The Boomer Legacy

Landscape

A Glimpse of the World that was

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Pac-Man rock    (Aug 2021)

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Zigzag environments: Our infrastructure was forever being burned down or overgrown

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Zigzag Railway upper and lower viaducts, Clarence [Jul-2019 717kb]

A crown of ashes: Every Christmas the sky would fill with pyrocumulus, and we would exchange Bushfire Survival Plans and kiss beneath the falling embers

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Woodford bushfire aftermath, Blue Mountains [Dec-2019 736kb]

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

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Ocean cliffs south of Little Marley, Royal National Park NSW [Aug-2020 544kb]

Past escarpment: It was easy to forget how dramatic the landscape could be

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The view south from Thelma Head, Royal National Park NSW [Jul-2019 482kb]

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 941kb]

Across the rill and into the trees: The way out was much easier than Papa feared

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Fern Dell, near Springwood NSW [Oct-2019 755kb]

Abrupt about face: The first explorers got a nasty surprise when they tried to follow the rivers inland

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Glenbrook Creek boulders, Lapstone [Aug-2021 524kb]

Temporary respite: Spend all morning crawling over truck-sized boulders, before having a break and doing it all over again

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Glenbrook Gorge, Lapstone [Aug-2021 608kb]

Beneath the steps: The smallest details were often overlooked

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Sassafras Gully Track, near Springwood [Aug-2021 631kb]

Public Private Partnerships: Friendly local governments were prepared to go to any length to protect the value and amenity of private beach-side mansions (The Guardian, 2022)

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Collaroy Beach anti-erosion sea wall [Apr-2022 568kb]

The way out was not easy: The unprecedented was discreetly normalised

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Florabella pass track, Blue Mountains National Park [Nov-2019 792kb]

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

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Florabella pass track, Blue Mountains National Park [Aug-2021 879kb]

Retro refurb: Tranquilly versus adverse possession

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Whitely Gardens on reclaimed NSW Railway land, Lavender bay in Sydney [Oct-2020 789kb]

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

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1920s heritage shops 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 continuous panorama 52000 × 3300 pixels [Oct-2006 263kb]

Tracks through the past: COVID lock-downs encouraged us to rediscover our neighbourhood

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Tramway track at Darks Common, Lapstone [Aug-2021 900kb]

Rewilding the wilderness: 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 732kb]

Peak oil: Rapid obsolescence was just around the corner

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Motorcycle parking at the top of Hill Street, North Sydney [Oct-2020 343kb]

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 629kb]

The false autumn: The mist was smoke and haze, the leaves fallen due to drought and fire

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Woodford bushfire aftermath, Blue Mountains [Dec-2019 735kb]

Leave No Trace: 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 836kb]

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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