Simpson and his donkey...and Roo's. by Petehamilton

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During the height of the drought I was living in Canberra. At night, mob’s of eastern grey kangaroo’s converge on the lush lawns of the war memorial. One night I was fortunate enough to get one of them to hold a sillouetted pose with the iconic Simpson and his donkey memorial in the background. I shot this on a Olympus OM-10 35mm. I was using one of those manual shutter triggers and left the frame open for about 4 second’s.


act, australia, canberra, donkey, kangaroo, kangaroos, lapse, memorial, simpson


  • clickinhistory
    clickinhistoryalmost 4 years ago

    love the surreal nature of this capture and the pictures half and half composition

  • Yes it’s a bit unique…I showed it to the blokes at work and they teased me that I must have a cardboard cut-out of skippy LOL, Thanks for your kind words :-)

    – Petehamilton

  • Natalie Ord
    Natalie Ordalmost 4 years ago

    What a powerful image- well done.

  • Yeah, a dinky-di Aussie paying his repects :-)


    – Petehamilton

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