Australian Landscape & Nature Photography by Michael Boniwell

Australian Landscape & Nature Photography by Michael Boniwell


Pendergast Hut sits just below the summit of Mount Buller not overly far from the popular ski village. For those with sufficient coin to spare I imagine it would make a grand playground for winter activities. Outside of the snow season it can still be enjoyed far more affordably, and the summit views are no less impressive.

Pendergast Hut was built in the early 1970's as a memorial to Mount Buller Ski Rescue captain Michael Pendergast. It is used as a mountain refuge and base for upper mountain ski patrols.

Having scouted the area a few times over the years, I decided to brave the conditions and the fees once more and this time to attempt a dawn shoot. By 3am I was in the lower car park having been directed to a nice slot by a friendly attendant. (Do these guys ever sleep? Now that's dedication).

I geared up and ascended to the top of the ski resort, on foot by torchlight, quickly discovering that visibility and temperature were both dangerously low. I knew I needed to follow the main ski lift higher, and could just make out the first giant concrete tower. Donning my snow shoes I trekked up and stood below it, peering forward. Yes, the next tower was just barely visible, but the wind was now howling, threatening to push me over with each step.

Tower, by tower I advanced, now and then, checking behind me to see if retreat was still possible. The village was swallowed by swirling snow and low cloud, but my phone was optimistically forecasting a break in the weather just on sunrise. Finally some buildings came into view, and I gratefully hunkered down beside one. Nothing could be seen beyond. Should I venture into the darkness? Try to find the hut by GPS alone?

I decided to wait. If the weather didn't clear I'd head down again. The cold was bad, but out of the wind it was bearable. An hour went by, and just as I was thinking of giving up, clear gaps opened before me momentarily revealing the whole mountainside. Yes! Just enough time. I forced myself to move, quickly warming up again and a few minutes later I was beside the hut.

Having decided on two possible compositions during my last visit, I selected the one that worked best with the conditions at hand, and began firing shots. The wind was crazy, but there were lulls of dead calm every few seconds, enabling me to capture to scene. The main problem was cold. I needed my gloves off to handle the camera, but my fingers quickly refused to move. Fortunately, when the light caught and colour filled the sky I was ready.

A few minutes later I was packed up and walking down. So much easier in the clear light of day! People were up and about, the village was coming alive. Time for me to go. Before long I was back in Mansfield, warm, fed, and happy. Great times.

This image is capable of being enlarged to enormous proportions while retaining fine details.

Michael Boniwell
Small Framed Prints from "Red Bubble" (Australia)
Solid timber framed prints with your choice of frame colour and mat colour are made by 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. Each print, when matted and framed, is three inches larger on all sides than the sizes shown below.

Print Size within Frame Australian Dollars
4" x 12" 10cm x 31cm $145 AUD Order Print
6" x 18" 15cm x 46cm $205 AUD Order Print
8" x 24" 20cm x 61cm $255 AUD Order Print
Large Framed Prints from a Printer Local To You (Australia & Overseas)
For prints up to 90 inches (228cm) you can order using the Print Only option. For larger prints, or simply for your convenience we can organise a printer and framer local to you. Under these circumstances the photographer requires a single print license fee of $100 AUD, regardless of the product size, whilst your printer is paid separately. Please email for payment details and a list of recommened printers and framers.

Print Size within Frame Order Details
12" x 36" 31cm x 91cm Please Email
michael.boniwell@gmail.com
To order using a local printer & framer.

Photographer's Fee: $100 AUD per print regardless of the print size.
(Your printer is paid separately).
16" x 48" 41cm x 122cm
20" x 60" 51cm x 152cm
30" x 90" 76cm x 228cm
33" x 100" 84cm x 254cm
40" x 120" 102cm x 305cm

Matte Colours

White    Off-White    Black

Canvas Prints from "Red Bubble" (Australia)
Canvas prints 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. All canvas prints are mounted on hardwood for a sturdy frame. They have a water-based clear lacquer applied to them as a UV barrier and to protect the canvas prints from scuffing.

Canvas Print Australian Dollars
4" x 12" 10cm x 31cm $110 AUD Order Print
6" x 18" 15cm x 46cm $145 AUD Order Print
8" x 24" 20cm x 61cm $190 AUD Order Print
10" x 30" 25cm x 76cm $240 AUD Order Print
For Larger Print Sizes Use Smugmug below OR...
12" x 36" 31cm x 91cm Please Email
michael.boniwell@gmail.com
To order using a local printer & framer.

Photographer's Fee: $100 AUD per print regardless of the print size.
(Your printer is paid separately).
16" x 48" 41cm x 122cm
20" x 60" 51cm x 152cm
25" x 75" 63cm x 190cm
33" x 100" 84cm x 254cm
40" x 120" 102cm x 305cm
Canvas Prints from "Smugmug" (America)
Canvas Prints can also be made by an American printing company called "Smugmug". Prices are therefore shown in US dollars. They ship worldwide in 10 to 15 business days (Standard) or 5 to 10 business days (Express), and offer a money back guarantee. SmugMug offer three Canvas Printing options: Stretched, Wrapped or Board. Click Here for a full description of each option. See also: Additional Help with SmugMug orders.

Canvas Wrap: Wrapped around a stretcher frame so the edges are visible on the sides.    Canvas Stretch: Stretched to the edge of a wooden frame and stapled, leaving the full image on front.    Canvas Board: Mounted onto Gator Foamboard, a very rigid and lightweight backing with a white finish.

Canvas Print US Dollars
10" x 30" 25cm x 76cm $150 US Order Print
12" x 36" 31cm x 91cm $180 US Order Print
Poster Prints from "Red Bubble" (Australia & US)
Poster prints on durable 180GSM matte stock 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. Poster prints to Australia will ship from their US branch, but postage is minimal, typically $5 AUD or so.

Poster Print Australian Dollars
8" x 23" 20cm x 59cm $22 AUD Order Print
11" x 33" 28cm x 84cm $35 AUD Order Print
15.6" x 47" 40cm x 119cm $57 AUD Order Print
For even larger sizes try Print Only
Cards from "Red Bubble" (Australia)
Greeting Cards and Postcards 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. Cards are printed on Durst Theta, bonded to high quality 200 gsm card for the best internal writing surface. Greeting Cards are also creased and packed with an envelope.

Greeting Cards Australian Dollars
4" x 6" 10cm x 15cm $3.15 AUD Order Print
5" x 7.5" 13cm x 19cm $4.75 AUD Order Print
16 cards = 30% discount


Postcards Australian Dollars
4" x 6" 10cm x 15cm $2.52 AUD Order Print
16 cards = 30% discount
Prints on Glass & Other Materials
For prints directly onto glass, face mounted acrylic, wallpaper, or any other material / size not otherwise available on this website simply email or phone and we'll organise a printer local to you.

Under these ad hoc circumstances the photographer requires a single print license fee of $100 AUD, regardless of the product size, whilst your printer is paid separately.


Above: Photo Printed on Glass for Kitchen Splashback

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.

Print Size Australian Dollars
4" x 12" 10cm x 31cm $22 AUD Order Print
6" x 18" 15cm x 46cm $26 AUD Order Print
8" x 24" 20cm x 61cm $55 AUD Order Print
10" x 30" 25cm x 76cm $72 AUD Order Print
For Larger Print Sizes Use Smugmug below OR...
12" x 36" 31cm x 91cm Email michael.boniwell@gmail.com
To order large prints using a local printer.

Photographer's Fee: $100 AUD per print regardless of the print size.
(Your printer is paid separately).
16" x 48" 41cm x 122cm
20" x 60" 51cm x 152cm
30" x 90" 76cm x 228cm
33" x 100" 84cm x 254cm
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 $72 AUD Order Print
17.7" x 23.6" 45cm x 60cm $85 AUD Order Print
23.6" x 31.5" 60cm x 80cm $110 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.

Print Size US Dollars
8" x 24" 20cm x 61cm $35 US Order Print
10" x 30" 25cm 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
Metal (Aluminum) Prints from "Red Bubble" (Australia)
Prints on aluminum 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. Lightweight, cleanable aluminium is literally infused with the chosen artwork. Available in high gloss or satin.

Metal Print Australian Dollars
6" x 18" 15cm x 46cm $125 AUD Order Print
8" x 24" 20cm x 61cm $210 AUD Order Print
10" x 30" 25cm x 76cm $360 AUD Order Print
12" x 36" 31cm x 91cm $475 AUD Order Print
13" x 40" 34cm x 102cm $595 AUD Order Print
33" x 100" 84cm x 254cm Want a really big print?
We'll organise a local printer.
michael.boniwell@gmail.com
40" x 120" 102cm x 305cm
Metal (Aluminum) Prints from "Smugmug" (America)
Prints on aluminum 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. Dyes are infused directly into a specially coated aluminum sheet to create a print with incredible luminescence, detail and durability. Each print has rounded corners for your safety and the surface is waterproof, weatherproof, and ultra scratch-resistant. See: Metal Prints for more details.

Metal Print US Dollars
6" x 18" 15cm x 46cm $125 US Order Print
8" x 24" 20cm x 61cm $150 US Order Print
10" x 30" 25cm x 76cm $200 US Order Print
12" x 36" 31cm x 91cm $250 US Order Print
16" x 48" 41cm x 122cm $400 US Order Print
20" x 60" 51cm x 152cm $550 US Order Print
30" x 90" 76cm x 228cm $850 US Order Print
33" x 100" 84cm x 254cm Want a really big print?
We'll organise a local printer.
michael.boniwell@gmail.com
40" x 120" 102cm x 305cm
Frequently Asked Questions
Email: michael.boniwell@gmail.com or Phone: 04 3473 0828

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 freight fee will be shown during your check out process. As a rough estimate, using the Australian printer (Red Bubble), a small 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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