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Darwin photographer

Darwin photographer

The Outback landscapes of the Northern Territory are sweepingly majestic. All too often though those same landscapes look less than impressive in photographs. On a recent trip to the Top End of the Northern Territory I had the opportunity to meet with Darwin landscape photographer Louise Law of Create Evoke. Louise has managed to capture the essence of the landscapes of Darwin and the Top End of Northern Territory. She has built a business selling these landscapes to the residents and corporate clients who, even though they are surrounded by the very same landscapes, are keen to have her photographs hanging on their wall. So what is Louise’s approach to photography and how does she capture such evocative subjects? The way I approach my photography is to try and avoid simply making pretty pictures, it’s more about being able to…

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Darwin highlights: 6 of the best

Darwin highlights: 6 of the best

Six Darwin highlights Most guide books devote little space to Darwin preferring to recommend places like Kakadu, Litchfield and Nitmiluk National Parks. It is often relegated to “a great base for exploring the Top End…” and given a page or two. I visited Darwin for the first time for my daughter’s wedding. Of necessity, considering the occasion, I spent a good few days there and discovered that there is much more to Darwin than the guidebooks would have you believe. I can’t cover all Darwin has to offer in one post so I have picked out six of my favourites. In Darwin people love to go sunset watching and often it is combined with some other activity such as the following: Mindil Beach Markets At around 5:00pm on a Thursday and Sunday in the dry season the market opens behind the…

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Outback birdlife

Outback birdlife

In the previous post on Northern Territory birdlife I did not mention one place where there is an abundance of outback birdlife because it deserves a post of its own. Territory Wildlife Park is just 45 minutes south of Darwin and is unique in having so many distinctly different habitats in such a small area. There are freshwater lagoons, billabongs and wetlands, monsoon forests with springs and woodlands all within walking distance of each other. With such diversity of habitats comes a huge diversity of birds. As the name Territory Wildlife Park implies the birds and animals are only what would be seen in the Northern Territory. Yes, some of the birds are captive but many are not. Some birds are free to come and go like those at Goose Lagoon. Others are in large enclosures and aviaries. Walking around…

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Sunsets over Darwin

Sunsets over Darwin

Darwin sunsets In Paris it’s the Eiffel Tower that is the most photographed attraction; in Rome it’s the Colosseum; in Copenhagen it’s The Little Mermaid. However, in Darwin there is no iconic landmark that everyone photographs in such numbers. Instead there is an event that would give any of the above a close run in the “most photographed” stakes. The Darwin sunsets are an attraction in themselves and are different each day. I am no meteorologist so cannot explain why they are so stunning and so regular. All I know is that of the 20 days I was in the Northern Territory’s capital, Darwin, there were 18 fabulous sunsets including the one that was the backdrop for my daughter’s wedding (more of that in a moment). Darwin is also blessed with many parks along it’s coastline ideal for a picnic…

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