AG Flickr photo: Finke River crossing

By AG staff 25 May 2011
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This high dynamic range (HDR) shot of crossing the flooded Finke River is this week’s contributor photo.

A HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR) shot of and outback crossing of the flooded Finke River in the Northern Territory is this week’s AG Flickr contributor photo by David Campbell.

“The photo is of my mate Sam crossing the Finke River,” says David. “He is currently driving around the country and when possible I fly in from Sydney to meet up with him in a location for a few days.

This particular trip, we were driving the Oodnadatta Track and heading up towards Alice and the MacDonnell Ranges. Everything was going fine until we were heading back down south towards Coober Pedy so I could fly home. It started to rain and didn’t stop and once the outback roads get some solid rain they turn to mush and are closed until they dry up and are re-graded (which can sometimes mean weeks).

In the end I was stranded at Oodnadatta for three days and eventually had to get a private charter plane back to Coober Pedy in order to get back home for work. Welcome to the outback! It’s tough going at times but well worth it and the people you meet along the way always make for a memorable trip.”

The image was captured with a Canon 5d mark II with a 17-40mm f4 lens and a polarising filter.

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