Australian Landscape & Nature Photography by Michael Boniwell

Australian Landscape & Nature Photography by Michael Boniwell

About Chockstone Photography

Australian Landscape Photography Chockstone Photography's aim is to present to the world images taken by Michael Boniwell, a local photographer based in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia...

I've always had a passion for photography, both from a technical mindset and from an undying love of the outdoors in all its beauty, adventure and sometimes challenge. Without a doubt this obsession stems from my father, an accomplished photographer, who filled my childhood with countless hikes and the best memories of my life.

For me the joy of photography is all about getting that "one great shot". Sometimes that can mean travelling long distances, hiking, snow shoeing or even roped climbing over difficult terrain, long periods of waiting for the right light, or returning to the same location again and again over many years. At other times it can mean nothing more than a chance encounter. A moment in time, where I stumble, unknowingly upon a scene that captures my breath, and causes me to rush for my camera with increasing excitement before the light or subject moves on and the sight is lost forever.

Photography is all about light. Granted it's also about having passion and patience, being in the right place at the right time, having "an eye" for a pleasing composition or an imaginative perspective, understanding your equipment, not being afraid to learn new techniques, and so on. But when it comes right down to it, the crux of thing is "light". No light, no photo after all. For me, one of the hardest, and also the most enjoyable aspects is "chasing the light", that infinite kaleidoscope that makes every image unique. Available natural light has many forms. Soft, coloured, misty, shadowed, dappled, golden, sparkling, reflective, moody, moonlight... it makes you look at the world in a different way.

Most of my work in recent years has been in the panoramic format. My large panoramic photos are crystal clear and can be printed to enormous proportions, metres wide, whilst retaining fine details even upon very close inspection. For example, Sydney Airport has one printed 9 metres wide! Customers have hung them in their homes and offices across the world. Some institutions use them to deck out entire building complexes with dozens of huge prints, whilst others just want to decorate a single feature wall.

Prints range from traditional archival papers with a matte and frame, mounted on canvas or more recently, on glass for dazzling durable displays, including kitchen splashbacks. My images have also appeared in many publications, including national and international calendars, books, corporate advertising, and a variety of magazines and websites. They've even made their way onto a few Australian stamps!

I take pride in my work and will go back to the same locations again, and again over many years before I'm satisfied the image is gallery worthy. Some of my favourite photographs are the result of decades of reshoots, before finally capturing the light at its best. Being a perfectionist, I typically spend several days working on each image after it has been captured, though nothing is added or removed from the scene.

Rock Climbing is a sport (or recreation), that also occupied a vast quantity of my younger years, and the combination of it and photography has yielded many an intriguing challenge. If you're interested in climbing, or in Victoria and looking for new areas, take a look at my other website www.chockstone.org.

I hope my photos provide something of the spirit and delight I saw in each scene. If you'd like to purchase a print, you can do so entirely on-line. Simply select an image from any gallery and follow the options shown for Framed, Unframed, Canvas etc. Thank-you for your support, it is very much appreciated and allows me to continue travelling to the remote areas that I love.

Michael Boniwell


Camped out for the dawn shot. Mt Buffalo, Victoria.


Hiking in my younger days. Frenchmans Cap, Tasmania.


Scouting for shots, Mt Hotham.


Waiting for the light, Blue Mountains.


Cross Cut Saw, Mt Howitt.


Taking on some off-road tracks.


The next generation of hiker. Our boy at Kosciuszko.

May you also find peace and beauty in your own lives - Michael.



Above: Photo Printed on Glass for Kitchen Splashback

Extra Large Prints or Prints on Glass & Other Materials
Would you like a really large print, metres wide? Or perhaps an image printed on glass for your kitchen splashback?

For prints directly onto glass, adhesive film, wallpaper, or any other material / size not otherwise available on this website simply michael.boniwell@gmail.com or Phone: 04 3473 0828 and we'll organise a printer local to you.

Under these ad hoc circumstances the photographer requires a single print license fee of $100 AUD, regardless of the product size, whilst your printer is paid separately. Discounts may be available if you're ordering in bulk.

Landscape Photography Print Prices


 Shipped from America (US $)

Photographic Print Only US Dollars
8" x 12" 20cm x 31cm $20 US
10" x 15" 25cm x 38cm $25 US
12" x 18" 31cm x 46cm $35 US
16" x 24" 41cm x 61cm $55 US
20" x 30" 51cm x 76cm $65 US
24" x 36" 61cm x 91cm $85 US
30" x 40" 76cm x 102cm $100 US
Panoramic Prints US Dollars
8" x 20" 20cm x 51cm $30 US
12" x 30" 31cm x 76cm $50 US
12" x 36" 31cm x 91cm $60 US
16" x 48" 41cm x 122cm $100 US
20" x 60" 51cm x 152cm $160 US
30" x 90" 76cm x 228cm $185 US
Canvas Prints (Standard) US Dollars
8" x 12" 20cm x 31cm $75 US
12" x 18" 31cm x 46cm $95 US
16" x 24" 41cm x 61cm $100 US
20" x 30" 51cm x 76cm $125 US
24" x 36" 61cm x 91cm $175 US
30" x 40" 76cm x 102cm $200 US
Canvas Prints (Panoramic) US Dollars
10" x 30" 25cm x 76cm $150 US
12" x 36" 31cm x 91cm $180 US
20" x 60" 51cm x 152cm $310 US

Commercial Stock & Commissioned Photography
All images may be purchased as commercial stock for advertising, editorial and web use.
See Stock Prices for details.
Michael is also available for Commissioned Photography assignments within Victoria, Australia.
Email michael.boniwell@gmail.com or Phone: 04 3473 0828.
Shipped from Australia & US (AU $) 

Timber Framed Prints Australian
8" x 12" 20cm x 31cm $140 AUD
12" x 18" 31cm x 46cm $200 AUD
16" x 24" 41cm x 61cm $245 AUD
Photographic Print Only Australian
8" x 12" 20cm x 31cm $22 AUD
12" x 18" 31cm x 46cm $26 AUD
16" x 24" 41cm x 61cm $55 AUD
20" x 30" 51cm x 76cm $72 AUD
Panoramic Prints Australian
4" x 12" 10cm x 31cm $22 AUD
6" x 18" 15cm x 46cm $26 AUD
8" x 24" 20cm x 61cm $55 AUD
10" x 30" 25cm x 76cm $72 AUD
16" x 48" 41cm x 122cm Please use
US Printer
20" x 60" 51cm x 152cm
30" x 90" 76cm x 228cm
33" x 100" 84cm x 254cm Available
On Request
(Email)
40" x 120" 102cm x 305cm
Canvas Prints (Standard) Australian
8" x 12" 20cm x 31cm $107 AUD
12" x 18" 31cm x 46cm $140 AUD
16" x 24" 41cm x 61cm $182 AUD
20" x 30" 51cm x 76cm $231 AUD
Canvas Prints (Panoramic) Australian
4" x 12" 10cm x 31cm $107 AUD
6" x 18" 15cm x 46cm $140 AUD
8" x 24" 20cm x 61cm $182 AUD
10" x 30" 25cm x 76cm $231 AUD
20" x 60" 51cm x 152cm Please use
US Printer
33" x 100" 84cm x 254cm Available
On Request
(Email)
40" x 120" 102cm x 305cm
Poster Australian
15" x 23" 39cm x 59cm $20 AUD
22" x 33" 56cm x 84cm $30 AUD
31" x 47" 79cm x 119cm $53 AUD
Postcard Australian
4" x 6" 10cm x 15cm $2.52 AUD
Greeting Card with Envelope Australian
4" x 6" 10cm x 15cm $3.15 AUD
5" x 7.5" 13cm x 19cm $4.75 AUD