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 of 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.
Spring has arrived in Cronulla, & a Spring shoot in the snow country is planned for early October .. eagerly anticipating shooting Spring in the Australian Alps. The Winter images are loading .. we've 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'.