Australian Landscape & Nature Photography by Michael Boniwell
Australian Landscape & Nature Photography by Michael Boniwell
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Craigs Hut Winter Morning, Mt Stirling, Victoria, Australia
Craigs Hut Winter Morning BACK ZOOM
Mt Stirling, Victoria, Australia

First built purely for the classic Australian drama film "The Man From Snowy River", Craig's Hut resides high in Victoria's Alpine regions on Mt Stirling. Inaccessible during winter due to harsh conditions and gates locked by the National Parks authority, it represents a worthy challenge for hikers used to donning snow shoes or X-country skis and big packs. Lugging heavy camera gear in there also adds to the adventure!

Summer sees four wheel drive enthusiasts teeming to the poplar locale. The hut itself has burned down on several occasions owing to Australia's rigorous bush fire season.

It used to be a common occurrence to see cattle grazing the alpine meadow right beside the hut greatly adding to the authenticity of the scene. With a little imagination one could almost hear the bull-whip crack as sturdy legged horses carried weathered cattle-men, a scent of leather, the creak of saddle packs. Now I believe the cattle have be banned with new alpine grazing laws and you're more likely to hear the rev of motorbikes, and the smell of diesel as a bus load of tourists departs. However the solution to this is winter which removes the crowds and returns to the land its mystic presence.

For anyone wanting to really fill a wall Iíve an alternative version of this scene covering a much wider aspect ratio.

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Prints from "Red Bubble" (Australia & US)

Silver halide prints on archival quality Kodak Endura paper with a lustre finish are made by the Australian based printing company "Red Bubble", who deliver world-wide in 5 to 10 business days (Standard) or 3 to 7 business days (Express), and offer a money back guarantee. Photographic prints to Australia will ship from their US branch, but postage is minimal, typically $5 AUD or so.

Standard Print Only Australian Dollars
4" x 12" 10cm x 31cm $20.85 AUD Order Print
6" x 18" 15cm x 46cm $26.00 AUD Order Print
8" x 24" 20cm x 61cm $54.60 AUD Order Print
10" x 30" 25cm x 76cm $71.50 AUD Order Print
16" x 48" 41cm x 122cm See "Prints from Smugmug" below.
20" x 60" 51cm x 152cm
30" x 90" 76cm x 228cm
33" x 100" 84cm x 254cm Want an even larger print?
40" x 120" 102cm x 305cm

Red Bubble's "Art Prints" use thicker 240gsm natural white archival paper with archival ink in set sizes with a generous "white space" around the printed image making them useful for self-framing without the need for a matte. Note, a panoramic photo will have a considerable amount of top and bottom space.

Art Prints (Paper Size) Australian Dollars
15.7" x 19.7" 40cm x 50cm $71.15 AUD Order Print
17.7" x 23.6" 45cm x 60cm $85.90 AUD Order Print
23.6" x 31.5" 60cm x 80cm $111.15 AUD Order Print

Prints from "Smugmug" (America)

Prints on high quality Kodak Professional Endura paper with a lustre or glossy finish are made by the American printing company "Smugmug", who deliver world-wide in 10 to 15 business days (Standard) or 5 to 10 business days (Express), and offer a money back guarantee. See also: Additional Help with SmugMug orders.

Standard Print Only US Dollars
8" x 20" 20cm x 51cm $30 US Order Print
12" x 30" 31cm x 76cm $50 US Order Print
12" x 36" 31cm x 91cm $60 US Order Print
16" x 48" 41cm x 122cm $100 US Order Print
20" x 60" 51cm x 152cm $160 US Order Print
30" x 90" 76cm x 228cm $185 US Order Print

Frequently Asked Questions

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Will the copyright notice appear on my print?
No, the copyright notice will not appear on your print.

What shipping or freight charges apply?
Shipping charges apply with both printers and vary depending on the size of the prints and destination. The fee will be shown during your check out process. As a rough estimate, using the Australian printer (Red Bubble), a small unframed print sent to Australia might incur shipping of only $5, while a large framed print might be $20 or more. The US Printer (Smugmug) charges more to ship to Australia, with fees going over $45 US for some larger items.

Can I purchase a commerical use license?
Yes, see Commercial Stock Prices for advertising, editorial and web use.

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