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Red Gum Grave Yard by Dave  Hartley

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A sad site of river Red Gums that died many years ago from wet feet as they made this a salt inception scheme area- as I walked through with fellow photographer and mentor Steve chapple I couldn’t help but have the feeling of sadness – this area must have been beautiful at one stage – the amount of old beer bottles buried in the mud a silent testament to what must have been a popular picnic destination in its heyday.

Riverland Region South Australia

This image was awarded 2nd Prize at the Millicent (SA) 2010 Rotary Art Show – Nature section.

Canon 400D, 10/20, 3 shot HDR, Photomatix, CS4

Tags

blues, dead, grave yard, gums, red, reflections, river, salt, trees, water

Comments

  • Emjay01
    Emjay01almost 5 years ago

    Nicely done Dave, it’s a great spot :-)

  • cheers Emjay – bit of a flying visit though!!!!

    – Dave Hartley

  • jockey
    jockeyalmost 5 years ago

    very nice Dave, fantastic work as usual

  • cheers Bill -

    – Dave Hartley

  • MJPhoto
    MJPhotoalmost 5 years ago

    Very Nice Dave… love the warm light splashing across the scene

  • Cheers Marcus – someone got a shot of me trying to balance on the tree to get the shot – got a feeling it will haunt me!
    All the best for Sunday!!

    – Dave Hartley

  • MJPhoto
    MJPhotoalmost 5 years ago

    LOL I dare say it will do some haunting. And thanks

  • BSCProductions
    BSCProductionsalmost 5 years ago

    Mum says this looks better then Steve’s river photos haha.
    Good job mate

  • Cheers- i will frame that comment for later use!!!

    – Dave Hartley

  • catdot
    catdotalmost 5 years ago

    Spectacular image Dave, love the perspective.

  • Dave  Hartley
    Dave Hartleyalmost 5 years ago

    Thanks!

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 5 years ago

    outstanding image Dave

  • Thanks Kathy – was worth putting up with the bugs and smell of the mud to get it!

    – Dave Hartley

  • Jessy Willemse
    Jessy Willemsealmost 5 years ago

    Very, very beautiful !

  • Cheers – sad, but beautiful at the same time – lets hope the politicians dont drag the river Murray down the same………

    – Dave Hartley

  • Digidi
    Digidialmost 5 years ago

    beautiful capture, what a shame our world is turning to this, i have browsed your other work it fabulous

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