Earlier this year, I lamented the way landscape photography is practised these days in a blog article called "The Softly Spoken Landscape", link provided below. Whether we like it or not, the trophy hunt has become routine for many landscape artists. Many places that were not well known attractions before have suddenly become hotspots when their photogenic potential becomes known. I have done the trophy hunt routine myself - find a place, make my mark with it before it becomes photographed to death.

When I photographed this location on Phillip Island in 2008, hardly anyone had heard of it let alone photographed it seriously. Today virtually every well known Australian seascape photographer has a shot in their portfolio. In hindsight I was fortunate to capture this on my first attempt during a weekend spent on the island. It ended up runners up in the ANZANG contest a couple of years back and I think still compares very well with the multitude of versions now out there. It will also be appearing in next year's Wilderness Society calendar.


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