This the photographer on location in the early morning. The rock being photographed is this one.
I'd come across the rock form when I started exploring the cliffs east of Kings Beach on an evening walk with the poodles. I took some snaps and they looked okay on the computer screen. So I returned with my film cameras.
It was a struggle to get the gear down the cliff face early in the morning. The Linhof Tripod is heavy and bulky and difficult to carry. But it comes into its own in situations like this, as it is very flexible and sturdy.
My interest in the rocks was form and light. Modernist abstraction in photography made sense-----it is abstracting from the forms in nature. This abstraction of the forms of the landscape has nothing to do with romantic subjectivity or transcendentalism.
I don't see many Australian photographers or painters doing this sort of work.