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Pic of the Week_The Painted Desert

A surreal beauty is evident at dusk at the Painted Desert in South Australia

Hasselblad 503CW camera and Hasselblad 150mm f4 Sonnar lens with Kodak Professional Ektachrome 100VS film

The Painted Desert is located northeast of Coober Pedy in South Australia. On the way to the location I stopped briefly at the Dingo Fence, one of only 3 man-made structures (I believe) that’s visible from space. The other structures in question being the Great Wall of China and the Hoover Dam in the U.S.A.

Famous for its natural beauty this isolated location has been employed as a set in motion picture films such as Mad Max.

The location’s vivid color palette, the result of erosion over 80 million years, makes it a wonderful place to visit and photograph, particularly at the edges of the day when the landscape takes on a somewhat surreal appearance. Just be sure not to run out of water or fuel. And don’t forget the spare.

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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography


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