The isolated salt Lake Ballard is reached by driving 130km north from Kalgoorlie to the small old gold mining town of Menzies and then heading west for 50km along a good dirt road (as long as it isn't raining).
English sculptor Antony Gormley created a permanent installation of 51 silhoutted carbonised steel sculptures for the 2003 Perth Festival.
His models were the people of Menzies. He had body scans done. The closest one in this photo is obviously a male.
On our visit the beb of the lake was of sticky salty mud with people sinking half way to there knees to wander around the sculptures which are scattered around the lake. In the distance you can see a little water.
An intriguing place.
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worldcitizen (7706) 2013-10-09 16:47
I'm surprised that nobody has critiqued this interesting photo yet. This scene seems a bit spooky to me; it almost looks like a post-apocalyptic landscape with some strange sort of aliens inhabiting it. I hope the people of Menzies don't really look like this...LOL!! :-) It's an interesting spot to put artwork, since it seems to be a bit out of the way. I like the different layers of land and water. All of the elements come together to create a unique scene.
macjake (62256) 2013-10-16 22:43
Great looking post! Very strange view.
It certainly has an eerie feel, as if some sort of alien race has landed and they're checking out the landscape.
Your choice of view has worked well.
Excellent subject and photo, well done.
I must say that i've truly enjoyed this one.
- Copyright: Ian Fegent (ifege) (10363)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-25
- Categories: Nature, Artwork
- Camera: Pentax K20D, Pentax 16-50mm 2.8, Hoya 67mm Pro1 Digital DMC CPL
- Exposure: f/11, 1/180 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Road trip to Western Australia
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-08 22:47