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A tunnel that runs near Morphett’s engine house at the Burra mine.
I’m not terribly clear on the actual intended purpose of the tunnel… it’s just one of those things that are in abundance for some reason I half remember being told that it was not actually a mine shaft.
The light in the tunnel is natural – it was provided by the thin cover of dirt and plant life that sits upon the supporting beams of the tunnel… I have a feeling that the soil above was once much deeper but time and erosion has worn it thin in places.

Burra is a beautiful old ex-mining town located near to where I live (it’s nearest shopping for me) I rarely stop to appreciate the beauty of the historic town’s unique features, but a fun weekend with a friend that was visiting gave plenty of opportunity for a few snaps as we did the tourist trail.

The open cut mine at burra was known as “the monster mine” it was the largest metal providing mine in australia until 1860, between 1845 and 1877 they pulled about 50,000 tonnes of copper metal out of it.

this was a challenging shot…. hand held through a wrought iron gate and the exposure seemed to take forever! difficult to hold the camera still enough in such low light when trying not to laugh at the antics of your friend! Taken with a 12mp DSLR Pentax k-x,
Burra, south australia

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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  • waynepearce
    waynepearceabout 3 years ago

    nicely done,penny

  • Thank you Wayne :) It really reminded me of daydream mine, would love to go back there one day!

    – Penny Kittel

  • Rodney Wratten
    Rodney Wrattenabout 3 years ago

    Hi Penny
    Great photo and a very good story to go with story.must be fun to live near the area.

  • Hi Rod,
    Thank you so much, It sure is, the house I actually live in was built from stone in the 1800’s just a stones throw away so it’s nice to be a part of it in a way too!

    – Penny Kittel

  • Brian Edworthy
    Brian Edworthyabout 3 years ago

    Great one this, You had a wonderfully productive visit :)

  • Thanks Brian, yep I sure did! I still have a lot more to upload but trying to eek them out a little :)

    – Penny Kittel

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful image!

  • Thank you :)

    – Penny Kittel

  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillmanabout 3 years ago

    So captivating

  • Thank you so very much Joseph! it’s a great honor and I really appreciate it :)

    – Penny Kittel

  • jainiemac
    jainiemacabout 3 years ago

  • Thank you so so much!!!

    – Penny Kittel

  • Vanessa Barklay
    Vanessa Barklayabout 3 years ago

    From Australia! You’re Standing In It… Group

  • Thank you!!!! It’s a great honor that I really appreciate! cheers!!!

    – Penny Kittel

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 3 years ago

  • Fantastic!!! Thank you so very very much!!!

    – Penny Kittel

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 2 years ago

    March 30,2012 Excellent!

  • Wow! Thank you so very much! what a grea honor, I really appreciate it! :)

    – Penny Kittel

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 2 years ago

    congratulations for your well deserved feature in the EXCELLENCE in PHOTOGRAPHY group !!!
    my best, francis.

  • Thank you very much Francis :)

    – Penny Kittel

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