Australian Landscape & Nature Photography by Michael Boniwell

Australian Landscape & Nature Photography by Michael Boniwell


Autumn Afternoon
Craigs Hut, Mt Stirling, Victoria, Australia
First built purely for the classic Australian drama film "The Man From Snowy River", Craig's Hut resides high in Victoria's Alpine regions on Mt Stirling. Inaccessible during winter due to harsh conditions and gates locked by the National Parks authority, it represents a worthy challenge for hikers used to donning snow shoes or X-country skis and big packs. Lugging heavy camera gear in there also adds to the adventure!

Summer sees four wheel drive enthusiasts teeming to the poplar locale, but so far winter retains the remote and isolated high country cattle-man feel of the place which hopefully is captured in these images. The hut itself has burned down on several occasions owing to Australia's rigorous bush fire season. It was lost again in late 2006 a few short months after the shots shown here were taken, perhaps adding to their uniqueness.

It used to be a common occurrence to see cattle grazing the alpine meadow right beside the hut greatly adding to the authenticity of the scene. With a little imagination one could almost hear the bull-whip crack as sturdy legged horses carried weathered cattle-men, a scent of leather, the creak of saddle packs. Now I believe the cattle have be banned with new alpine grazing laws and you're more likely to hear the rev of motorbikes, and the smell of diesel as a bus load of tourists departs. However the solution to this is winter which removes the crowds and returns to the land its mystic presence.

Michael Boniwell

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Timber Framed Prints from "Red Bubble" (Australia)
Solid timber framed prints with your choice of frame colour and matte colour are made by Australian based printing company "Red Bubble", who deliver world-wide in 5 to 10 business days (Standard) or 3 to 7 business days (Express), and offer a money back guarantee. Each print, when matted and framed, is three inches larger on all sides than the sizes shown below.

Print Size within Frame Australian Dollars
8" x 12" 20cm x 31cm $140 AUD Order Print
12" x 18" 31cm x 46cm $200 AUD Order Print
16" x 24" 41cm x 61cm $245 AUD Order Print
For even larger sizes try Print Only

Frame Colours



Matte Colours

White    Off-White    Black

Canvas Prints from "Red Bubble" (Australia)
Canvas prints are made by the Australian based printing company "Red Bubble", who deliver world-wide in 5 to 10 business days (Standard) or 3 to 7 business days (Express), and offer a money back guarantee. All canvas prints are mounted on hardwood for a sturdy frame. They have a water-based clear lacquer applied to them as a UV barrier and to protect the canvas prints from scuffing.

Canvas Print Australian Dollars
8" x 12" 20cm x 31cm $107 AUD Order Print
12" x 18" 31cm x 46cm $140 AUD Order Print
16" x 24" 41cm x 61cm $182 AUD Order Print
20" x 30" 51cm x 76cm $231 AUD Order Print
Canvas Prints from "Smugmug" (America)
Canvas Prints can also be made by an American printing company called "Smugmug". Prices are therefore shown in US dollars. They ship worldwide in 10 to 15 business days (Standard) or 5 to 10 business days (Express), and offer a money back guarantee. SmugMug offer three Canvas Printing options: Stretched, Wrapped or Board. Click Here for a full description of each option. See also: Additional Help with SmugMug orders.

Canvas Wrap: Wrapped around a stretcher frame so the edges are visible on the sides.    Canvas Stretch: Stretched to the edge of a wooden frame and stapled, leaving the full image on front.    Canvas Board: Mounted onto Gator Foamboard, a very rigid and lightweight backing with a white finish.

Canvas Print US Dollars
8" x 12" 20cm x 31cm $75 US Order Print
12" x 18" 31cm x 46cm $95 US Order Print
16" x 24" 41cm x 61cm $100 US Order Print
20" x 30" 51cm x 76cm $125 US Order Print
24" x 36" 61cm x 91cm $175 US Order Print
30" x 40" 76cm x 102cm $200 US Order Print
Poster Prints from "Red Bubble" (Australia & US)
Poster prints on durable 180GSM matte stock are made by the Australian based printing company "Red Bubble", who deliver world-wide in 5 to 10 business days (Standard) or 3 to 7 business days (Express), and offer a money back guarantee. Poster prints to Australia will ship from their US branch, but postage is minimal, typically $5 AUD or so.

Poster Print Australian Dollars
15" x 23" 39cm x 59cm $20 AUD Order Print
For even larger sizes try Print Only
Cards from "Red Bubble" (Australia)
Greeting Cards and Postcards are made by the Australian based printing company "Red Bubble", who deliver world-wide in 5 to 10 business days (Standard) or 3 to 7 business days (Express), and offer a money back guarantee. Cards are printed on Durst Theta, bonded to high quality 200 gsm card for the best internal writing surface. Greeting Cards are also creased and packed with an envelope.

Greeting Cards Australian Dollars
4" x 6" 10cm x 15cm $3.15 AUD Order Print
5" x 7.5" 13cm x 19cm $4.75 AUD Order Print
16 cards = 30% discount


Postcards Australian Dollars
4" x 6" 10cm x 15cm $2.52 AUD Order Print
16 cards = 30% discount
Prints on Glass & Other Materials
For prints directly onto glass, adhesive film, wallpaper, or any other material / size not otherwise available on this website simply email or phone and we'll organise a printer local to you.

Under these ad hoc circumstances the photographer requires a single print license fee of $125 AUD, regardless of the product size, whilst your printer is paid separately.


Above: Photo Printed on Glass for Kitchen Splashback

Prints from "Red Bubble" (Australia & US)
Silver halide prints on archival quality Kodak Endura paper with a lustre finish are made by the Australian based printing company "Red Bubble", who deliver world-wide in 5 to 10 business days (Standard) or 3 to 7 business days (Express), and offer a money back guarantee. Photographic prints to Australia will ship from their US branch, but postage is minimal, typically $5 AUD or so.

Standard Print Only Australian Dollars
8" x 12" 20cm x 31cm $22 AUD Order Print
12" x 18" 31cm x 46cm $26 AUD Order Print
16" x 24" 41cm x 61cm $55 AUD Order Print
20" x 30" 51cm x 76cm $72 AUD Order Print
Red Bubble's "Art Prints" use thicker 240gsm natural white archival paper with archival ink in set sizes with a generous "white space" around the printed image making them useful for self-framing without the need for a matte.

Art Prints (Paper Size) Australian Dollars
15.7" x 19.7" 40cm x 50cm $72 AUD Order Print
17.7" x 23.6" 45cm x 60cm $85 AUD Order Print
23.6" x 31.5" 60cm x 80cm $110 AUD Order Print
Prints from "Smugmug" (America)
Prints on high quality Kodak Professional Endura paper with a lustre or glossy finish are made by the American printing company "Smugmug", who deliver world-wide in 10 to 15 business days (Standard) or 5 to 10 business days (Express), and offer a money back guarantee. See also: Additional Help with SmugMug orders.

Print Only US Dollars
8" x 12" 20cm x 31cm $20 US Order Print
10" x 15" 25cm x 38cm $25 US Order Print
12" x 18" 31cm x 46cm $35 US Order Print
16" x 24" 41cm x 61cm $55 US Order Print
20" x 30" 51cm x 76cm $65 US Order Print
24" x 36" 61cm x 91cm $85 US Order Print
30" x 40" 76cm x 102cm $100 US Order Print
Frequently Asked Questions
Email: michael.boniwell@gmail.com or Phone: 04 3473 0828

Will the copyright notice appear on my print?
No, the copyright notice will not appear on your print.

What shipping or freight charges apply?
Shipping charges apply with both printers and vary depending on the size of the prints and destination. The fee will be shown during your check out process. As a rough estimate, using the Australian printer (Red Bubble), a small unframed print sent to Australia might incur shipping of only $5, while a large framed print might be $20 or more. The US Printer (Smugmug) charges more to ship to Australia, with fees going over $45 US for some larger items.

Can I purchase a commerical use license?
Yes, see Commercial Stock Prices for advertising, editorial and web use.