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Amature photographer: Maxwell Jefferies
Residence: Yarloop, a very small country town 125km south of Perth, Western Australia. W.A. covers one-third of Australia, being the largest of the eight states and territories. It has a population of only 2.5 million (approx. 2012) people spread over 2.5 million sq. km, so there is plenty of room to 'get away from it all' and enjoy God's creation.
Profile: I have been taking photographs of Australia for over 40 years, having travelled extensively around and through this wide, colourful and diverse island continent. From deserts to the snowfields, from the beaches to the outback, from the cities to the rainforests, Australia has it all in just one country - no passport required.
This website is my hobby, and as such is an ongoing project of adding and perfecting. I am currently working on changing the whole site to a responsive format using WYSIWYG Web Builder. This will take many months and most of the images also need to be remastered. One of the main aims of this website is to promote Australia (the Great South Land) to the world, its God-created natural beauty and Christian heritage.
Not sure why you would want to see a picture of me - but anyway, you got it. Ann, my first wife and lover is on my right. I was born and bred in the great state of Western Australia, a long way from the rest of the world. I attended Ashfield Primary School, but only lasted a year and a bit at Cyril Jackson High School.
My family was very outdoorsy, so I got to see lots of great places and at age 16, received my first camera - a Kodak fixed lens 35mm. I started into transparencies from that time and now have boxes of the things that never see the light of day, though I have been picking out the best, scanning and printing them for the family album.
I have made up an album of the many cars, 4x4s and other vehicles I have owned over the years. I bought my first 35mm, a small Pentax something with fixed lens, at 18 years of age and later had a Ricoh SLR with screw-on lens. The last film camera was a Pentax MZ50 - then I went digital. See more info on my current camera gear here.
I married the girl next door in 1973, after being the best of friends for 8 years, and have been together ever since. We have two sons, our older son, Matthew, is with the Australian Army where he has the rank of Major and is stationed in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. He is married with five children. Our younger son, Daniel, married an English girl and has a daughter. They live just out of London, England.
I have always loved good photography and regret not pursuing it as a career, or at least as a more dedicated amateur, though that is being fulfilled more of late with the shift into digital. Having good equipment is half the battle, and I am fortunate that this has been achieved, allowing me to concentrate more on the content side of my hobby. I also do a few other websites: IHS-WA.net - is a site for the Christian Brethren churches in Western Australia; HarveySES.org.au - a website I do for the Harvey State Emergency Service.
I hope you enjoy my photos - there will be lots more to come, but please, do not use any of my images for commercial purposes.
Image Value & Copyright: The value of an image is not just in paper and ink costs, but rather in the time, effort, vehicles and fuel costs to get to locations in a BIG country; photographic equipment and computers, software and websites; and paper and inks; plus something for expertise and intellectual rights. A fair go - the Aussie credo! All photos were taken and are copyrighted by Max Jefferies unless otherwise indicated. Please only use images for private or non-commercial purposes.
This is a non-commercial website: All advertising is in free support of the organisation linked, and does not indicate any association thereby. Only indicated photos enlarge. * All photos are copyrighted - see details on gallery pages.
Site created 14th February 2005 by Max Jefferies.
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