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I took this of a grand old gum near pt pirrie during the 250k drive I make to where I work near whyalla, south australia.

It was in one of the many stony creek beds that flow down from the flinders ranges, this particular tree I found at the end of a 2 wheel dirt track I retreated up to get away from the particularly bad traffic on the highway that day.

Shot in colour with my 12mp DSLR Pentax k-x then converted to black and white. no other editing.


gum, tree, sun, dead, flinders, eaucalipt, skeleton, bush, australia, outback, kurrawinya, penny kittel

Adventures of a creative, curious country chick, with a few horses, lazy dog and insane cat in tow! Living the dream in rural Australia, my photos focus on the outback, horses, and the rural way of life… oh and a few pretty flowers along the way!

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  • Brian Edworthy
    Brian Edworthyabout 3 years ago

    very cool Penny, has an other wordly feel to it

  • Thank you Brian :) it was actually a rather otherworldy place to be! lol :)

    – kurrawinya

  • Helen Akerstrom Photography
    Helen Akerstro...about 3 years ago
    Great compoition. B&W looks dramatic!
  • Thanks Helen! oh that’s good to hear, I was a little worried about the comp with this, the shadow not being symetrical with the border of the image lol

    – kurrawinya

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

    WOW what a gorgeous image!!!!!!! Stunning work :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

  • Thank you Vicki! much appreciated :)

    – kurrawinya

  • Julie Sleeman
    Julie Sleemanabout 3 years ago

    Niicccceee work Penny!!! where have you been?? Missed seeing your work for a bit now.

  • Thanks Julie :) oh I’ve been busy with work and life in general lol, not getting on here nearly as much as I’d like! hope you’ve been well xx

    – kurrawinya

  • Laura Sykes
    Laura Sykesabout 3 years ago

    for some reason this seems very romantic to me… in like the ‘Romanticism’ sense of the word not the lovey dovey sense… XD

  • I got ya, yep… kinda in the power sense, not the mills and boone way lol :)

    umming an aahing about the title though… just remembered that deadlights was pirate slang for eyes…. knew I’d heard it before lol….

    – kurrawinya

  • Laura Sykes
    Laura Sykesabout 3 years ago

    i like the title :)

  • coolies :) cheers =D

    – kurrawinya

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