If you’ve never been to the Ettamogah Pub you’re missing an essential part of Australian folklore.
The original pub, on the outskirts of Albury, New South Wales, was built exactly along the lines of the wonky Outback pub in the cartoon strip by the late Ken Maynard, whose work was published in The Australasian Post.
This was shot on 5 June 2009, while I was driving to Temora, in the NSW Riverina area. Lisa, the lady behind the bar, kindly gave me permission to shoot some images inside the premises.
This was shot to make use of depth of field, soft reflections and an unusual angle. Can you spot the reflection of a window, showing the ice-blue winter sky beyond? (Look in the darker of the two handles and you’ll spy it!)
I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot without a tripod, using a Pentax K100D fitted with a Sigma 18-125mm lens. F5.6, 1/45 sec, ISO 800, focal length 125mm.
Top 10, ON TAP challenge, ALL THINGS PUBS, June 2011.