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Craig's Hut Dawn - Victorian High Country

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Craig's Hut was made famous in the 1980's iconic Australian film 'The Man from Snowy River'. God I love that film!

Whilst I'd visited this hut a few times, I yearned to get a shot different from the many other taken over the years. With my passion for snow landscapes, I was excited to know whether or not I could get a photograph of Craig's Hut with snow on it. How good would that be??

I did hours of research to find out whether this area received snow. It is relatively low at just 1400m, so it really requires a good dump of snow for any decent coverage.

Next was to find out how to get there in winter. The main road to Craig's Hut is closed during the snow season, so I needed another way to get there.

Guess what?

Walking was the only option. This requires me carrying over 30kgs of snow camping gear and camera equipment up over Mount Stirling to Craig's Hut - a 4 hour hike through the snow. WOW was I fit enough for this challenge? Time would tell.

I waited patiently for the right conditions. My backpack stayed ready at my front door for days. Eventually a strong cold front cross mountains and I was SO EXCITED to be on my way.

I arrived at the carpark at Mount Stirling and made my way up the mountain. Soon I was above the snow line and my snow shoes crunched deep into the snow. It was a white-out on the mountain and the wind blew hard into my face. I was thankful to get amongst the trees and make my way towards Craig's Hut.

Up another steep incline and down the other side and I was finally there. What a trek!

However, my excitement soon turned to disappointment. Whilst I expected that the storm would have brought plenty of snow to the area, there was hardly any. BUMMER. It certainly wasn't enough for the photos I was after.

So I took stock, figured I should make camp and see what the morning brought. AS I lay in bed that night, I heard the faint sound of snow falling on my tent.

I woke very early the next morning, not wanting to miss the sunrise. To my surprise and absolute pleasure, there had been enough snow to turn the landscape into a winter wonderland.

As I set my tripod up, there was a problem. The freezing conditions the night before had frozen the legs of my tripod together. OH NO! There was just one way to fix it. Water. Boiling water.

Once that problem was solved, there was another - keeping my footprints out of my shots in the fresh snow. I carefully approach the Hut and took a deep breath of the cold air to calm my nerves.

Soon the stunning high country glow lit up the Hut and I was blessed with the photographs that I'd longed to capture.

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    To be honest, we prefer to ship artwork to you as a finished, ready-to-hang artwork (of course, rolled prints work best when ordering from outside Australia). We believe in quality, finished artwork delivered directly to your door and ready-to-hang. That's service. No more finding a framer, wondering if you’re paying too much, painfully choosing from myriad of frame options then waiting weeks for the job to be done. We use only the best quality materials to ensure your artwork will look amazing and last forever!


    We love our Framed Prints. Our stunning Deep Shadow Box Frames (with that sexy spacer between the frame and the print) are just to die for (Frame Measurements - 30mm wide by 40mm deep). The spacer allows the print to sit back from the glass, ensuring it doesn't touch and ruin your print. Offering the best in contemporary framing, your framed print will look AMAZING on your wall. Your print is printed on archival quality papers with archival inks, ensuring your print won’t fade or wrinkle. Your Tom Putt Print comes digitally signed and a small title is added to the left hand corner.

    The sizes on the website are for the OVERALL print size - which includes the frame and the digital matt (a white border is added to the print rather than a traditional matt board). We STRONGLY recommend that your artwork be supplied with special non-reflective ArtGlass or 99% UV Museum Glass which means that you can see the beautiful artwork, not the distracting reflection from normal glass. Choose from either the Raw Oak, White or Black finish to suit the style of your home. 

    * Raw Oak framing suits homes with wooden floor boards and Scandinavian style of furniture.

    * White framing suits Hamptons style of design, giving that light, beach feel.

    * Black framing suits a darken print and black and white images

    If you're after more information on choosing the right artwork for your home, see our Artwork Buying Guide below.

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    Forget what you know about canvas prints. Ours are COMPLETELY different.  We source our canvas from the best in the world. It is a 100% seeded, cotton canvas - the best quality canvas you can buy. What does this mean for you? It won't fade, wrinkle, or look horrible in years to come. In fact our canvas has a 75 year guarantee!

    Your Canvas Artwork is finished with a stunning Deep Shadow Box Frame in Raw Oak, White or Black (Frame Measurements - 10mm wide by 55mm deep).

    Canvas suits a home where you're looking for that painterly feel to the artwork. The texture in the canvas gives the impression that it is a painting rather than a stunning photograph.

    Canvas also works well to absorb any light opposite the canvas. So if you have windows opposite your artwork, order the canvas so you don't get any reflections.

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    What is an Acrylic Print? Think the look of glass but it's not. It looks INCREDIBLE but it's not as heavy or dangerous as glass. It is the same look as many splash backs in kitchens. Your print is between two pieces of acrylic (approx. 5mm thick). The artwork is then hung on the wall using a baton system. Many of our buyers like this finish as it sits close to the wall. This finish suits any modern, light-filled home. Our Acrylic Prints are sure to create that WOW factor.

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    What the heck is a Metal Print? I know, I thought the same! A Metal Print is a photographic print heat-adhered to a thin piece of aluminium, approximately 2mm thick. This keeps the print extremely flat. The print is coated with a high gloss vanish to protect it from dust, moisture, finger prints, etc. Your Metal Print has incredible impact and comes finished with a Deep Shadow Box Frame in Raw Oak, White or Black (Frame Measurements - 10mm wide by 55mm deep). This finish suits art that has punchy colours that you want to highlight in a room that has minimal reflections.

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    Sometimes the simple things in life are often the best. A rolled print is ready for you to do with it what you want. All our rolled prints come with a white border to help it frame superbly. That means that you don't need to pay extra for matting when framing it. The white border is approx. 70mm wide on each side for artwork under 100cms (longest edge) and 90mm for artwork over 100cms. This white border is included in the total size of the print.

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Check out our Print Size Comparison below to see the different print sizes.

As a guide:

If you’re unsure as to what size would suit your space, please read our comprehensive Artwork Buying Guide here. 

If you would like to see how our artwork would look on your wall, you can email us a photograph of your room and we will superimpose it. We find this is a great way for our customers to decide.

We can create Custom Artwork to suit any wall space.

Please call us on 0490 055 697 or email us about Custom Sizing and Custom Crops.