The Horizon

Australia.  A desert continent surrounded by some of the world’s great oceans: the Pacific, the Southern Ocean, the Timor and the Arafura Seas and the Indian Ocean.

 

Standing on the shore and looking out to sea one gets lost in an immensity of space.  It is easy to understand how ancient people believed that you could sail off the edge if you ventured too close.

Using a central horizon makes photographs which at one level are identical: half sky, half sea.  But both parts of this equilibrium are in a state of continuous flux, leading to a series of images that are exactly the same, and completely different.

Storm, Indian Ocean, Margaret River
Storm, Indian Ocean, Margaret River

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Low Tide, Arafura Sea, Darwin, NT
Low Tide, Arafura Sea, Darwin, NT

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Clouds, Pacific Ocean, Sydney, NSW
Clouds, Pacific Ocean, Sydney, NSW

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Sky, Indian Ocean, Busselton, WA
Sky, Indian Ocean, Busselton, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Southern Ocean, Albany, WA
Southern Ocean, Albany, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Indian Ocean, Coogee, WA
Indian Ocean, Coogee, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Indian Ocean, Margaret River, WA
Indian Ocean, Margaret River, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Storm, Pacific Ocean, Sydney, NSW
Storm, Pacific Ocean, Sydney, NSW

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Arafura Sea, Darwin, NT
Arafura Sea, Darwin, NT

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Rainbow, Indian Ocean, Coogee, WA
Rainbow, Indian Ocean, Coogee, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA
Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Kwinana Industrial Area, WA
Kwinana Industrial Area, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA
Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Morning Cloud, Indian Ocean, WA
Morning Cloud, Indian Ocean, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Storm, Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA
Storm, Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Cable Station, Indian Ocean, WA
Cable Station, Indian Ocean, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Evening, Arafura Sea, Darwin, NT
Evening, Arafura Sea, Darwin, NT

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Storm, Arafura Sea, Darwin, NT
Storm, Arafura Sea, Darwin, NT

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Evening, Arafura Sea, Darwin, NT
Evening, Arafura Sea, Darwin, NT

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Arafura Sea, Darwin, NT
Arafura Sea, Darwin, NT

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Sea of clouds, over WA
Sea of clouds, over WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA
Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA
Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Rain, Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA
Rain, Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Storm, Pacific Ocean, Maroubra, NSW
Storm, Pacific Ocean, Maroubra, NSW

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Rain, Botany Bay, NSW
Rain, Botany Bay, NSW

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Garden Island, Indian Ocean, WA
Garden Island, Indian Ocean, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Rain, Indian Ocean, Margaret River
Rain, Indian Ocean, Margaret River

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA
Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA
Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA
Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Indian Ocean, Coogee, WA
Indian Ocean, Coogee, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Rain off Cottesloe, Indian Ocean, WA
Rain off Cottesloe, Indian Ocean, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA
Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA
Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Morning, Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA
Morning, Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA
Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA
Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Clouds, Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA
Clouds, Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Rainbow, Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA
Rainbow, Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Rain, Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA
Rain, Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA
Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Morning Clouds, Indian Ocean, WA
Morning Clouds, Indian Ocean, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Grey, Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA
Grey, Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA
Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA
Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Kwinana Industrial Area, WA
Kwinana Industrial Area, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Storm, Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA
Storm, Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Storm, Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA
Storm, Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.

Storm, Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA
Storm, Indian Ocean, Fremantle, WA

Stuart Peel, Photographer, Artist. Urban landscape, fine art & travel photography.