Australian Landscape Photography

Posts tagged “desert

Hard Country

Back across to South Australia, the ruin capital of the country. Managed to capture these ruins in beautiful light as the sun peered through the horizon, before hitting the cloud bank. Have to watch where you are walking around ruins, bits of tin and wire. Off to the left is an uncovered well about 10ft deep so my tip is don’t run around at night time, pissed.

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.

All roads lead to…..the Waterhole

Image taken on my most recent adventure, to see lake Eyre full from the air. This shot was taken in between the big fella and Marree from 2000ft just off the Birdsville track. Off the right of the watertank are a few bullocks coming in for their daily water. This is tough country. I love it.  Had quite a bit of rain but still on the cusp of desert, not sure how the cattle survive in a bad year let alone a good one. Not sure if cattle should be here either to be honest, land is marginal at best and more suited to the roos and emus but the farmers persist….for now. Tough people.