Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Mungo Tree

Mungo National Park is an isolated national park in the south west of New South Wales about 75 kilometres south east of Pooncarie NSW and 110 km north east of Mildura, Victoria. The main feature of Mungo National Park is Lake Mungo, an ancient dry lake, that dried up about 10,000 years ago. Mungo National Park is most significant for the archeological remains which have been discovered there, the remains of Mungo Man found on the shore of Lake Mungo is the oldest human remains discovered in Australia. These remains were discovered beneath the 'Walls of China', a series of low crescent shaped mounds formed by wind erosion on the South eastern edge of the dry lake. Its along this feature I found a solitary tree in the early 1980's and photographed it with my Olympus OM10 film camera.

Olympus OM10, Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/1.4
This image was entered into a photography contest by me at the Mildura Regional Art Gallery and although it won no prize it was awarded an 'honourable mention'. I have no recollection or record of any camera settings or what the term honourable mention signified.

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