Today I visited the Muntapa Tunnel.. Queensland’s longest straight railway tunnel (287m). It is also quite high being 640m above sea level. Now that trains don’t roar through it the tunnel is a seasonal home to a colony of bent winged bats… who were quite active this morning. And given that yesterday was a record high temperature in QLD, the cool, dark tunnel, was a welcome relief. There’s a walking trail to get to the tunnel and you can walk from one end to the other.. although I wasn’t brave enough to tackle the bats and the dark on my own.
3 shot (hand-held) HDR, Nikon D90, 18-200mm lens, processed in Photomatix Pro, shot at… well…. near Cooyar (but more accurately "the middle of NOWHERE), in Queensland Australia.

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Comments

  • canonman99
    canonman99almost 2 years ago

    excellent framing…like the portal effect here

  • Don’t tell anyone, but since I was all by myself in the middle of nowhere, with no phone signal.. this was as far as I was willing to walk into the very long, dark, bat ridden tunnel :) Next time I take hubby too.

    – Tracie Louise

  • canonman99
    canonman99almost 2 years ago

    won’t tell a soul………..mums the word

  • Thanks… I do have a reputation to uphold ;)

    – Tracie Louise

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyalmost 2 years ago

    wow! I am speachless… this is simply beautiful ;)

  • Not bad for a dirty old tunnel deep in the middle of the Aussie Bush.. eh! Thanks Manon xo

    – Tracie Louise

  • bonchustown
    bonchustownalmost 2 years ago

    What a great shot – and what a great place. One to keep to yourself and those who appreciate the bush! But, yeah, you’re right to wait for hubby. No telling who might be out there.

  • Thanks so much. Once I sprained my ankle in the rainforest and I was all alone.. this time I was more worried about snakes :)

    – Tracie Louise

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 2 years ago

    Like that you have capture the land outside the tunnel like you have escaped the damp tunnle to the fresh green of the land/ Love the texture of the brick work.

  • What a lovely comment.. thank you so much :)

    – Tracie Louise

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you :)

    – Tracie Louise

  • Lanny Edey
    Lanny Edeyalmost 2 years ago

    Nice shot Tracie. Exposed for the inside and outside nicely. Good achievement. I bet there is some good history behind this tunnel. Can you walk the whole length of it? Nicely framed ;-)

  • You can walk the length of it, and I hope to do that next visit.. just didn’t want to do it by myself.

    – Tracie Louise

  • trish725
    trish725almost 2 years ago

  • Thank you :)

    – Tracie Louise

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertalmost 2 years ago

    AWESOME Tracie !!!!!!

  • Thanks :)

    – Tracie Louise

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyalmost 2 years ago

    absolutely beautiful! I just love it!

  • That’s awesomely wonderful… thank you so much (and such a gorgeous banner)

    – Tracie Louise

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