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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
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A good one :)
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.
Beautifully shot!!! :)))))))))))))))))))))))))
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.
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.
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.
wher have all the flowers gone!
Girls have picked them every one, when will they ever learn…
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