Tracks in the Wet
Australia’s Northern Territory has two distinct seasons – the Wet (Oct-Mar) and the Dry (Apr-Sep).
The Dry Season features constantly blue skies, no clouds, and no rain. The Wet features some spectacular clouds, storms and lots of rain.
The Wet Season is also a brilliant time to make photographs out in the desert – the rains bring colours, like the vivid reds, greens and blues in this image.
The Top End is an incredibly remote place – it is quite literally hundreds of kilometres from other major towns, and thousands of kilometres from cities of any real size.
This image tells both these stories to me – the colours of the Wet Season and the isolation shown by the lonely railway tracks.
These tracks are used by ‘The Ghan’, a weekly train service between Darwin and the southern city of Adelaide – some 3,000km (1850 miles) away.
I created this image on my Panasonic Lumix GX7, using a Lee Filters polarising filter and a 3 stop GND to balance the mid-day light. A small amount of post processing was done in Luminar.