Abstract – POLL #5

Every photographer has their own ‘style’ – mine can be a little photojournalistic in nature sometimes. (That might be because that’s what I was, once-upon-a-time.)

But I find myself, out here in the bush, really beginning to see some of the more abstract offerings.  The small things that make this part of the world unique. It doesn’t matter really WHAT it is, but taken in isolation, these things seem to take on a beauty all their own.

I decided to separate some of these out into a group all their own, for the 2014 Calendar Voting Polls – the subjects are many and varied so you will just have to go with what rings your bells!  I do apologise for the big selection – it was hard to cut them down…


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IRONBARK CLOSE – A very shallow depth-of-field image which shows a peeling finger of bark from a big ironbark tree – love the blurry colour of the hill and sky (and random cloud) in the background.

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IRONBARK GAZING – taken while riding behind a mob of steers recently, I couldn’t resist this huge old ironbark reaching its gnarly arms skyward, with the clouds echoing the angle of the branches.

oldyards_3325 eSUNBAKING TRIO – shot during a rare break from activities in the yards, this image or old timber rails, and old iron pipe unexpectedly caught three little lizards sunbaking.

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FEATHER FIND – a prized possession which still sits in Dash’s room, this giant offering belonged to a wedge-tail eagle.  I love the detail of the feather strands and the hint of dirt and dust in the background (and a glimpse of denim-blue in the corner).

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FLY ARCH – Among the many weird-and-wonderful images I shoot whilst waiting for a rendezvous with musterers, this image was shot in our thickly timbered ridge country.  This fly arrived while I shot the archway of rusty wire – how pretty is he?

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ANCIENT HAND – Taken the same day as the image above, I spotted this funky arrangement of weathered timber on the ground near where I had parked… makes me want to wave back!

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SATURATED LEAF - representative of how VERY wet pretty much everything was in February this year.

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WATERFALL FRAMED – as we explored the damage and the wonder of our floods, I captured shot of my husband watching over Violet frolicking in a small waterfall, framed by waterlogged gum leaves.

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BARBED MESSAGE – one of many flood images taken in January and February this year, I kinda felt like this section of fence was giving the clouds ‘the forks’… heh.

rain_7828 eRIPE DROPLET – The end of a timber wire gate’ lever’, mossy with moisture and ready to shed yet another drop of H2O on the sodden soil below.

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RUST & RAIN – an iron gate, it’s patina of once-white paint orange with age and a rain droplet ready to let go… pure country!

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RETIRED TRUCK – Shot during a visit to a local property, it was IMPOSSIBLE for me to bypass this old Bedford.  Red, weary, swathed in grass, fabulous…

Okay… pick your favourite 4 shots, and lock them into the poll below.  I’m hoping at least a couple will make it into the final edition…


  • RETIRED TRUCK (52%, 31 Votes)
  • SUNBAKING TRIO (35%, 21 Votes)
  • BARBED MESSAGE (33%, 20 Votes)
  • IRONBARK GAZING (30%, 18 Votes)
  • FLY ARCH (22%, 13 Votes)
  • WATERFALL FRAMED (22%, 13 Votes)
  • ANCIENT HAND (20%, 12 Votes)
  • RIPE DROPLETS (17%, 10 Votes)
  • RUST & RAIN (12%, 7 Votes)
  • SATURATED LEAF (8%, 5 Votes)
  • FEATHER FIND (5%, 3 Votes)
  • IRONBARK CLOSE (5%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 60

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Voting in this poll closes September 2.


Don’t forget to get your vote in (and check on results) on previous polls for the 2014 Oz Bush Calendar. Remember, one lots of votes per ip address.

The Cattle Poll

The Horse Poll

The Flora Poll

The Fauna Poll

4 Responses to “Abstract – POLL #5”

  1. I would have preferred to vote for Waterfall framed 4 times, but apparently can’t!

  2. Yet again not going with the populous – but loving them!
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  3. Love that Bedford! Everytime we ride past it I imagine what fun it would be to fix it up and drive it around! But I am well aware that it is very broken and far from repairing!

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