Aerial Photo Shoot

A few images I made on a recent aerial property photo shoot, showing a birdseye view of some of the south east Queensland countryside. 

This time around I was a backseat driver, however I'm eyeing off those pilot stripes. Who needs a drone when you can have the real thing!

Special thanks to David Seeto for making this happen.


I know there's only a month or so of spring remaining in the southern hemisphere, so I'm a tad late with my springtime theme, but better late than never. Enjoy the blue skies, sun, nature and fresh air today and if you don't have that right now.....take the weather with you!

Nature's Inspiration Online Exhibition

After being fortunate to have this exhibition displayed at two venues this year, Ceramic Break Sculpture Park and The Union Bar, I have now launched a small series online on my website. Prints are also available to order online. Below is the press release with further information about the exhibition and some personal history.

An online exhibition will be opening on Friday 9 October, on Mel Arnott’s website:, featuring a small selection from her ‘Nature’s Inspiration’ series.

As a photographer, Mel loves the journey involved in the creation of beautiful images that glow with life and texture. She seeks out the unusual and quirky and aims to show the ordinary from an unusual point of view. Mel’s inspiration comes from a wide variety of things: nature, the simple things in life and slow travel. She travelled for nearly a year in the USA and the UK and won a Portrait Award in London. 

Closer to home she was one of only 50 selected from 700 applicants to study Photo Imaging at RMIT in Melbourne and in 2013 she won 2 photography awards and a miniature-etching award at the Inverell Art Gallery Exhibition. In this nature inspired series we can see some of the creative processes Mel brings to her work. Something will catch her eye ‘the sparkle of a dew drop or raindrop in the sun, a flower with an interesting pose or a vibrant colour.’ Or she will seek a character to create a story around and says she is often to be found ‘lying on wet grass, sloshing through fresh mud or seen with my head stuck in a shrub.’ Initially finding the subject and the exact light is a lengthy process. To create the print she wants the editing and printing process can be just as long. 

Signed prints of the images will be available to purchase via the online shop. Mel personally handles the printing and postage of all prints. They are created using archival paper and ink. More images and sizes are available on request. For further information, contact Mel by phone on +61 457 247 288 or via this contact form: