I am delighted to announce that Australia Post has purchased the rights to use a few images from my Norfolk Island collection for this new issue of Waterfalls which was released yesterday. Here is a brief description of the falls and creek, also images of every item that was released and some technical details as well.
Cascade Creek is one of Norfolk Island’s few permanent streams. Along with its tributaries, its catchment area covers almost one-fifth of the island and is an important home for native wetland flora and fauna. When it rains, high flows produce two main waterfalls: Cockpit Waterfall and Cascade Creek Falls.
Cockpit Waterfall is located inland, around 100 metres from the sea. Also known as Cockpit Falls, it is located within Cascade Reserve, an area of more than 30 hectares along the northern coast of Norfolk Island. Cascade Creek flows past Cockpit to Cascade Bay, resulting in Cascade Creek Falls.
- Issue date: 17 January 2017
- FDI withdrawal date: 15 February 2017
- Denominations: 1 x $1, 1 $2
- Stamps & Envelope Photography Ian Rolfe – Southern Lightscapes
- Product design: Simone Sakinofsky
- Printer: RA Printing
- Paper (gummed): Tullis Russell Red Phosphor
- Printing process: Offset lithography
- Stamp size: 26mm x 37.5mm
- Minisheet size: 135mm x 80mm
- Perforations: 14.6 x 13.86
- Sheet layout: Module of 50
- FDI postmark: Norfolk Island NSW 2899
- Issue withdrawal date: 31 July 2017
Ewen and I had discussed for quite a while the possibility of running a workshop together into an area of Indo-China that Ewen previously used to work on his own, under the banner of Ancient Kingdoms. An opportunity came our way last month in late October as we were scheduled to run a workshop together into Nepal and the Annapurnas earlier in the month. That workshop was highly successful and it meant we could fly back after the conclusion of the workshop and divert into Laos for a few days on our return journey via Bangkok. Our days there were filled with appointments for hotel viewing, choosing restaurants, markets, guides, drivers, coffee bars, and also looking for the best possible outcomes with regard to visiting tribal villages, river trips on the Mekong and Nam Ou rivers, early morning with the Mahouts and their Elephants, the Temples and the monks with the dawn alms. It meant we had to work long days and visit so many areas to figure out the absolute best possible scenario’s for our upcoming workshop. This meticulous planning will of course be reflected in the amazing and diverse workshop that a few lucky people will experience when they sign on with us. Delicious food, superior lodgings, local guides and drivers and the visual diversity make this a photographer’s dream. The workshop Ewen and I have planned is indeed a treasure trove of photographic delights from the first light of dawn until sunset!
To obtain a copy of the PDF explaining the all inclusive workshop and how to book, click on the following link: artofmonkslaos2018 Don’t miss this delightful chance to experience something unique, wonderful and totally different!
The images below are just a very small selection of what I took during our research trip and is a sample of the wonderful delights that awaits anyone signing up with us on this incredible photographic opportunity.
My good friend and partner on many photographic workshops Ewen Bell, is running another great adventure into Bhutan. It is at times a complete emotional encounter with both the landscape and the people and I hope to re-visit again in the near future. Sadly, due to other commitments I will not be joining him on the 2017 workshop. However, I cannot recommend highly enough, that you give serious consideration to letting Ewen help you experience this amazing country through his eyes. Ewen has continually visited Bhutan for years and extensively travelled to all areas of this delightful and alluring country. This is an adventure with your camera that you will never forget!
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