Abandoned Settler Home, by Cameron Cope

Australia’s rural landscape is dotted with crumbling homes that stand as silent monuments to the country’s first settlement. At first less obvious, though far more meaningful evidence of the changes that have resulted from settlement, are the radically changed landscapes that these old frontier homes stand in. The fields around Burra in South Australia are a vast display of how man can erase biological diversity and replace for the purpose of producing just a single cash crop: wheat.

Abandoned Settler Home, by Cameron Cope

Nikon D80 with 24-120mm, Exposure: 1/125sec at f/14, ISO: 100, Focal length: 24mm
Abandoned Settler Home, by Cameron Cope

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | October 24
Photo of the Day Award Category: Landscape Photography
Photograph Location: Australia

Photographer: Cameron Cope (Victoria, Australia) Registered
Cam Cope is an Australian photographer from Gippsland in Victoria. His passion is to capture exceptional images that inspire a sense of awe for life and the world around us. Through his images Cam aims to tell the stories of people, the adventures they lead and the environments they live in. He works on travel, outdoor adventure, current events, history and environment related stories. Cam has an educational background in history, film, sustainability, geography, biology and languages (with a double degree in Arts and Science from Monash University). He has a working background in environmental consultancy and speaks fluent Spanish. These skills allow Cam to engage meaningfully with a variety of subject matter and lend a maturity to his photography.Cam’s recent projects have included an 1100km sailing trip on the Queensland coast, travel stories in New Caledonia and Vanuatu, and a horseback adventure in Victoria’s alpine country.

Website: www.camcope.com
Blog: camcope.wordpress.com

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  1. David Johnston
    David Johnston says:

    Thanks for taking this photo that I was in too much of a rush to take. Burra SA is a dry old place. The deep cellars where they tried to keep food and drink cool still have some “ghosts”. If you’re lucky enough to explore South Australia, get up to the desolate places as well as the winery’s.

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  2. Alex
    Alex says:

    You follow me on twitter. I was suspicious but actually thank you. These photos are beautiful. They are my words of Australia in pictures.

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  3. MARTHA ROJAS
    MARTHA ROJAS says:

    LA FOTO POR SI SOLA ES ESPLENDIDA BELLISIMA, PERO EL FONDO DE LA SITUACIÒN AMBIENTAL ES LO CAMBIA MI IDEA, ESTAMOS DESTRUYENDO TODO POR PRODUCIR, COSA QUE NO ES MALO SI SE HACE CON LOS CONCEPTOS ADECUADOS A LAS REGIONES PARA MANTENERLAS Y DESARROLLARLAS SIN DAÑAR EL AMBIENTE. SALUDOS

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