I have lived on Ourdel Station Windorah with my husband James (Dude) for over 20 years. We have a 10 year old son named Charlie. I was a teaching Principal in Windorah for 8 years, before doing supply teaching and working at the local Tourist Information Centre.
I started taking photos with a film SLR camera and loved capturing memories and landscape photos of such a special area of Western Queensland. I enjoy landscape, aerial, animal and livestock photography and am inspired by the rich colours, beautiful golden hour light and amazing patterns in nature, namely the intricate channel patterns created in flood times. I love capturing the beauty and strength yet fragility of the channel country and the amazing response after rain and flooding.
These free flowing rivers and fertile floodplains are like nothing else on Earth. The natural boom and bust of the landscape is what makes our channel country so precious for wildlife and Outback families.
Every flood is unique and every flood is absolutely welcomed. Photographing the floods creates a record for landholders and inspiration and hope during dry times.
Photography has the ability to not only record and capture a moment in time, but also initiate thought and memory. Some photos can stay with you for a moment and others stay with you for a lifetime.
Photo Credit: Opalheart Media