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This unnamed shearing hut in the heart of the Hunter Valley farmlands, captured on a smokey summers evening displays both an important slice of Australian heritage, and also a beautiful memory of time gone by.
The golden grasses of summer combine with debris from the shearing shed to litter the ground, on a still working farm, located on Old North Road near Cessnock, NSW.
I was told about this gorgeous spot by a mate who comes here for 4WD'ing occasionally. We were headed down to Adelaide River stormchasing, hoping to catch a stormfront as it hit the floodplains, however it was not to be. As we drove south the storms seemed to part away from us.
We moved to Plan B, this spot that I had been told the (Very rough) location of. We eventually found the road up just as the sun was starting to set. The road was extremely steep and we encountered a washout about 40m up. In the name of caution we decided to roll back down the hill, park the car and walk up to the top.
This turned out to be a bit of a mistake, the climb was 40 stories according to my wife's Fitbit, and at a very steep gradient.
We made it to the top just as the sun was truly starting to show some colour. I got out my panorama gear and camera, levelled everything and setup just in time to catch this amazing ray of light as it pierced the stormy clouds sideways from the setting sun.
A true moment of beauty in the Australian outback.
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I was heading to work one morning at a different location to normal and drove past this forest of Malaleuca trees. I didn't have my camera with me and it was one of those moments I wish I did. So from that day forward, I took my camera and left a little earlier every day, w