Displaying a keen eye for nature

Photographer Emmy Silvius is exhibiting her works at Watton Cafe. Picture: Damjan Janevski

A Wyndham Vale photographer’s love of Australia’s landscapes, its special plants and creatures, has been put on exhibition at Werribee.

Emmy Silvius has captured views of the Murray River, the Twelve Apostles, the town of Marysville post-Black Saturday, the Werribee River and other Victorian landmarks, with her works now on show at Watton Cafe.

Silvius, 57, is also a keen wildlife photographer, with a particular fondness for birds.

“Nature keeps us connected to what is real – the fundamental core of our being,” Silvius says. “It is the oxygen that keeps us alive, in more ways than one.

“The majesty and awe that we feel when we allow ourselves to be connected to all that surrounds us brings an innate awareness of something much more powerful and greater than ourselves,” she said.

Silvius says she first became interested in photography as a teenager, but it wasn’t until about 2003 that she picked up her camera again and became serious about her hobby.

She says she was thrilled when Watton Cafe owner Mohammed Haddara gave her a chance to exhibit some of her works, which will be on display until at least the end of this month.

“Mohammed had a blank canvas for me to work with and, obviously, the more it’s out there, the more people can see my wide array of work. My walls at home are bare now, but it’s much nicer to see them all here and to share your work.”