Capturing our natural beauty
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.
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.
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.