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The August photograph in the 215 Calendar ‘Tonal Landscapes”.

In recent months I’ve received quite a bit of support for my photographic work, including my recent post about tonal landscapes which was reposted by Ian Lundt on his  Australia’s Best Ecology Blogs Facebook page (31 August).

After much thought, I’ve decided to set up an online shop on Redbubble to make my photographs available all around the world in a range of formats. This is a big step for me.  It seems a bit scary, but also very exciting.

The reason I’m writing about it here, on my Fifteen Acres blog, is that my photography grew directly from trying to document species for you, my readers.  There are more than 300 of you now, located all around the world.  So while I am photographing native species in my back yard, the appreciation of nature knows no borders.

While Fifteen Acres was the beginning of my new venture, I want to take photographs in other locations too, so my online shop will include photographs that do not appear on this blog. I’m hoping this is the beginning of a new career which allows me to work from home, and explore other artistic ventures.  Among other things, I want to participate in local art exhibitions, continue to learn new skills and techniques and most of all to bring you better photographs of the native flora and fauna which live on Fifteen Acres.

Connecting back to the theme of tonal landscapes, I have put together a 2015 calendar called Tonal Landscapes, which includes twelve photographs.  Two other calendars show Flora and Fauna, and Bushland Colours and Textures of Central Victoria.  All of the photographs in my online shop are available as blank gift cards.   If you love a photograph which isn’t included in the shop. let me know and I will add it for you.

Thank you for leading me down this track.  I don’t know where it will end up, but I do know that the journey is worthwhile.