Petrifying Reverie embodies a juncture of energy and form in a landscape where dark and light presences converge before us. With no sense of scale apparent to the viewer, frothy maelstroms are seen in part, as they begin to sweep into the image bringing a menacing uncertainty and tension. As we circumnavigate the flow, the fast moving uncharted water takes us on a journey imbued with fragmented forms and cross currents, suggesting a primordial reverie bereft of all certainty.
The source of my imagery is a waterhole nestled in the Great Dividing Range near my home in the Vale of Clwydd NSW. The sense of awe from nature is powerful and I am compelled to capture sublime images beyond my comprehension, enticed by the heightened feelings of the distance of space I can never reach. Vast unfathomable landscapes are seized from the flowing water with the pressing of the shutter button. There is no digital manipulation. Specks of light on the water become illuminated brushstrokes with the photographs capturing the essence of the wildness and the unpredictability of nature.

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Image detail: Gary Ramage