Mountain Ash

Mountain Ash are the tallest flowering trees in the world.  Reaching beyond 100 meters, they are surpassed only by North America’s Redwoods in height. They are native to Tasmania and Victoria in South Eastern Australia.  As a Victorian, I guess I’m lucky to have these giants around.  As a kid, these towering giants made me feel even smaller as they knocked and creaked in the breeze.  Their fresh scent giving way to a threatening roar as winds picked up and I found myself running for cover.

This photo was taken north east of Melbourne in the mountains surrounding the Yarra Valley, an area I often find difficult to photograph.  The visual complexity of the Aussie bush was simplified by rolling clouds, my preferred conditions!  Initially the light seemed too flat and the mist too heavy as I noticed a curled piece of bark waving gently in the breeze.   I shot five exposures before the light retreated slowly back into the canopy above.

(2022, Victoria)

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About the prints:

I personally print and sign all my work.  Prints are made on cotton fine art media with pigment inks for the best possible longevity.  These prints can last many generations without visible changes in colour, testing shows 100-200 years+ is possible.

  • Fine art print:  A fine art print on archival cotton rag, wrapped and supplied in a tube.
  • Framed fine art print:  A fine Art Print mounted in a raw Australian Oak timber frame, with an archival off-white cotton rag mount.
  • Canvas print:  A print on high quality cotton, fine-art canvas, sprayed with a protective matte coating.  An additional five centimeter mirrored edge is provided for stretching over bars.   Wrapped and rolled in a tube.
  • Stretched canvas:  A fine-art cotton canvas print, already stretched and ready to hang.

Prints and frames can be customised.  If you need a specific print size, alternative frame type or a different canvas edge wrap colour, please just contact me with the request or make a note in the checkout.  Nothing extra will be charged other than what’s required to make the changes.  The price will be adjusted up or down if the difference is greater than 5%.

International orders:

Please contact me first if you’re considering the purchase of a framed print or stretched canvas from outside Australia.  I can’t easily send large frames overseas, it’s simply not very economical (but not impossible), rolled prints are much easier!

An additional postage charge will be required for all international orders, usually around $40 to $80 Australian dollars, depending on location. Prices shown are exclusive of any international import duties or taxes.




Aussie oak frame
Timber, Australian Oak Frame
Timber frame, detail
Black timber frame (black timber by request)
black frame
Black timber frame
black timber texture
Black timber frame, texture detail
Stretched canvas 60cm
John Hardiman