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Pioneer Woman Monument

Pioneer Woman Monument 

The change in 40 years is quite a lot but still a very fitting monument to the pioneer women of western Australia. I found out its lit in summer nights rather than all year so we went to capture the same magic as 40 years ago. I hope the new version does the Ladies Justice, with its higher Fountain and new lighting.

PIP 1 the old slide shot from the 70's
PIP 2 the new coloured lights.
PIP 3 By day light.

I would like to add this comment I got on Flickr I believe it says it all


Margaret Leggoe

Been reading a bit of history, this year, and our pioneering women had to be resiliant and tough. My great grandmother lived in the Pilbara in the late 19th Century, travelled almost every year to York to have a baby, then back again to the Pilbara, often without the baby. Only two of nine babies survived their infancy.
Happy Christmas, Steve.

That is true resilience and why this monument was erected and why I wanted to do it some justice....

Heidiho, Erhard Bernstein, rod bally, AD AD and 34 other people have particularly liked this photo

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 Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath club
Very spectacular, Steve. I love the way the fountain softly falls like a curtain behind her.
19 months ago. Edited 19 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Amelia Heath club
Thank you a shot I have always wanted to redo . this happens to be one of my fav shots I have ever taken to do justice to the old shot. Did not see many people there taking the shot just me and my wife with me. I am honored by your comment.
19 months ago.
Xata club
Your main is spectacular, enhancing the subject in a perfect enlightment.
19 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Xata club
A Little knowledge of the shot before helped big time but I have to say the Nikon worked well set up the way " I " wanted the shot not the way Nikon would have taken it. graces my computer screen as I am so impressed.
19 months ago.
 John Goodwin
John Goodwin club
Cracking shots, Steve, fantastic lighting...very impressed... John.
19 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to John Goodwin club
John I have to admit I took me 10 goes to get it as this part of the fountain did not last very long. I came away happy I had done this justice In my eyes now it up to Ipernity..... keep it simple and effective. Thank you I am humbled by your comment.
19 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
GORGEOUS captures, Steve !!!!!!!!!
19 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Marie-claire Gallet club
I am so happy to read your comment as you see just how I wanted to see the shot and do it some justice. Not at all what the camera wanted to take but how I set it up to capture. My wife and I left here very happy as a night well spend out in the dark. I hope I have waited for the Xmas period to post the shot in the hope it gets seen.
19 months ago.
 S Drury
S Drury club
A stunning shot Steve and that goes for the pips also .. all most certainly liked by me

Best wishes ... Steve
19 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to S Drury club
Thanks It is one of my fav the old and the new It just show that photography is timeless and simplicity is best. Glad that you like the shot as well.
19 months ago.
gezginruh club
Hi Steve,

A spectacular pictue here!
Thank you adding this comment from Flickr.
I am very impressed with it !

Best wishes
19 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to gezginruh club
Fusun The comment from Flickr says it all, when you think that is a good 1200km on rough roads most likely horse and cart in the sun. The sad part is only two made it and the person who wrote it came from one of those two. It was never a pleasant/easy land Australia much like most other places so the monument to me is a very fitting one "the mother and child" to the fact they made it.

Many thanks for your comment. Steve
19 months ago.
 Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew club
A wonderful misterious Shot Steve...especially the PiPs complete this Photo in every way!
19 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Tanja - Loughcrew club
thank you the PIPs compliment the shot as its what you dont see behind the main shot. glad you like it.
19 months ago.
Adele club
An excellent work which allows you to do justice to the old shot and not only, since this seems to be a very important monument to the resilience and strength of women. Your new images seem to remind us the importance of women courage and I personally appreciated it very much. Thank you for sharing.

Seen in De Lumière et d'ombre www.ipernity.com/doc/1073393/47904896/in/group/206041
19 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Adele club
Thank you for the compliment glad you like the shot and idea.
19 months ago.
tiabunna club
A great series, Steve, well supported by the Flickr comment. They did indeed do it tough in the old days, before Flying Doctors etc.
19 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to tiabunna club
George they certainly did as did all the pioneers in truth we have it too easy compared to them.
Very glad you liked the sentiment.
19 months ago.
 Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing club
Très belle série. merci de la visite Steve, passez un excellent WE à venir.
19 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Jocelyne Villoing club
Thank you and very glad you like the shot.
19 months ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Wonderful light and spectacular shots !!!
19 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Percy Schramm club
Thank you its a shot I was very keen to do on digital and to replicate the look of the film. did not think that the fountain would have changed with time but still very happy with the result as a good match . Hope you have a great new year and all the best for 2019
19 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Stunning series of images Steve, terrific photography !

***Happy New Year ***
19 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Roger (Grisly) club
I am happy you feel that way I came away happy and a little bemuse by the fountain. I am happy to had done the shot justice after all these years. Hope you have a great start to 2019 and a good year.
19 months ago.
 Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley club
Excellent work Steve.
HNY to you.
19 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Jeff Farley club
Many thanks Jeff one of my fav shot of all time brought to life in the digital age. Have a very good New years and a stunning 2019.
19 months ago.
 Old Owl
Old Owl club
A superb vision of this important monument, Steve. You have truly done it justice. Thank you.
19 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Old Owl club
Many thanks It was well worth the time spent on a warm night under the the stars.
19 months ago.
 Jadviga Grase
Jadviga Grase club
Fantastic image!!!
19 months ago.
Steve Paxton club has replied to Jadviga Grase club
many thanks certainly is my fav as well. all the best for the New Years.
19 months ago.

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