Australian Landscape Photography

Posts tagged “Ruins

Faint Hope

Taken on the way out of the Flinders Ranges on a moody morning before the onset of more rain.


Room with a View

A landscape version of a scene that I posted a while back. Taken in outback S.A in some nice afternoon light to bring out the colours of the walls contrasting against the blue outback sky


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.


Bugger Me

A coincidence occured last week that still has me thinking ‘what are the chances?’. I was travelling with my Dad up to Marree for a helicopter flight over lake Eyre and on the way home we stopped at a ghost town for a billy and to shoot some of the ruins. I was walking back to the car before heading back for another compostion (as per this post). This probably took an extra 3 minutes. On the way out of the ruins we come to a fork in the road where I noticed a 4wd pulling up for us to come through, it looked familiar for some reason……….and so did the driver. ‘Get f%^&%$’ was my comment to my dad ‘it’s Tony Middleton’. 1600km from home in the bloody desert, in a bloody ghost town, a familar face, bugger me. It was almost 1 year since my Dad and I met Tony stranded up at Wallaces Hut in the snow with a flat battery. Just goes to show that it is a small world. Good to see you again Tone.


The Station

Taken on the western side of the Flinders Ranges on  a sheep station that we were staying at, 75,000 acres, 4500 sheep. Margin country for farming at best but this year has been good. Big flood late last year and 40mm while we were there so they are thinking of adding some cattle.  This shot was taken as the sun broke through for a rare glimpse that day but it certainly lit up the place.