Desolation by Mieke Boynton

The mudflats at Derby, Western Australia.
Kodak Easyshare M1033
My bubblesite

For Matt (because I promised!)

I’m just an Aussie girl who’s a bit mad about photography :)

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  • Dean Bailey
    Dean Baileyover 3 years ago

    very nice image…hypnotic!

  • Thanks, Dean!!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Hmmm… wonder if it works!? Dean… you are getting sleepy… you will buy a large framed print of this photo….
    Didn’t work? Oh bugger :(

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Karen E Camilleri
    Karen E Camilleriover 3 years ago

    nice work!

  • Thanks, Karen!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Jaxybelle
    Jaxybelleover 3 years ago

    wonderful series Mieke :)

  • Thank you :) :) :)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyover 3 years ago

    If I were a floor tile designer, I’d steal that. I think it looks fabbo. Speaking of which, Herman’s Hermits are in town. Remember them. No you wouldn’t. Too young. But back to the tiles… I really do think that design would work well in a kitchen. It’s a very clever shot, actually. The more I study it, the more I like it.

  • Hmmm… I checked out Wikipedia’s entry for Herman’s Hermits but the link doesn’t really pop out at me. Or was it the “fabbo” that prompted the reference? Regardless, the fact that this image actually pulls you further in rather than just being a quick once-over is a very good thing :) :) :) Thanks, Gary!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • CapturedByKylie
    CapturedByKylieover 3 years ago

    I LOVE this Mieke!
    The whole series is lovely. Are the dry cracked beds due to drought or just the dry season?

  • Just the usual Dry season :) :) Nothing to worry about. Happens every year. It’s just started heating up here again though, and there’s a bit of moisture in the air, so I reckon it won’t be too long before we start seeing clouds again…
    I’m really glad you like it, Kylie!!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Matt Penfold
    Matt Penfoldover 3 years ago

    I love it Mieke, there is something sort of Zen about it, amazing to have an image that draws you in without a specific focal point. :)

  • I have to admit… you were absolutely right. :) :) :)
    Thanks for the suggestion!!
    (Believe it or not, I didn’t end up having to crop out anything as I took this shot without any ‘distracting features’ at the time… so I guess I had the same idea as you did!! You know what they say… Great Minds yadda yadda yadda…)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Matt Penfold
    Matt Penfoldover 3 years ago

    It’s a bit mesmerising like watching a fire… :)

  • :)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 3 years ago

    It really is the most amazing place, Mieke! Love what you’ve done here!

  • Thanks, Mel :)

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Stuart Chapman
    Stuart Chapmanover 3 years ago

    Just love the textures and shapes on show here Mieke. I reslly dig the sense of perespective and distance you’ve obtained with only the floor to look at and nothing breaking the feel that this just runs and runs away from your vision and out into the horizon. The ever decreasing size of the remaining gaps does this and the varied natural patterns are totally mesmerising leaving the eye to discover new patterns with every passing view.

  • Oh, how I’ve missed your eloquent descriptions, Stuart!!! Thank you!!! Big smiles!!!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Leanne Robson
    Leanne Robsonover 3 years ago

    What an amazing shot. It just seems to go on for ever. Love it id B&W

  • Thanks, Dharna!

    – Mieke Boynton

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