The Mighty Ghan

I recently got back from a trip on The Ghan for the magazine (article HERE if you’re looking to kill a few minutes ๐Ÿ™‚ ) and this is one of the shots that I took of the carriages as we got off in Alice Springs.  The trip was great but when we stopped at Katherine and Alice I didn’t want to get back on….just wanted to get into a 4wd and take off in search of ‘perfect light’.  The second shot is Cape Spencer lighthouse on Yorke Penninsula in South Australia.  I have been guilty of bagging out South Australia in the past, I’m not usually a wine drinker so the Barossa Valley doesn’t really thrill me. When I got off the Ghan I decided to take off to Yorke Penninsula for a few days instead and was suprised to discover just how beautiful it is down there.  Will post a few more shots from that region soon.

5 Responses to The Mighty Ghan

  1. mervfrench says:

    The Ghan would be a great trip Sandy you would have liked it for sure as I can tell from the story
    . I’ve travelled up beside the line in a 4wd for a little way and love the country out around there.

    That lighthouse looks interesting.


    • mervfrench says:

      Oh yeah I managed a quick shot from the marina during the wedding last week , its on the blog.

    • Cheers Merv. It’d be great to drive through the middle (it’s on my list of things to do) By the way, great effort getting shots off during the wedding. I was at a wedding at kings Park on the weekend and wished that I’d taken my camera to get the dusty pink sky over the city.

  2. Hi Sandra,

    I love the Ghan shot. Very iconic. I see what you meean about the Eyre Peninsula now. The lighthouse shot is really nice as well. I love the use of the footpath as a leading line.


    • Thanks Jamie….it’s actually Yorke Peninsula (Eyre was too far away for this trip) and it does have some lovely spots. If you’re ever in SA I’d recommend the drive ๐Ÿ™‚

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