Drought Breakers? by Steve Chapple

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Stark dark clouds coming in over drought affected land between Pinnaroo and Loxton in South Australia.

Not a drop fell but it gave the sense of impending rains much needed in that area.

The Barb you see is actually the top strand on the original normal stock fence that has been covered over by drifting sands. A new one has been put up behind it..

Quite a scary sight. Just what is happening to our earth??? Nature reclaiming the land?

Canon 400D 18-55 lens processed in PS3.

HDR originally merged in Photomatix.


  • Lars
    Larsalmost 6 years ago

    wow beautiful

  • Bob Wickham
    Bob Wickhamalmost 6 years ago

    an eerie feeling in a harsh environment

  • Jaredemic
    Jaredemicalmost 6 years ago

    Fantastic DOF and perspective! Great shot

    OZZREBELXTIalmost 6 years ago

    Sceptical! I bet this dirt has seen plenty off them come and go without sharing a drop, great shot Steve.

  • JKKimball
    JKKimballalmost 6 years ago

    outstanding work !

  • Neil
    Neilalmost 6 years ago

    Very Dramatic and thought provoking Steve!

  • Dave  Hartley
    Dave Hartleyalmost 6 years ago

    Finally!!! A barbed wire fence i could safely swing my leg over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats on a great photo!!!
    Does make you wonder where we are headed.

  • AndyGii
    AndyGiialmost 6 years ago

    A beautiful but very ominous image Great work Steve

  • blondiegirl
    blondiegirlalmost 6 years ago

    Was through there a week ago on my way back from Bendigo. It is so dry and sunburt, it really is sad to see. This is quite a shot!

  • TallGrass
    TallGrassalmost 6 years ago

    I’ve travelled this region a lot too Steve – it is scary to see changes of this magnitude taking place in a relatively short space of time

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