northern beaches photography

Fabulous Flannel Flower

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love bushwalking. It is one of my favourite things to do and Sydney is full of wonderful bush walks. Living near the ocean, I often walk around the beautiful headlands and one of the joys is the abundance of the Flannel Flower (Actinotus helianthi) at this time of year. As one of the few “soft” native wildflowers, it is understandable why it is so popular in wedding arrangements and specialty floral designs. It’s velvety texture spells pure luxury. I have photographed them with a Canon Macro lens (100 ml) and focus stacked the images where I felt it created more interest. Printed at large scale, the detail of these highly textured flowers really stands out. To me, these just get more beautiful with age.

Arcadia Pittwater Private Hospital - the Next Generation in Healthcare

Pittwater residents are fortunate with the opening of the New Arcadia Pittwater Private Hospital on Daydream Avenue in Warriewood. The facility is a non-surgical rehabilitation hospital with five-star facilities.   I am absolutely honoured to have supplied all of the photographic artworks for the hospital. 

The term "Arcadia" (as in Arcadia Healthcare) refers to its origins as "a vision of pastoralism and harmony with nature".  As such, the Artworks selected for this healthcare facility are congruent with this vision, offering patients a sense of connectivity to nature, facilitating a reprieve from their discomfort and a sense of wellness and hope.  Some of the artworks are "conceptual" or "composites", while others simply capture the moment.  Regardless, they are all from the Pittwater region, showcasing the extraordinary beauty of the Northern Beaches.

Hospital Lobby @ Pamela Pauline Photography

Hospital Lobby @ Pamela Pauline Photography

Hospital Cafe @ Pamela Pauline Photography

Hospital Cafe @ Pamela Pauline Photography