Tunnel Vision to a Desert Future by Ben Loveday

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View through a disused wheel of a mining truck at the Leigh Creek Coal Mine, South Australia.
Featured in: Bubbling Bubblers + Frame in Frame + As Is Photography

Ben Loveday is a photographic artist based in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia, with a focus on landscape, urban and conceptual photography.
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  • Albert
    Albertover 3 years ago

    A good one :)

  • Thanks Albert!

    – Ben Loveday

  • Dwarkan
    Dwarkanover 3 years ago

    Strong and very pessimistic !!!

  • Realistic…..if I’d shot this during the El Nino weather cycle, there would be no salt bushes. During the last El Nino cycle of drought it reached 52 deg C in this spot in the shade. In Adelaide at the time we had a record 10 days straight with max day temperatures exceeding 40 deg celcius. Yes, the bitumen roads were melting.

    – Ben Loveday

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...over 3 years ago

    Beautifully shot!!! :)))))))))))))))))))))))))

  • Thanks Vicki

    – Ben Loveday

  • alexusmachine
    alexusmachineover 3 years ago

    You deftly illustrate the long term consequences of the myopic, short-term, self interest-oriented viewpoint of those who fight against sustainability. If only they could shift their focus from the short term, table-scrap shades of gray to see that change needs to be made for the betterment of us all.

    Long story short, max respect for images that convey a strong message. Your use of focus, range of tones, and message of environmental stewardship all make for a grand shot, Ben.

  • Thanks for your comment Richard- agree with everything you say.

    – Ben Loveday

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...almost 3 years ago


  • Thanks Vicki. ..
    David Suzuki was right….we are still arguing over which seat in the car we should be sitting in, whilst the car has hit the wall.

    – Ben Loveday

  • Tracy Friesen
    Tracy Friesenalmost 3 years ago

    Love this!

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesalmost 3 years ago

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonover 2 years ago

    Good one – and a very thought-provoking piece! What came to mind for me, is that I “used to think” people (on a global scale) would come to the conclusion that our general way of life, especially in the western world, was detrimental to the planet and our future – and take determined actions to prevent environmental Doom. Well… okay… I thought this in the 70’s. Never happened, did it!? Things have only gone from bad from worse. We are all picking chairs aboard the RMS Titanic; and a whole slew of passengers still will not admit the iceberg’s hit! Tunnel Vision is so correct! (Me, I never did believe that Easter Bunny thing… lol!)

  • Metaphorically even if we don’t believe in the bunny, we still want the chocolate eggs. And we buy them with our childrens future.

    – Ben Loveday

  • steve2727
    steve2727over 2 years ago

    wher have all the flowers gone!

  • Girls have picked them every one, when will they ever learn…

    – Ben Loveday

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