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The Living Desert by Sun-Seeker The Living Desert by Sun-Seeker
The Living Desert is a collection of stone sculptures on a hill just out of Broken Hill. Scultped by Australian and overseas artists in a 3 month symposium ( living on site in tents etc ) they make an enigmatic sight in the desert. As you can see I am working at Broken hill for 2 weeks and enjoying the experience.
Can 5D with Canon L 16-35mm lens tripod and cable release. Two exposures blended, 5 minutes before sunset and 10 minutes after.
So I may not be around for a couple of weeks in an online capacity so be patient with me.
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sam-kajjan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Photographer
Amazing 
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bennyZYH Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
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aeravi Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
featured in rhythm and silence :clap:
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Those sculptures give such an amazing feel to the landscape, they've become a part of it. A natural whole :clap:
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MorningGlows Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010   Photographer
WOW! This is outstanding. The color is wonderful and the composition is amazing. Great job! ~ Winky
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substar Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
Oh wow. What can I say? You are extremely fortunate to witness these works unfolding right before our eyes. Magic.
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substar Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
I meant, right before YOUR eyes... sorry, finger trouble.
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Wodewose Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Extraordinary. I trust these aren't ancient standing stones? :D
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nellleo Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
WOW!
lovely tones!
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lewis60 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
This place we live in is so surprising. I've lived here my whole 64 years, travelled around quite a bit, and I'm still amazed. Wonderful.
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Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
yep :)
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lewis60 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Kerry says I need to go O/S. I haven't finished with this one yet.
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Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
O/S.. outside??
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lewis60 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Over Seas!
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kate44 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Interesting shot and beautiful colours. It reminds me Easter Islands too.
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Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Now why didn't they carve a head... one carving is a horse head.. I'll offer you that later
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Toothrot Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Student Photographer
Oh those are very interesting :-)
Very well captured!
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Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Thanx Mate
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farcry77 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Maybe its alien work ;) Nice place to be and capture. Good shot.
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Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Thanx Mate
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druidmyth Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow beautiful! lol ten thousand years from now some archeologist is gunna try and make a career by figuring out what these stones purpose are lmao
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Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
yep.. the brass plates might be a dead giveaway if they survive! Dry desert air.. they might! Thanx Mate
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druidmyth Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lol don't destroy my dreams jk jk
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ONEANDAhalfMEN Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
great shot david,and now i know where you are.
have a great time and how is the new car.
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Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Thanx Charles... cars going good, we are still getting used to each other.
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SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010   Digital Artist
Great lighting and a stunning shot of the wonderful rich colours of our country. Thanks for sharing David :)
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Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Thanx Mate
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
How cool.. they sort of suggest the Easter Island heads ..
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Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Well it IS nearly Easter egg time! :XD:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That's true!!
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Esteficita Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Very beautiful. :)
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Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Thanx Steff
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wildplaces Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Looks stunning! Great capture.
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Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Thank Andy :)
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icedreamer56 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
A wonderful capture, love the colours!

Its very special country out there. Got many fond memories of my times out there. Had a mate who was geologist for the mines. We were out there often to visit him! Many many good times were had!
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Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Thanx Kerry... the place fascinates me!
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icedreamer56 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Me too! I'm not sure if Den's actually been out that way....maybe we might venture out there at end of winter.
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benjamin-charles Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
Usually not a huge fan of the man-mades. I have to honestly say I like this though, interesting technique.
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Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
we don't have the buttes that you do so we have to build our own, Thanx! :)
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benjamin-charles Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
There is nothing wrong with that, and you are very welcome. Great shot.
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Chuckmeister Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010   Photographer
It wasn't two weeks David. It took them three months. I'm supposed to up there next week however that may change yet.

I'm sure you were impressed with 360 degree view of the landscape on top of Sundown Hill.
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Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
HMM...I must be loosing the plot.. I'll edit. Great desert landscape alright!
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Chuckmeister Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010   Photographer
I tell ya it's the landscape that making ya lose the plot! You'll go mad I tell ya! Mad, I tell ya !

Not to worry David, it's great shot and yes it's a great landscape alright :) Oh by the way "The Living Desert" is the flora and fauna sanctuary that's down the hill from the Sculpture Symposium. Seeeeee you gone Mad heh heh heh :D
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Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
so what do you call the sculptures???
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Chuckmeister Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010   Photographer
It was titled "Sculpture Symposium". Lawrence Beck came up with the title.

Nevertheless, the sculpture in the foreground is called "Bajon El Sol Jaguar" meaning Under the Jaguar Sun.[link]

The one in the middle is called "Angles of the Sun and Moon" [link]

The one on the far left is called "A Present for Fred Hollows in the Afterlife" [link]

This one is called "Thomasina" [link]

Yet don't worry about your title and it's appropriate. :)
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Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Thanks Holly... Some of the others a horse heads, and strange thingos but I wish they had all been in the vein of this one.
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CunningFox Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooh I love the almost mechanic like symbol cut into the first rock, very spiffy indeed and good light setting.
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