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I’ve always thought Bolla Bollana waterhole on the Arkaroola Creek had a certain aura about it.

It is something that is very hard to illustrate.

I’ve taken and seen a lot of a few pictures of Bolla Bollana waterhole.

A couple of my efforts can be seen here and here but I don’t think I’ve ever got the essence of the place.

Perhaps with this one I’ve come fairly close.

The shot was taken on a quite overcast day.

I used a polarising filter to bring out the colours and to slow the shutter speed just enough to create a sheen on the water created by the gusting breeze.

f22, ISO 100, shutter speed 1.6 sec, focal length 135 mm, tripod

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  • Andrew says:

    Hi Peter,
    You have taken a wonderful photo. I have spent many times here sitting on the rocks off to the left watching the wallabies coming down the scree slope (and from behind too). Before Operation Bounceback came into effect this was my favourite and most reliable place to see rock wallabies. So many times you would see people drive into the carpark area, look around and then drive off not realising that this beautiful waterhole was just a 5 minute (if that) walk away.

    It is nice to see it with a decent amount of water in it too.

    Thanks for sharing!

    – Andrew

  • Jo Chesher says:

    Ethereal. Captivating. Magical. If I was looking for a unicorn I would start here!