be

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The view south from Thelma Head, Royal National Park NSW   (Jul 2019,  358kb)

The false autumn: The mist was smoke and haze; the leaves fell due to drought and heat and fire

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Woodford bushfire aftermath, Blue Mountains   (Dec 2019,  537kb)

Features of heritage redevelopment: Mate, if you want to make an omelette then you've got to break a few eggs

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1920s heritage stores at Lawson in the Blue Mountains NSW, prior to demolition in Dec 2010.

This linear panorama, divided into three strips for easier viewing, was composited by hand from 62 source images. The master image is a single panorama 52000 × 3300 pixels   (Oct 2006,  283kb)

Rewilding: Civilisation was only a few kilometres away, although you would never know it

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Magdala creek, Blue Mountains National Park   (Oct 2019,  547kb)

Pac-Man rock: Eventually the landscape will reward us for our diligence

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Florabella pass track, Blue Mountains National Park   (Nov 2019,  743kb)

Upward convolution: The unprecedented was discreetly normalised; in 2020 we realised we would never experience a cooler than average year again

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Florabella pass track, Blue Mountains National Park   (Nov 2019,  728kb)

Raze the block: Tay Street east, showing the 40-plus shops which were demolished in September 2020 as part of the Invercargill Central redevelopment

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Tay Street, Invercargill NZ   (May 2010,  339kb)

Golden mean: The rise and fall of the west glowed with unfulfilled promise

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Garawarra Ridge, Royal National Park NSW   (Oct 2019,  550kb)

Peak oil: Obsolescence was just around the corner. In the year this panorama was taken, electronic scooters were already available with a range of 40km before recharging

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Motorcycle parking at the top of Hill Street, North Sydney   (Oct 2020,  341kb)

A crown of ashes: Every Christmas we would kiss beneath the epicormic shoots and exchange Bushfire Survival Plans

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Woodford bushfire aftermath, Blue Mountains   (Dec 2019,  679kb)

Wolo World: Years of severe drought and heatwaves; months of megafires and toxic brown smoke; a holiday season filled with widespread power outages, telecommunications failures and mass evacuations; 100s millions of animals killed … finally made us reassess our beliefs and priorities

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Corinne creek bushfire aftermath, Woodford Blue Mountains   (Dec 2019,  597kb)

Retro refurb: Tranquilly versus adverse possession

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Whitely Gardens on reclaimed NSW Railway land, Lavender bay in Sydney   (Oct 2020,  786kb)

Precipitous descent: Decades of wandering through a harsh terrain, only to flounder in the sea

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Ocean cliffs south of Little Marley, Royal National Park NSW   (Aug 2020,  354kb)

Onto Sydpolen: The path ahead wasn't easy, but there was no going back

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Palm Jungle, Royal National Park NSW   (Oct 2019,  479kb)

Unlimited potential: Entire hillsides of these things, just standing there not doing anything

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The lower portion of the Wodi Wodi track, near Coalcliff NSW   (Oct 2020,  831kb)

Across the rill and into the trees: Papa was clueless, for the way out was much easier than he feared

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Fern Dell, near Springwood NSW   (Oct 2019,  540kb)

A river of stones: Years of steadily decreasing rainfall could no longer be ignored

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Perch ponds, Blue Mountains National Park   (Oct 2019,  575kb)

Notes

These images are multi-shot panoramas, typically 120° wide and 38° vertical

They were assembled from 6−10 rectilinear images, shot in portrait-format and aligned using a nodal camera mount. The individual shots were then “stitched” to create partial-panoramas @ 110 MPixel in size.

 

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