I drove over 400 km just to photograph the Devils Marbles
Dawn in the outback is the best time of the day, to capture this landscape perspective of the Devils Marbles. I first came hear in 2006 where I climbed the highest rock on a moonless night rock lied on my back and looked upwards towards the heavens. A experience which I will never forget, just an amazing moment in time. But back then my film camera was not up to the standard of excellence that I expect today.
Some information on the Devils Marble’s
The Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve is located 105 km south of Tennant Creek, Northern Territory Australia. It is 393 km north of Alice Springs (a good 4 hours drive). The nearest settlement is the small town of Wauchope located 9 km which is known as the UFO Capital of Australia, strange but true. (see the Australian photos facebook site for images of this unique town http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.544282428940795.1073741844.304108199624887&type=1 )The Devils Marbles are of great cultural and spiritual significance to the Aboriginal , and the reserve protects one of the oldest religious sites in the world as well as the natural rock formations found there.
In 1870 John Ross, of the Overland Telegraph Line expedition wrote, This is the Devils country and he has emptied his bag of marbles.
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.