Soils are often not good enough for cropping but can readily support grazing. This land is a small cattle farm. The extent of landclearing is rather obvious.
Despite the man made changes to this landscape over more than a century, the folds in the land, the textures and colours have their own beauty.
Goulburn area of New South Wales, Australia.
Photographed in December 2009 handheld using a Canon 5D. Minimal processing except attention to colour balance. This was one of those occasions when careful exposure and limited dynamic range in the scene made getting a correct exposure relatively easy.