Photography & Art
A park that covers in excess of 4000 hectares of unspoilt rugged coastline and natural vegetation is bound to present endless photographic opportunities. Throw in abundant wildlife and ever changing weather patterns and you have a recipe for inspirational images.
Keen photographers know that preparation and patience can produce extraordinary results and over the years many visitors have captured their own magic moment in Deep Creek Conservation Park.
Some ‘high yield’ opportunities include;
- Grazing kangaroos at sunset at Tapanappa Ridge or Goondooloo Ridge
- Autumn fog amongst Xanthorrea in the Stringybark forest
- Deep Creek waterfall late morning when available sunlight is at its best
- Wildflowers along the spring wild flower walk and Boat Harbour circuit walk
- The descent from Cobbler Hill to Blowhole beach with views to Kangaroo Island
- Intricate diversity of fungi during winter along the Stringybark loop walk
- Expansive vistas of the Southern Ocean and Pages Islands from Tapanappa Lookout
As an added incentive 2014 saw the inaugural Fleurieu Four Seasons Prize for landscape photography. Entrants are required to capture the four seasons as these work their way through the district. You could be in the running for a main prize of $15,000 and $2,000 for the People’s Choice Award.
As with photography landscape art is readily inspired by nature’s splendour whether it’s the sheer vastness of sweeping panoramic coastal vistas or the delicate petal structure of a tiny wildflower.
Here too the Deep Creek Conservation Park’s topography and seasonal variations provide a rich palette of colour and subject choice. Keen artists may be further inspired by the annual Fleurieu Art Prize, the world’s richest landscape painting prize.
Art by Geof Pearce. Used with Permission. “Looking toward the cliffs near Marina St Vincent, Wirrina Cove”.