I wrote about this image awhile ago – back then I was bragging that RMIT Gallery chose it to be a part of the “Shelter: On Kindness” exhibition. Now I have another excuse…

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Australian Artist from Queensland Marie Green for permission to use this photograph as an inspiration for her new painting. I happily agreed and since then had been impatiently waiting to see a finished work.

The painting named “Bogong High Country” is now completed and available at Marie Green Art Gallery. I really like it and think that the way how Mary has managed to develop and emphasise a story behind my original photograph is just remarkable. What do you think? What do you like more – photograph or painting?


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  • Brad

    Great photograph,not overly impressed on the painting though.

    • http://www.yktravelphoto.com yktravelphoto.com

      Thank you Brad!

  • asmar

    no doubt the painting does not hold the same contrast and color richness of a painting, but I still love the story dimensions that some painting holds…

    • http://www.yktravelphoto.com yktravelphoto.com

      Thanks Michel! For me there is even greater story – every time I look at this painting I see my wife inside that hut pressing buttons on flashes :) Now add horseman into the picture and try to imagine his thoughts :)