Golden Gully, Tambaroora - Larger arch by Rosalie Dale

Golden Gully, Tambaroora - Larger arch by 

Taken on our recent RedBubble Rumble in the Hill End area of NSW. There will be many versions of this being uploaded! How stunning was the first glimpse of this massive formation as we made our way along the creek bed.

A government document says “The Hill End-Tambaroora Gold Field was one of the richest gold mining areas in NSW, and the first reef mining area in Australia.
Gold was discovered in 1851 at Golden Gully, when prospectors worked their way north east from Ophir, where the first alluvial gold mining in Australia had commenced a few months previously.
Gold mining licences were introduced in May 1851; they cost 30 shillings per month and were only issued for alluvial gold.”

It is interested to see Russell Drysdale’s painting of this area, done in the late 1940s. Very different!

A single jpeg x 3 processed in Photomatix, finished in CS3

FEATURED in Red Door Creative Group May 2011
FEATURED in Landscape Photography Group Dec 2014

I suffer from viewfinder vision (find myself visualising a frame around everything I see) so my genre is “anything that moves and most things that don’t”!!

I don’t so much wish to document places and things, as to evoke feeling and emotion.

This leads to a diverse portfolio and constantly overloaded external hard drives…not to mention some burning of the midnight oil as I keep looking for that elusive perfect process for yet another ‘masterpiece’!!!

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  • Dianne English
    Dianne Englishalmost 4 years ago

    I think we need a Golden Gully Challenge !! I like your different angle Rosalie :) x

  • I think Ian’s one of Waz standing on the top would win hands down – although we don’t want to encourage the boys, do we!

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnalmost 4 years ago

    Nice one Rosalie

  • Hey Michael – trying to think of a meetup closer to home soon, then you’d have no excuse not to join in! Thanks for tne encouragement.

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Sharon Kavanagh
    Sharon Kavanaghalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous colours captured… Luv the treatment (and I’m with Di haha)…

  • Sharon yours without any treatment at all is amazing. Mind you Mother Nature does a great job in the first place! Thanks heaps …

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely image Rosalie, very “golden”, it looks as though you could just bend down and pick up some gold, now wouldn’t that be lovely…… love the arch, beautiful angle :o)xox

  • It’s amazing Josie. Can you imagine this area when there is heavy rain? If nothing else it keeps the fossickers going, seeing if any more gold has been washed out. Those walls are pocketed with man-sized tunnels where people have dug their way in looking to strike it rich. I guess one day OH&S will make it all out of bounds!!

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Warren. A. Williams
    Warren. A. Wil...almost 4 years ago

    Interesting week end you must have had. , like the comp & detail

  • Brilliant weekend Warren. Many thanks

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Clive S
    Clive Salmost 4 years ago

    ": Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • GailD
    GailDalmost 4 years ago

    Nicely shot Rosalie. Each of our shots are different so Di’s idea may not be a bad one.

  • Yep we are compiling a list of challenge topics to consider … that should be one of them!

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanalmost 4 years ago

    We all loved it down in this gully Rosalie and you have captured it beautifully. I’ll go along with the Golden Gully Challenge … what group can we add it to♥

  • We may need to string the challenges out over a month or two I suspect! Maybe National Parks?

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful place, nicely captured Rosalie …

  • Thanks Tom

    – Rosalie Dale

  • Gilberte
    Gilbertealmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful view and interesting story Rosalie

  • Appreciated Gilberte xx

    – Rosalie Dale

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