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KOSCIUSZKO DAWN - Acrylic Desk Block

Mount Kosciuszko & Lake Cootapatamba, Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales, Australia

Mount Kosciuszko, at 2228 metres, is Australia's highest mainland mountain. Its peak and surrounding areas are snow covered in winter and spring. Sitting just below the summit is Lake Cootapatamba, a post glacial tarn and the highest lake in Australia at 2042 metres. I wanted to capture both of these highest features of Australia during the middle of winter. I had been camped out for a few days, not having seen anyone since I headed out backcountry. The weather had been horrible, consistent fog, snow with high winds and poor visibility, not to mention the below freezing temperatures. My morale was low having captured only a few photographs and the weather forecasts bearing no resemblance to what I was experiencing. After enduring a night of buffeting high winds I awoke on this morning before sunrise to relatively clear skies. After walking out in the pre dawn dark I was greeted by an ever changing light show before me, with dramatic changes in colours and constantly changing cloud formations due to the high winds. The waiting game and frustrating days prior had finally paid off as I enjoyed this scene and the view around me.


Silver Award - Canon Australian Professional Photography Awards

Silver with distinction award - ACT/NSW AIPP Professional Photography Awards

Silver Award - International Loupe Awards

Acrylic desk block size: 50cm x 18cm (3cm deep)


Our acrylic desk blocks give the photo a three dimensional look. They are perfect for desks, bookshelves, mantlepieces, bed side tables - any horizontal surface.

The photo is printed on professional grade metallic photographic paper, using archival inks. It is then mounted on the back of an acrylic (plexiglass) block. It is finished with diamond polishing, buffing and final hand polish.

They are free standing, so no hanging system is required. These are a very popular option for gifts, farewell presents or if you need a small lightweight option to travel with. Acrylic desk blocks come in a box ready to gift.