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Peter Quinton
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Writer, lawyer, farmer, photographer... Wanderer
Writer, lawyer, farmer, photographer... Wanderer

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Playing with reality - Introduction

Image: Composite: Enlighten Festival Canberra, self portrait, nebulae.

Hi!

Thanks for dropping by. I am an Australian writer, farmer and lawyer (and photographer). I live on the edge of the Australian alps, happy in a loving relationship. My part of the world is a wilderness: empty-full. I spend a lot of time wandering, far. I am owned by a couple of cats.

I post wilderness pictures and write here in G+ about dragons, time and the future.
Waterfalls: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/QgW7MB
My novels: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/sGXub

Just recently some of these have gone into print at Amazon - check them here: https://www.amazon.com/Peter-Quinton/e/B079BYXYNN/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1


I photograph stars from my small observatory. I actively search out wildflowers, ruins, animals, birds and tricks of the mind. My Collections are at: https://plus.google.com/100649159980147812662/palette .
Check out the people here who inspire me: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/IhIMlB or the collaborations i have been involved in: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/07eETB

If you are new to G+ or are uncertain how you got to this page:
i. click my name and follow or unfollow all my posts at the top panel
ii. go to one of my Collections (named hyperlink top line of a Post) and follow or unfollow the Collection
iii. engage with me (press the +1 button on posts) or leave a comment (see the bottom of this post on how to comment)
iv. get active in G+. G+ is different. It is a home to strong communities of artists, writers, poets, foodies, scientists, social commentators, photographers and anything else you can imagine.

G+ is a good place to learn, write and collaborate. These days, i am active in giving advice to people starting out in G+ in the Collections Community. If you need to some help starting out or just want to see how others are building Collections, have a a look at: https://plus.google.com/communities/104797282868426074024

Thanks for visiting and have fun in G+



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Jacobs Creek Cascades - Byadmo Wilderness

About 20 kms south of Australia's highest mainland mountain, Mt Kosciuszko, this creek has dropped a couple of hundred meters and is running with recent snow melt. This is about the first bit of flat ground the creek has seen.
At the pinch point, a small bed of moss cushions the turbulence.

A wide angle shot to catch upstream views and the sparse dry environment of the alpine region. Toned for depth.

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Little River Falls Wulgulmerang Wilderness

The moss banks underlying the upper cascades of these falls have been exposed by the dry conditions. While the bush land nearby is tinder dry, the river bed remains humid.

A single iPhone shot, toned for structure.
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Guardian

Pareidola: On a remote but prominent cliff face above the Deddick River, in the Tubbut wilderness, the natural feature of the rock appear to have been supplemented by scoring. Each dot contributes to a smaller face, with the mind jumping to less likely conclusions as the 'eye' becomes smaller. The mystery deepens because of the lack of an obvious way to the cliff face.
On closer examination, the larger eye seems to have been originally cut into the rock by a stone tool, although the present eye appears far more regular. Above the guardian, a constellation of southern stars.
Chance weathering, wilderness graffiti or ancient art?

Image: this week, exploring the Deddick River.
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Byadbo Wilderness Brumby

Wild ponies (brumbies) can be found throughout Australia's wilderness areas.
It has been a tough year for them. This one is foraging along the banks of the Snowy River near Pinch River.
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Nerriga

The last thread of civilization before the Budawang Wilderness.
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Koorawatha Falls Dreaming Bang Bang Creek

This week, i traveled out west to an intermittent fall in Koorawatha Nature Park.

Image: The deep plunge pool under Koorawatha Falls, as the fall started to flow. A series of shots taken under heavy cloud, toned for structure.
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Koorawatha Falls Dreaming Bang Bang Creek

I detoured out west to check the falls along this outback creek.
On the hike I was adopted by a couple of young kids from a local farm. My youngest guide (5) warned me that, as it had been raining, we should be careful of the possibility of flash floods in these inland hills.
When we arrived, the falls were still asleep, so the kids insisted on showing me the old bushranger cave, the sinkholes and the overflow falls nearby. As we came to each new place, the kids argued about the best place for me to stand to take photos, and they gave critical feedback.
As we were exploring, they told me all the places they were going to visit and all the things they would do, when they grew up. I told them, that they lived in a wonderful place, and they smiled.
Then suddenly, the falls started to run. I followed the advice of my young guides and we scrambled back out of the canyon.
Sometimes, it is not the destination :)

Image: The deep plunge pool under Koorawatha Falls, as the fall started to flow. A wide angle shot (15mm), toned for structure.
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Awake! for the Morning in the Bowl of Night
Has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to Flight
And Lo! the Hunter of the East has caught
The Sultan's Turret in a Noose of Light
Fitzgerald qua Omar Khayyam

image: a day or two ago.
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Forward to the Past

Fujicolor C200 shot with a Canon T70 (the Camera of the Future, 1984), a week or so back.
Recently, i found a couple of old film cameras, including a semiautomatic Canon, 35 years old. To my surprise, i found i can still buy rolls of film and, deep underground, i came across a pair of lab technicians in white gowns and glasses that still do negatives.
Here is the first pic. Complete with all sorts of small artifacts and dust, mis-focused and poorly framed, yet there is a softness here i dont think i get on any of my digital cameras.

Canon T70: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEWvWcNHYAY
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