The centre of Australian gold mining is the outback town of Kalgoorlie, home to grand gold rush era buildings and a massive open cut mine called the Super Pit. It was created by combining several mines into one.
This photo show a small corner of the mine with a road that massive trucks climb up with their valuable loads.
Depending on the time of day and light there are great colours to be seen in the rock.
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Wanda1 (14406) 2013-10-04 3:46
I Ian, the different sedimentary layers of the rock are incredible, with their beautiful colours. I like the road included in the composition as it provides a soft curve amongst all the straight jagged lines, and also reminds us that this situation that the landscape finds itself in is due to man. Man has eroded and destroyed much of nature world wide for monetary gain, we have the same situation in South Africa.
sandpiper (6560) 2013-10-04 3:51
I haven't been to the west yet, one day... Great composition on this mine. The rocks do indeed have some lovely colours.
CPD66 (758) 2013-10-04 4:58
a great posting.
love the colours very bright and vibrant.
Royaldevon (21525) 2013-10-04 5:57
I have studied this with amazement!
I have, of course, heard about this place but the visual is quite amazing!
The green road is edged with debris, like something from a science fiction film, whilst the b/g strata, like steps up a cliff, looks like an abstract painting!
You have composed the shot well and certainly given us a taste of the 'gold road'.
Have a great day,
holmertz (31408) 2013-10-04 7:54
This is an amazing view. The colours are incredible and I have never seen any place like this before. The curving road contributes nicely to the composition and also makes the dimensions understandable.
A very interesting photo and a well written note.
gus72 (3418) 2013-10-04 20:25
Hi Ian !!
I love the colours and textures of this image which is accentuated by a tight crop.
I do not think that any viewer will image the immensity of the mine... it is huge !!
Have a pleasant long week end.
dkmurphys (42633) 2013-10-05 0:16
It is spectacular, most because of the colors of the field....but I don't agree this kind of nature destroying action. Anyway, great image.
delpeoples (48734) 2013-10-05 18:56
Knowing full well what this is and what man has done to the earth, it makes me shudder. But from a photographers' perspective, all I can say is that the image is extremely beautiful and eye catching. Great textures and colours. But it makes me sad to see what big business is doing to our country.
PS: the little person is my niece Celyn :)
- Copyright: Ian Fegent (ifege) (9909)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-21
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax K20D, Pentax 16-50mm 2.8
- Exposure: f/11, 1/90 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Road trip to Western Australia
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-04 0:43