Water Book Photographic Exhibition

Below is a selection of images taken by photographer John Hodgson for the book, "Adelaide: Water of a City". These photographs have been framed and are available for purchase for $250 each (photographs that have sold already are marked below and are no longer available). Proceeds from the sale of these photographs will fund research at the Barbara Hardy Institute. If you would like to purchase a photograph, please contact Philip Roetman.

A note from the photographer...

The immense diversity of the topics covered in "Adelaide: Water of a City" presented a major photographic challenge, requiring images of everything from mosquito larvae to dairy cattle, water droplets to watercourses. In the process, I learned a great deal about subjects as diverse as wastewater treatment, riparian ecology, desalination and water supply engineering, and more particularly, about the challenges and opportunities facing Adelaide in achieving long-term water security. I hope my images are able to contribute, in a small way, to increasing public interest in this critical issue.

Most images were shot on Nikon DSLRs, using a range of Nikon lenses. An exception was the image used for the book's cover (see the cover on the book's webpage). I happened to be dining at St. Mark's College in North Adelaide one evening when it became clear that there was going to be a spectacular sunset. I dropped everything and made my way to Light's Vision. The only camera I had to hand was a small digital compact I keep in the glovebox, and it was that which was used to take the cover image of Colonel Light's statue.

I'm grateful to Atkins Technicolour for their very generous sponsorship of this exhibition, which included printing, matting and framing the images on display here.

I hope you enjoy them. John Hodgson, photographer

 

Christies Creek Rainwater tank and a clouded sky
Christies Creek

(Framed photograph SOLD)

Rainwater tank and a clouded sky

(Framed photograph SOLD)

Water droplet Light's Monument in Adelaide
Water droplet

(Framed photograph SOLD)

Light's Monument in Adelaide

(Framed photograph SOLD)

Aloe Callistemon flower
Aloe Callistemon flower
Australian coot Australian pelican
Australian coot Australian pelican
Frog Murray magpie in a fountain
Frog Murray magpie in a fountain
Black Cormorant Correa
Black cormorant Correa flower

(Framed photograph SOLD)

A rusted rainwater tank A rainwater tank tap
Rusted rainwater tank

(Framed photograph SOLD)

Rainwater tank tap

(Framed photograph SOLD)

Black swans at dawn Cygnet
Black swans at dawn Cygnet

(Framed photograph SOLD)

Fountain in Rundle Mall The fountain in Victoria Square, Adelaide, at night
Fountain in Rundle Mall

(Framed photograph SOLD)

Fountain in Victoria Square at night
Embeded water - apples Torrens lake in Adelaide
Embedded water - apples Torrens lake

(Framed photograph SOLD)

Dairy pasture Little pied cormorant
Cows on irrigated pasture Little pied cormorant
Ducks at sunset Great egret
Ducks at sunset Great egret
Leaf in a fountain on North Terrace in Adelaide Chrystallised salt
Leaf in a fountain

(Framed photograph SOLD)

Crystallised salt

(Framed photograph SOLD)

Vines at McLaren Vale Vinyard pattern
Vines at McLaren Vale

(Framed photograph SOLD)

Vineyard pattern

(Framed photograph SOLD)

Estuary of the Onkaparinga River A gorge on the Onkaparinga River
Onkaparinga estuary

(Framed photograph SOLD)

Onkaparinga gorge
Clarendon Weir The mouth of the Torrens River
Clarendon weir

(Framed photograph SOLD)

Mouth of the Torrens River
Watering the Adelaide Parklands Buckland Park
Watering the Adelaide Parklands Buckland Park scene

(Framed photograph SOLD)

Black swan Sacred Kingfisher
Head of a black swan Sacred kingfisher

(Framed photograph SOLD)

Salt evaporation ponds at St. Kilda Irrigation at Virginia
Salt evaporation ponds at St. Kilda

(Framed photograph SOLD)

Irrigation at Virginia
Silvereye Pacific black duck
Silvereye

(Framed photograph SOLD)

Pacific black duck

(Framed photograph SOLD)

A patten in water Mangrove roots (Pneumatophores)
Pattern in water

(Framed photograph SOLD)

Mangrove roots (Pneumatophores)
Black swan Dusky moorhen
Black Swan Dusky moorhen

(Framed photograph SOLD)

Tortoise Nowhere to go - lizard on a rock
Tortoise Nowhere to go

(Framed photograph SOLD)

The Onkaparinga River Waterfall Guly, near Adelaide
Onkaparinga River Waterfall Gully

(Framed photograph SOLD)

Supurb blue wren Darter
Superb blue wren

(Framed photograph SOLD)

Darter

(Framed photograph SOLD)


We are happy for you to download and use these images for not-for-profit purposes; provided that you include the following information:

Source: Barbara Hardy Institute, Photographer: John Hodgson.

To download the images, 'right-click' on the image you want and select 'save as' from the drop-down menu.

More of John Hodgson's photography is available for downloading on our photography page.

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