Outback Ruin by Mark Higgins

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This ruin just outside Burra in South Australia was made famous as the cover art of Midnight Oil’s classic 1986 album Diesel and Dust
While there are many ruins in this area – the gateway to the outback – this oneis the most photogenic due to its classic shape and relative completeness. The rolling hills in the background also make for a picturesque scene. Just don’t be tempted to jump the fence as an ominous “No Trespassing” sign leaves you in no doubt this is an inhospitable area not only for the original settlers, but pesky tourists as well, especially those with cameras!

I look for design in everyday situations, Industrial grunge, typography, quirky landscapes, colour, form and anything with a design aesthetic that catches my eye. I completed a Diploma of Graphic Design and have continually worked in this field. I prefer to compose and design in-camera – my graphic design training taking over:) I return to fertile ground once in a while trying to improve previous pictures.

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  • Paul Louis Villani
    Paul Louis Vil...over 7 years ago

    Beautiful capture! :D

  • LisaRoberts
    LisaRobertsover 7 years ago

    This image really touched me. Thhe sky has so much depth to it and I love the idea that beyond the hills lies untamed land for miles and miles.
    Lisa x

  • Torfinn
    Torfinnover 7 years ago

    Excellent shot! Great colours, and composition. Well done!

  • Michael  Bermingham
    Michael Bermi...over 7 years ago
    Brilliant…simple…stunning…evocative… And above all, sheer Magic.
  • EOS20
    EOS20over 7 years ago

    Wonderful scene Mark!

  • Gary L   Suddath
    Gary L Suddathover 7 years ago

    wonderful image i love the shots of how those gone before us have lived

  • HelenBanham
    HelenBanhamover 7 years ago

    Wonderful picture! Great colours!!

  • Rois Bheinn Art and Design
    Rois Bheinn Ar...over 7 years ago

    Could well be Scotland. It’s fab shot, so lovely and clear.

  • Fred Frank
    Fred Frankover 7 years ago

    Very nice work. Well photographed. Great sky.

  • Mark Higgins
    Mark Higginsover 7 years ago

    thanks for all your comments. I would have loved to have
    stayed here and taken a lot more shots, but luckily
    i made it to “here”;http://www.redbubble.com/people/markhiggins/art... before the light disappeared, just in time to take one of my favourite photos

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