Dawn of a new day greets me at Lake Eyre
Approximately every seven years on average Lake Eyre fills with water and it was my privilege to be be back to photograph it in May of 2011. Heavy local rain in early March of 2011 supplied enough water to fill the lake to 75%. This gave me the rare photographic opportunity to drive in and photograph the lake, what did I know about the terrible corrugated road.
After avoiding the local mice that night (Outback mouse plague that year) I awoke pre dawn to witness tho stunning dawn. The on thing I cant begin to describe is the stillness of the morning in the desert prior to me capturing these beautiful landscape photographs. You just had to be there.
Most of the time the lake is just one bone dry salt pan which surrounded by the Australian desert’s. It is located some 700km North of Adelaide and was discovered by Edward John Eyre back in 1840. Lake Eyre is the lowest point in Australia, at approximately 15 m below sea level , and, on the rare occasions that it fills (approximately every seven years)
Lloyd Howlett’s Australian landscape limited edition photographs are printed on archival quality canvas (designed to last well in to the next century and beyond) individually numbered and signed. Making each print completely individual.