Hi. I’m Murray Barnes. Thank-you for visiting. I'm a scenics photographer, living in Cronulla; a beach-side suburb in Sydney's south, on Australia's East coast. I enjoy chasing light around the beaches & National Parks of my home. I also love shooting the occasional image project; where I totally lose myself in a particular shoot-site; exploring what makes that site special. For me, it's simple. I love the beautiful light at the ends of the day, & I enjoy capturing the beauty in our natural environment. I love photographing the natural beauty that surrounds us as we rush around like crazy, living our lives at a hundred miles an hour. And in a nice thing that completes the circle for me, after an almost 40 year career in the Printing industry, I enjoy printing my images. It's very satisfying when an image goes off to a client.
We're into Summer in Cronulla; the coolness of Winter seems long-gone, never to return. I did a quick trip to the Snowies, recently, to catch a late-season cold snap. The scenery was beautiful, with lots of foggy light & snow flurries, & some lovely images resulted. They're loading, now & for some weeks to come. The Autumn-Winter images have loaded .. we had some beautiful sunsets; still & deeply coloured. It was a good season for Snowsearch, as well, with 2 runs out to the Oberon Plateau. Snowed-up, both days - wow !!!. Both days were epic.
You can find my most recent images in the `New Images'
gallery; as well as a lot of day-by-day current images on my 2 Facebook pages: Images at Murrays
& Murray Barnes
. The images displayed there, viewed in Full-Screen, are beautiful..
My images are for sale, as framed Prints & Canvas artworks, as well as alternate media. I print my own images up to 329x483mm, & these images can be purchased as framed prints, on the Web-site. As well, I have trusted suppliers who produce large-scale images in all styles. If you're wondering how best to fill that special feature wall, I've got large images with glorious colour & detail. Just email me through the Contact page, I'll contact you about details & organise a price for you. It's easily done.
For Sutherland Shire residents, I'm available for 2-on-1 Tuition, in Filters, Light-Painting, Dawn/Dusk & Extended exposure Photography. Please contact me from the Contact screen & we can discuss your requirements. It's easy, & affordable !
And the image that forms the backdrop to this site ? It's from a series of images that will at some stage feature in these pages. Shot in a new & ever-growing Sand-dune in the nature-zone between the road & the beach, between Elouera & Wanda surf clubs, where I live, in the Shire. Shot at very close range & using extreme Depth of Field, the photograph captures the way sand is shaped by wind; lining up in waves that grow by weight & size of grain. For me, this new dune is a bit symbolic, both of my passions for nature & Photography, & of my business - `images at murrays'.