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This country would have to fall into the category of being part of the most rugged in Australia. It’s very old, very dry, formerly a volcanic region and not very forgiving. Yet it is also very beautiful.

Following on from the previous post, in this landscape, Mt Gee is directly to the left and behind the rocky crag with the yakka bush on top.

From a photographic point of view it’s a great illustration of what time of day, time of year and the weather conditions can have on the photograph when you compare it with The Crystal Mountain which is of the same country but in different circumstances.

If I have to have some favorites this would be one of them. I was very fortunate to be able to see a mix of broken cloud cover and morning light soften the sometimes rich, sometimes harsh or burned out colours usually seen up here. It brought a very painterly quality to the photograph.

This is the land of Arkaroo or Akurra, the giant serpent of the local Adnyamathanha people’s traditional stories.

Best, in my view that Arkaroo’s rumblings are not replaced by those of mining trucks and machinery.

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  • Jane says:

    I have seen this photo framed and displayed in one of your exhibitions. It is still one of my favorites. There's something about the color and the composition that is magical.