Cap­tur­ing our nat­u­ral beauty

Isis Town and Country - - News - By JIM ALOUAT

FROM the rich red soil to the green su­gar­cane flow­ing in the breeze, one glance at Bill Fuller’s pho­to­graphs and you know the man is in love with the Childers land­scape.

Mr Fuller’s re­cent photo (front page) of kan­ga­roos gath­er­ing in the morn­ing mist was picked up by Tourism Aus­tralia’s In­sta­gram ac­count and re­ceived more than 50,000 likes.

“I drove around and could see the sun com­ing up and thought I knew where to go to get a de­cent shot,” he said. “As I drove to­wards the place, the kan­ga­roos started to hop away and that is the shot you see.

“If other peo­ple are en­joy­ing what I'm cap­tur­ing through the lens, that’s great.”

The 55-year-old has lived in the re­gion for three years and, hav­ing trav­elled across most of Aus­tralia, found Childers’ scenery to be unique.

“The stark­ness of the green and the red,” he said.

“The pat­terns and the curves are just beau­ti­ful.”

Mr Fuller said another dis­tinc­tive qual­ity of the Isis re­gion was the morn­ing mist.

“It’s bril­liant and gives you so many dif­fer­ent ef­fects,” he said.

“It just hangs like a blan­ket over the land­scape.”

The for­mer Bris­bane res­i­dent picked up his first cam­era, a Pen­tax K1000, more than 30 years ago.

“My wife taught me how to use it,” he said.

His tool of trade to­day is a Nikon D7000 – as well as an ap­petite for early morn­ing rises

“Quite of­ten I'll be driv­ing first thing in the morn­ing be­fore sunrise,” he said.

“Gen­er­ally with land­scape shots, I find I have to wait un­til the sun comes up.”

His tip for bud­ding pho­tog­ra­phers was to get out there and take photos.

“Join pho­tog­ra­phy com­mu­ni­ties on Face­book and In­sta­gram,” he said.

Fol­low Bill Fuller on In­sta­gram at fu­lafoto or on Face­book at fu­lafoto Pho­tog­ra­phy.

PHOTO: JIM ALOUAT

RIGHT: Childers pho­tog­ra­pher Bill Fuller loves cap­tur­ing the serene land­scape of the Isis re­gion.

BE­LOW: A beau­ti­ful morn­ing cap­tured on a leisurely drive on Woodgate Rd.

RIGHT: The rolling green land­scape caught Bill Fuller's eye near Good­wood Rd.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

THROUGH THE LENS: A su­perb van­tage point at Old Creek Rd.

ABOVE: The scenic land­scape just off Isis Hwy, Cordalba.

ABOVE: A man walk­ing his dog.

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