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Burra Homestead



Famous to Midnight Oil fans for featuring on the cover of Diesel and Dust – also shot by Ken Duncan – this old homestead at the foot of the Mt Lofty Ranges ...
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Famous to Midnight Oil fans for featuring on the cover of Diesel and Dust – also shot by Ken Duncan – this old homestead at the foot of the Mt Lofty Ranges was abandoned long ago by smallholders unable to sustain a livelihood on this rain-starved land. Ironically, this iconic scene of golden rural Australia is looking a lot greener now after all the recent rain – if you visit in September-October, you might even find it surrounded by canola in bloom, though the crops are rotated. Hence you might not see this this exact scene. Drive north on the Barrier Highway for 6km from the centre of the historic town of Burra – once a major copper mining centre and also a location used in the filming of Breaker Morant. You’ll see the homestead on your right about 100m off the road. But bear in mind it’s on private property, so unless you ask permission for a closer look, you can only view it from the road. The building faces west so visit in the late afternoon to see it in its best light.
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RDVPhotography PRO+
 
RDVPhotography July 31, 2016
Excellent B&W development, lots of drama!
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Sdonion August 02, 2016
Such a cool photo! I totally remember it from Diesel and Dust!
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Eyeconic January 10, 2017
Wonderful image - Great incorporation of barren lanscape to match the building

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Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken at Burra,South Australia
Time
Photo was taken at around 4pm
Lighting
The sun was getting low in the sky so i had to rush and take a few shots before the sun disappeared behind the hills
Equipment
Taken with Canon EOS 5D MKII,EF 16-35mm F2.8 II USM
Inspiration
This old homestead was made famous by Australian Landscape photographer Ken Duncan.The photo appeared on the album cover of "Diesel and Dust" by Australian rock band Midnight Oil
Editing
I processed the image in Adobe Lightroom
In my camera bag
Canon EOS 5D MKIII,Zoom lenses,Tripod,200mm f2.8 prime lens,100mm f2.8 macro
Feedback
Take your time and walk around the subject taking lots of photos,then you'll have many to choose from that appeals to you the most

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