Tormented Pillar represents the height of the storm in all its crushing ferocity. With hostility it sweeps over and around a granite Pillar. The Pillar awash with the force of the turbulent energy, stands erect, shouldering the teeming heavens, suggesting a steadfastness against the fury. As one peers more closely, unexpected lyrical lightforms glister their playful trajectory with arcing trails. Within the wrath of the storm the dark form of the Pillar begins to suggest to the viewer, shifting forms and shapes of our individual human narrative.
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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Head On Photo Awards 2024

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Image detail: Gary Ramage