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Does red mean outback?

April 6, 2011

By Danielle Lancaster

Picture in your mind the Queensland outback – what do you see? Most will visualise ochre tinged sand dunes, stockmen and a vast open landscape.

The outback we are visiting while on our Bluedog Photography Outback Odyssey Tour does have all of this and something different: water. Across the outback the channel country’s claypans are brimming with water glistening in the sun. Autumn wildflowers add splashes of yellows, blues and mauves to the green and silver herbage which carpet the sand dunes. It is indeed spectacular.Spirits are high and we are enjoying this once in a life time chance to see the country so good. As we progressed on our journey to Birdsville, our home for the next few days, we saw cattle being mustered by helicopter and pulled over to watch another mob being moved by stockman on horses with their dogs eagerly obeying every whistle from the men.

Birds are in abundance. Flocks of Wedge Tail Eagles, Kites, Budgerigars and Finches are just a few we see each day on our jaunts. This arvo we are off on another – out to a ruin for sunset and a night shoot. Till tomorrow when we’ll introduce you to a few of the characters we’ve met along the way.

A sunset shoot on the Bluedog Photography Outback Odyssey Tour


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