Chambers Pillar is Deep in the Australian Outback (south of Alice Springs)
This was my second attempt at photographing Chambers Pillar, there are no guarantees of good light when take photos. The first attempt was in 2006 and as luck would have it there was cloud on the horizon making that first light (usually golden in colour at that time of year) pretty much impossible. After not getting the photo I spent some time under my four wheel drive carrying out some minor repairs with fly’s busing all around me,. I can’t tell you just happy I was to get in my air conditioned vehicle and depart without fly’s , the dirt and the sweat dripping down over me.
It took five years but in June 2011 and got the light and the image I was after. The bush track had improved a great deal since 2006, but then again my car was significantly tougher.
Being a Australian landscape photographer I am no stranger to rising before dawn happily this morning did not disappoint, I got the light I was looking for. After breakfast I walked around Chambers Pillar and climbed halfway up to discover that the early explorers used it as a marking point and some of Australia’s first graffiti was written in to the rock back in the 1800’s , just amazing to think what those early explores had to endure. Certany no cold drinks or air conditioned four wheel drives back then. Just fly’s heat and dust.
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.