Australian Landscape Photography

Silent Shadows

Had some good luck a few years ago with access to this property. Long story but was a mad rush in the car behind the farmer to get down there before sunset driving into the sun with dust flying everywhere. I literally had 5 minutes of light so was very busy and the heart was racing as I had to run for the last 500m. My wife reckoned that I looked like a 6ft 3 emu running across the plains into the sunset. Apart from my heartbeat, I couldn’t hear a sound as the shadows of the red clan pan grew larger and larger. I came back to the raw files of this shoot to find a compositon that I hadn’t processes with the thought of entering a competition crossing my mind. Whether I enter is another story but processing old images always brings back the memories surrounding the capture of the image in the first place.

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14 responses

  1. Timeless Australian image.

    July 17, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    • Cheers Adrian. It can only be Australian really.
      Heard a rumour that the shack got blown away in a storm recently.

      July 18, 2010 at 5:16 pm

  2. Yep what Adrian said, real powerful Austalian image. Pity about the shack, it will live on on your blog!

    July 20, 2010 at 1:33 pm

  3. what an experience shooting out there. good to see you pulling more shots from the archives as well i like this one its different to most of the shots from out that way.

    Cheers

    Darren

    July 21, 2010 at 9:15 am

  4. Thanks Darren, it is certainly an experience. One of my favourite areas to photograph

    July 21, 2010 at 2:02 pm

  5. Tony Middleton

    great story Andrew, you are very correct about re-processing of older files, technology and our skills are ever evolving…some faster than others. lol

    July 26, 2010 at 8:35 pm

  6. Like this one Andrew screams outback Oz to me.

    As you and Tony said, our skills improve a little and we can make a lot of our old files look so much better. I think I’ve already shot enough images to keep me going for a lifetime.

    July 28, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    • Thanks Merv. Still has to be one of my favourites even though it was one of the first stiching efforts some 4 years ago.

      July 29, 2010 at 9:33 am

  7. Nice… I heard the owner charges $500 bucks to access his property. Is that right ??

    September 23, 2010 at 5:41 am

    • Correct Matt, if you are a pro they charge that but luckily I had something in common with the owner…….I heard that this was blown down recently and not sure if they have rebuilt

      September 23, 2010 at 8:04 am

      • Hey Mate

        I rang they guy up the other week and spoke to him about it being blown over but it definetly isn’t blown over he has just spent a heap of money bringing it back up to scratch but he was saying that they are shooting mad max 3 and it will be moved for about 6-12 months while they are shooting but also the Hotel is gone off the roof and it is now just a plain red roof.

        September 27, 2010 at 7:34 am

  8. Hey Darren, thanks for the info mate. Should get a bunch of us up there when it’s back to minimise the $ damage

    September 27, 2010 at 8:07 am

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