A lot of inland Australia was settled by farmers after a series of good wet years. Many of the early blocks settled on were just too small to be viable. The combination of following droughts and small blocks resulted in the landscape these days being dotted with ruins as settlers either walked off the land or sold out to neighbours.
These ruins sit in the middle of a recently harvested wheat crop. Another ruin can be seen in the distance.
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daddo (18517) 2012-05-03 0:07
Hi Ian.So much for the plans of mice and men. A stark reminder of the struggle for survival, regardless of the continent. Something symbolic in the matching colours of brick and soil. Best wishes. Klaudio.
SnapRJW (18722) 2012-05-03 1:29
Hello Ian - Your landscape reminds me so much of Namibia and the tales of hardship and drought a familiar one. A sad story very well illustrated, dreams lie in a heap of rubble. TFS warm regards rosemary
dkmurphys (36801) 2012-05-03 2:07
Nice and simple capture. I like the colors and the textures of the ruins. Well seen!
coolravi19 (549) 2012-05-03 4:40
Nice Pic ...its very simple & has a good balance of color & sharpness. I like the depth of field created in your image .
Very well done.
macondo (17949) 2012-05-03 5:35
I've been missing in action for a while, but have some time now to get back to the photo side of things.
Scenes like this always trigger my imagination. A place like this was lived in once, not all that long ago either in the grand scheme of things. I always think of the Henry Lawson stories. A long, hard slog followed by desertion and dereliction. It's interesting to see the red earth surrounding the dull grasses growing around the buildings. A good shot of this characteristic scene.
ChrisJ (86862) 2012-05-05 1:32
Good capture of this ghost town in the arid wilderness. I like the warm cold colour contrast between the red sandy soil & the blue sky. It reminds me of Indian Camp Ranch in Colorado.
- Copyright: Ian Fegent (ifege) (9430)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-14
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Pentax K20D, Pentax 18-250, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
- Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-02 23:55