I took this with a wide angle lens of the Cape River crossing along the Gregory Development Road. This river only flows during the ‘wet season’ when heavy rains from the Gulf of Carpenteria make their way down to central Queensland and flood the crossing making the road impassable. During the rest of the year the exposed sandy river bottom with its gum trees and willows makes for a shady spot to rest awhile during the long lonely road trip between Charters Towers and Emerald. During the three hour journey I only saw two road trains and one happened along just after I took this! Nothing like a 60 metre long ‘big rig’ hurtling down the road straight for you. Too bad I didn’t get a pic of that!! :)

“The Road to back of Beyond”
Photography & Artwork
by Holly Kempe ©

Sony a100 camera
Photoshop CS4 artwork


australia, gum trees, landscape, lc, lines, perspective, river, road, sand, tracks

Inspired by the vast outback, pristine coastline and flora and fauna of Australia, Holly adds her creative touch to photographs taken in her travels around this wonderous country.

Holly’s work talks in colours and peace and shows a great appreciation and respect for life.~ Angela
Love the simplicity and composition …great colours too! ~ Robert
An excellent eye for strong, simple graphics. ~ Karen

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  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulover 4 years ago

    WOW just goes on Forever!!

  • Paul Gibbons
    Paul Gibbonsover 4 years ago

    Great shot. love the depth and colours.

  • Franmacimages
    Franmacimagesover 4 years ago

    Fabulous Great Depth & Composition I love the Writing on the Side Super Lead in Well done frankie xx

  • George Lenz
    George Lenzover 4 years ago

    beautiful scenery… nicely done…

  • PBWright
    PBWrightover 4 years ago

    This is really cool! And I thought Texas was flat! I can’t get over how the sky is crazy huge.

  • richiedean
    richiedeanover 4 years ago

    What a difference a season makes, not so lonely now that you’ve taken us with you ……. it looks dry as a bone ………. judging by the tyre tracks most people drive in the middle of the road and someone has been offroad to the right …. thanks for a window into your world Holly …………. :))

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 4 years ago

    eeeek gotta watch out for those road trains Holly. Great shot :)

  • A1000WORDS
    A1000WORDSover 4 years ago

    great capture…

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 4 years ago

    lovely work

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


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