mar 18 | the lamington album - naturescape


april 2018  |  THE LAMINGTON ALBUM


ECO.ESCAPE IN AUSTRALIA'S WORLD-HERITAGE LAMINGTON NATIONAL PARK

When high-definition video first arrived in Australia in 2001, World Heritage listed Lamington National Park on Australia's Gold Coast was the perfect testing ground to unleash its acclaimed picture-capturing capabilities.

In the extreme light & shade of spectacular waterfalls and deep dark forests, HD well & truly passed the test   |   its futureproof reputation still stands proud eighteen years later.


trailer  |  'PRELUDE'  [ 05:57 ]

'Prelude',  Lamington's trailer & opening clip, previews all fifteen clips of the hundred minute album.

With only natural sound fx from native orchestras and mood-setting music, the long-play album  is a tonic to counter the pace & busy-ness of everyday life   |   perfect for taking time out to reset mind & body, to relax & restore at the end of a hectic day. 

As ecoDecor,  Lamington vision transforms home, workplace or business into a virtual rainforest |  pristine world-heritage rainforest to enhance living & working space with natural beauty & calming ambience.

" grow your own nature space for instant escape anytime it's needed most "



PRELUDE  [ 05:57 ]

" ... on the edge of Wollumbin's volcanic caldera, nestles a magic wilderness  |  born in Gondwanaland, twenty-three million years in the making,World Heritage ... "



ANTARCTIC BEECH  [ 04:58 ]

" An eighteen-kilometre return trek along Lamington's rain-soaked Border Track to famous stands of Antarctic Beech trees. Lugging twenty-kilos of brand new HD camera gear... "


LEAF-TAILED GECKO  [ 04:58 ]

" ... a master of camouflage, almost impossible to see against rainforest textures until movement gives them away. A wet tongue constantly moistens their eyes..."


ELABANA FALLS  [  08:57  ]

" The roar grows as you descend the hill. Anticipation swells. Then a sight to behold takes away your breath. Bugger the camera, just set a spell to look & listen at a magical gem of nature...  "


LAMINGTON CRAYFISH  [ 04:00 ]

" Living in freshwater holes & burrows it can often be encountered trudging along rainforest tracks. One imagines it could be just searching for new friendship, or just out for a walk..."


PYTHON ROCK FOREST I  [ 04:50 ]

" Verdent green canvas with Picassan splashes. Full orchestra birdsong. Rich earthy aromas bettered only by mum's home cooking ... Ted Banfield's "patchwork of compromises".


  KING PARROT   |   CRIMSON ROSELLA  [ 06:42 ]

"A lightning flash of vermillion accompanied by a constant bell-like call makes them instantly recognisable as they expertly fly bullet-like through the forest ... "


PYTHON ROCK FOREST II  [ 06:06 ]

" Buttresses & stranglers in geometric entanglement reach for the sky. Wooden shape and line on a magical mystery into timelessness. The pillars of the canopy, support system for the multicultural...  " 


PYTHON ROCK FUNGI  [ 05:00 ]

" Gaze returns to the forest floor, to fungi born out of darkness, spotlit with shafted light. Delicate shape, texture, pattern, tone, shade, symmetry. A sculptured gallery framed by aged timber ..."


MISTY FOREST  [ 04:08 ]

"... an open window in the forest wall frames a misty masterpiece. 'Always look around the corner' is one of my golden pearls of wisdom for all shooters, or you'll never know what you might have missed."


MOONLIGHT RAPIDS  [ 10:20 ]

" The journey of bubbles upon a moonlit mirror, seemingly a reflection of the stars. Surely and gently they float along predestined trails. Faster then faster to collision ahead. Without hesitation... "


PLATYPUS  [ 09:30 ]

" ... There is no greater thrill to be in the right place at the right time and see one in the wild, or be joined by one when fishing. This little fella popped up during a random stop on a country road... "  


MORANS FALLS  [ 14:05 ]

" After the rains Morans Falls comes alive in spectacular fashion. Eighty-metre falls showering dark basalt slabs create a tri-tone collage of white-on-black against bright green foliage... "


MT LINDESAY SUNSET  [ 05:05 ]  

" Mt Lindesay's tabletop sits as an exquisite model in a fading Lamington sunset ... .befittingly anthemed by Phil Emmanuel's wistful & haunting rendition of Peter Green's 'Albatross'... "

soundtrack   |   'ALBATROSS' by PHIL EMMANUEL

[  from Phil's album 'THE BEST OF ALL'   ]  


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