Lake Eyre only floods on average every seven years
The stillness of the Australian landscape always amazes me, you can wake up pre dawn not a sound not a breeze, just nothing but the early morning dawn. In May of 2011 I visited Lake Eyre driving on one of the worst roads I have ever driving in Australia (and I have a customised four wheel drive just for those type of roads). Once you have arrived at the camp ground I would recommend you go for several walks at different times to get the feel of the place. Ideally when you arrive, pre dawn and sunset.
That night I learnt the meaning of “Mouse Plague” I sprayed an insect repellant around my wheels so the mice would not climb up and find there way in to the warmish engine bay (eating cables as they go). I have a Ultimate camper trailer which I ended up putting some rope around the steps and pulling them up to stop the mice from getting in. Strangely that night the wind picked up and I thought I had a mouse in the trailer, which really freaked me out. By Morning the wind had dropped off and I had a perfect still morning for my landscape photographs.
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.