After my posting of a photo of Walga Rock yesterday Bev (Royaldevon) asked about photos of the rock paintings so here is an example of the rock art at Walga Rock. Walga actually means ochre painting in the local Aboriginal language. Walga Rock been an art site for 10,000 years. This photo is of a section of art that covered the best part of 100 metres of wall under an overhang.
If you look closely at this photo you can see several layers of paintings from darker earlier ones through to much whiter and more recent ones.
It isn't easy to identify exactly what these paintings depict but one the left hand side is what looks like a stylised kangaroo or wallaby. Other figures could well be people.
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delpeoples (48660) 2013-10-15 22:53
Not an easy shot to make, but a very successful one. The rich colours, contrasts and textures are wonderful. I could look at this for ages. Top shot.
Have a lovely day
SnapRJW (23704) 2013-10-15 23:14
Hello Ian - A beautiful capture of rock art. The textures are superb here and the whole composition although depicting something ancient is fresh and modern to my eyes. Warm regards Rosemary
kabel (1257) 2013-10-16 5:02
Hello, a very fine image of Aboriginal wall art. The colors are brilliant and the overall image has a fine sense of proportion to it. Beautiful,
trevormoffiet (1358) 2013-10-16 5:23
I have had a look through your recent series and find your photos and commentaries very interesting. I will revisit your gallery when I decide to drive to WA. It will be quite useful for planning a trip.
I love your photo of the rock art. A well selected section of the art that makes a wonderful image.
- Copyright: Ian Fegent (ifege) (9909)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-28
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K20D, Pentax 16-50mm 2.8
- Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Road trip to Western Australia
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-15 22:35