Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Burra Homestead

The old BURRA homestead is one the most photographed in Australia, and was made famous by one of the best photographers in the world, Ken Duncan. The photo has become an outback icon after being used on an Australian rock band's album cover (Midnight Oil,1987), that went platinum world wide.

The original Duncan print is sold out, so I had to go take a few shots of my own.

 For; ABC Wednesday, Outdoor Wednesday, SkyWatch Friday

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Burra is a pastoral centre and historic tourist town in the mid-north of South Australia. It lies east of the Clare Valley in the Bald Hills range, part of the northern Mount Lofty Ranges, and on Burra Creek.

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68 comments:

  1. those smooth, soft hills in the background are such a lovely backdrop for this old homestead. it's picture-perfect. what a wide open expanse of sky.

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  2. Wow.....these are excellent Karen, what a beautiful colors.

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  3. Fantastic photos, Karen, and they do capture the feeling of remoteness and isolation and so much beauty! Great ones for the B Day!

    Sylvia

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  4. nifty building!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  5. Beautiful place. The landscape is amazing.

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  6. You caught the vastness of the land. Reminds me of the plains of the midwest. Except our pioneers built of sod and wood.

    Thanks for stopping by. Sharp eyes. I do believe the cards are handmade.

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  7. The first shot is lovely - great composition and I love the swirls of cloud in the sky.

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  8. BeAuTiFuL! :) That would be a great gift, framed!

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  9. love the super wispy clouds - don't know the story of the house so that's another thing I've discovered today.

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  10. This reminds me of the Canadian prairies in some ways. These are beautiful captures that surely are as wonderful (if not more so) than the famed posters you speak of. :)

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  11. Brilliant choice for B week, and I also think it looks a bit like the Canadian prairies!

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  12. Great shots of a lonely house in a desert. It must be very isolated there, dry and hot in summer.I live in a country with sometimes too much water.
    Thanks for your visit.

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  13. Beautiful! It looks so very isolated.
    Jane x

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  14. Nice photos. I had to look up the album color. It was cool photo too. What fun to find something like this and recreate the image.

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  15. I'll bet it was quite a place in its time.

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  16. These are fantastic shots of such a beautiful place. The sky blew me away and of course the landscape and homestead are beautiful.

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  17. Impressive that it is kept that well. Great pictures indeed ! Thank you for the memories with regard to the music.
    Please have a good Wednesday.

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  18. Beautiful. Looks like they could do with some rain too!

    Hope you will please drop by and enter my $50 Overstock.com Gift Card Giveaway!! If there are 500 entries, the Gift Card will increase to $100.
    Honey

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  19. What a wonderful job you did on capturing these sights as you did. Truly a remarkable view.

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  20. You have really captured the flavor of this theme.

    I love the colors and the crispness of the closeup.

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  21. Love the stark quality of the "album cover". Beautiful country and terrific photo.

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  22. Wow you are lucky to take a picture of this landscape. Is there somebody living here or taking care this place? Looks well maintained.
    ^_^

    Blue

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  23. What a nice capture! These are picture-perfect, Karen. The first photo conveys the vastness of the land and the isolation of the homestead, the second one proud and dignity of it that have survived there alone. I wonder what history the homestead have witnessed together with nature only. Thank you for sharing.

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  24. Cool pics, it must be nice to live in such a house. Greetings from China.

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  25. I love the first one, Karen, it is perfect!

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  26. Oh, I forgot to answer your question! The duck in my photo is a Muscovy. Her owner tells me that it is a Brazilian perching duck. Now you know as much as I do!
    Blessings!

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  27. Beautiful Burra! And, it is nice to learn something new too.

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  28. So isolated but with such gorgeous surrounding!

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  29. Beautiful photo -- the colours are perfect.

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  30. I can see why it would be the most photographed.It is so starkly beautiful. And it must be dreadfully hot there, with absolutely no shade!

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  31. Expansive, isolated, great composition and color.
    Joyce M

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  32. Just gorgeous!! And I bet if you were able to pan out and do a 360 sweep, there'd be a whole lot of not much, almost as photogenic as the homestead. Unlike here, where if you find an iconic old building in green or yellow fields, it's only yards from a mess of factories or the sprawling modern farm which replaced it!

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  33. Those pictures are just to beautiful to describe. It looks like a very isolated area of the country. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for your visit to my ABC post.

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  34. Very beautiful with the contrast of warm and cold colours.

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  35. What a serene looking place. The old building is just perfect!!! Love shots like this, looks like mountains and prarie--so beautiful. Thanks for stopping by my Outdoor Wed post.
    Ann

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  36. Very beautiful place and your photos are great!

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  37. Really beautiful photos for Outdoor Wednesday!!

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  38. what gorgeous photo's.....i love them both!!

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  39. What a striking subject to photograph! Well done.

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  40. love it, remember it well *smiles*

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  41. How so very interesting!!! I can see just why it's an icon. Just look at the countryside....beautiful!!!!!

    I always enjoy you visiting with me...thanks for stopping by yesterday.


    My Thursday Post Link: Nor-r-r-r-m!!!

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  42. I love to learn about Australia! Thanks for the post - beautiful pictures!

    ~Tiffany

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  43. Interesting place, awesome dramatic sky too. Thanks for sharing:)

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  44. Wonderful photos! I have been reading Road to Coorain to a friend, and this would have been the sort of house she would have lived in. Brings part of the book to life for me...

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  45. Great shot of an interesting sight!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  46. Amazing colors in your pics!

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  47. nice shots

    happy SWF


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  48. Great shots. I've gone and grabbed my copy of that album, Diesel And Dust, to listen to tomorrow!

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  49. Karen, That first photo is fabulous!!! What a great scene-missed seeing that when we were in Australia several years ago. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

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  50. the first photo is outstanding! it is simply beautiful.

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  51. you certainly put your own stamp on an iconic image

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  52. Awesome photos, very scenic! The first is my favorite. Happy skywatching!

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  53. Hi there - thats such a classic set of images. I nice re-make of a well know view.

    STewart M - Australia

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  54. it's beautiful in a lonely kind of way

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  55. The sky cooperated with those wispy clouds, great shots.
    Here in California's gold country we have a lot of derelict old buildings but I don't think I have seen one as picturesque as this.

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  56. Wow..beautiful shots, and love the feel of texture in that building!

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