Here’s a little artwork that could do well on the international circuit…probably fetch a fortune.
I guess you would describe it as paint and rust on metal but I’m not sure what the subject is.
It’s the top of a 44-gallon drum (hence the hole) and it’s weathering well on the Oodndatta Track in South Australia’s far north.
The artist is unknown but I can hazard a guess who it was.
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It was very hard to leave this wonderful sight and its strange currents but having to be back on the ground by last light was a necessity.
Eddying currents and a late afternoon sun give a surreal look to the salty floodwaters and Silcrete Island in Lake Eyre North, central Australia.
Droving cattle on Clayton Station, the Birdsville Track in Outback South Australia.
And not too far from where the Lake Eyre shots, posted yesterday, were taken.
Coastal Lake Eyre is an interesting place as the basin refills.
The rising floodwaters eventually find and fill everything in their path, making interesting patterns and contrasts in the salt and desert sands.
It’s a good habit to develop when shooting landscapes, to also look at the portrait perspective too.
Back in late January I photographed this scene link to picture along a stretch of the Arkaroola Creek not far from Bolla Bollana waterhole in the Flinders Ranges.
The portrait version, I think it is a better image.
It doesn’t happen often these days – droving cattle in the traditional way with horses.
Motorbikes replaced horses on catlle and sheep stations around Australia because of costs and efficiency.
Nevertheless on the Birdsville Track recently, at Clayton Station, the cattle drive was on once again, with some fine horsemen and women droving the herd.
A full moon rising behind the ruins of the Sliding Rock mine on the Warraweena Conservation Park, northern Flinders Ranges.
The night before a full moon, as in this case means the moon has risen at about that same time the sun is setting so there is still plenty of available light.
It can pay to know where the moon is going to rise and have a composition worked out beforehand which was not the case here……just a fortunate opportunity.
f22 @ 1/10th sec, ISO 1600. Canon 5D Mk II with a 28-300mm lens
The trunks and branches of these river red gums along the Parachilna Creek appear to have an almost surreal look as they stand together in formation.
Flinders Ranges magic.
Walking down the Parachilna Creek not far from where the creek comes out onto the plains.
Lots of little gems to be found.