tiabunna's photos with the manual focus

Salt museum

Salt museum
This is (rather laughingly) called a "museum" of equipment from the old salt extraction works which operated at the Pink Lakes from 1916 until the 1970s. In the background is a pile of salt, extracted but left behind when the operations ceased.
Added on October 14, 2017

Once was

Once was
The remains of the Salt Town. Salt harvesting at the Pink Lakes began in 1916 and a small town with a school was here in the 1920s and 1930s. At first salt was taken out by camel trains (the image in the note appears to have been taken on a picnic day),…
Added on October 14, 2017

Ringnecked Parrot

Ringnecked Parrot
The interesting thing about the Ringnecked Parrot is that it comes with variations of colour across different parts of Australia - though all have the yellow ring around the back of the neck. This is the Mallee area form, another in the note. Also a note…
Added on October 13, 2017

Across the lake

Across the lake
Across one of the Pink Lakes. The water is extremely saline (up to 800 times that of sea water) and home only to an algae which coats itself in pink extrusions to protect itself from the sunlight.
Added on October 10, 2017

Mallee gum

Mallee gum
I've read that there are about 40 different species of eucalypts in the "mallee gum" category, so I won't try to identify this one further. :-) They grow in the drier areas of Australia and are characterised by having spreading branches without a trunk.
Added on October  2, 2017

Up above

Up above
Looking up into the Milky Way, again through Scorpio but a dark sky and without the moon (see my earlier image). This is a stitched panorama of two images. What fascinated me, on viewing it, is that no fewer than five satellites/space junk items have le…
Added on August 30, 2017

Passing through

Passing through
Taking a break in my China series to post this image from last night of the Space Station (ISS) passing directly overhead, just past the moon and through Scorpio. Best to view large on black, there's also a note.
Added on August 29, 2017

South end, Dark Beach

South end, Dark Beach
Following from my previous image, this is the escarpment at the southern end of Dark Beach. I must admit that I didn't realise when I was there that the fallen rocks on the beach looked so much like turtles!
Added on July 19, 2017

Dark Beach

Dark Beach
The name "Dark Beach" derives, with little imagination, from the dark gravelly sand covering on this small beach. Better large on black.
Added on July 18, 2017

Isobelle

Isobelle
It's not often I post a portrait. My grand-daughter was visiting yesterday and was good enough to sit long enough for me to grab this. Don't they grow so quickly!

Posted this, then checked the IMA site - found some of the best news I've seen for quite…
Added on July 12, 2017