Old Stockyard, Kathleen Springs by Michael John

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While travelling around the outback of Australia’s Northern Territory, I came across these old wooden stockyard railings in someone’s yard, left over from the pioneering days.

In the foreground are spring-flowering poached-egg daisies (Polycalymma stuartii).

What strikes me about this photo is the blueness of the sky. The Aussie sky shows many shades of blue at different times of the year.

Kathleen Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.

Mamiya ZM film camera, as is.

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I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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  • Cary McAulay
    Cary McAulayover 4 years ago

    one of your best shots! great work…!!

  • Thanks Cary. I had forgotten all about this photo until discovering it the other day. Now it is one of my favourites.

    – Michael John

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 4 years ago

    Nice shot. I like the angle.

  • Thanks Michael. Yes it was taken in Spring when the wildflowers were out.

    – Michael John

  • Glenn Vaughan
    Glenn Vaughanover 4 years ago

    Love the shot Michael

  • Thanks Glenn, and thanks for the fave.

    – Michael John

  • Evita
    Evitaover 4 years ago

    Congratulations !!! Placed in the Top Ten in the challenge April Avatar

  • Thanks Evita. I am thrilled that the photo was placed.

    – Michael John

  • NatureGreeting Cards ©ccwri
    NatureGreeting...over 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture!!

  • Thank you. Yes, I am very pleased with this one. It was a beautiful location to visit.

    – Michael John

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 4 years ago

    Lovely pov and scene

  • Thanks for the comment Trudi.

    – Michael John

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago

    great image

  • Thanks Scott.

    – Michael John

  • Clare Colins
    Clare Colinsover 4 years ago

    A well framed composition with great colour contrasts!

  • Thanks for your positive comment Clare.

    – Michael John

  • tarnyacox
    tarnyacoxover 4 years ago

  • Thanks Tarnya.

    – Michael John

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature Mike. It is very well deserved. Here’s wishing you many more features.

  • Thanks Michael!

    – Michael John

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