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Walking through a pathway in Ayers Rock in the Australian outback, I came on this billabong with its still reflections of the rock and sky above. It’s said the word has an aboriginal root, most likely “bila”, meaning river, and “bong” or “bung” meaning dead. Therefore, a pool of water left left behind during dry times.

Just a retired old guy who loves looking for an eclectic mix of subjects to photograph, from people, to places, to concepts, and enjoys all aspects of the hunt, the find, and the shot, plus dabbling in the post production.

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist”
Oscar Wilde

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  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 1 year ago

    Beautiful abstract image..wonderful colors!!

  • gena
    visiting Ayers Rock and environs was a neat experience and learning about aboriginal culture tied to the Rock through the centuries. this spot was magical to find. glad you liked it

    – phil decocco

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 1 year ago

    great image Phil xx

  • thanks lynn
    it was a cool place in the shadows, fewer black flies, and this reflecting pond

    – phil decocco

  • RC deWinter
    RC deWinterover 1 year ago

    Great color and energy, Phil.

  • thanks RC glad you liked seeing this one

    – phil decocco

  • jules572
    jules572over 1 year ago

    I could see this image hanging in a gallery somewhere Phil, it has a calmness about it that soothes the viewer. Great use of the geometric line…Jules…Favor

  • julie
    you are too kind…….I’ll play around with some ideas on this one. I can imagine it printed on metal with a semi-gloss to matte finish…gotta play with size

    – phil decocco

  • Mike Shell
    Mike Shellover 1 year ago

    Wow! Those are the natural colors? Beautiful.

  • mike
    natural as can be. The Ayer’s Rock is a beautiful red structure with all kinds of tones at different times of day and light levels. Thanks for your comment

    – phil decocco

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