FINALLY, finally – Time to look at my favourite place for photos

It seems to have taken so long to get to my favourite photos of the trip. Coober Pedy was an absolute surprise for me. I never expected that it would be so good to photograph.

Coober Pedy, South Australia

We arrived in the afternoon from Alice Springs. We spent what was left of the afternoon opal shopping. Again Suzzanna dragged me into the shops. Yeah, I was kicking and screaming, please no more shopping. Okay, I’m lying I wanted to look as well. I even bought some. They weren’t as expensive as we thought. I mean some were, but we got some that were okay. We liked them.

That night we just got a pizza and headed back to our dugout for the night. We stayed at the Underground Gem for the two nights we were there. It was really comfortable and we both liked it. If you check out that link you can see what it was like inside. So weird to be sleeping underground. Though it wasn’t really underground as the places are more cut into the side of the hills and rocks.

I decided when I went to sleep that if I woke up early for the sunrise I would get up and take some photos of what was around us. I did wake up and I went out the door and just walked around the area of the house.

There was a lot to see and photograph. I have to say that the sunrises and sunsets in central Australia are so amazing. Coober Pedy included. The colours just bring the landscape alive. I am just in awe when I look at the photos. I hope you will be too.

I only went about 100 metres from our front door and got all this. I’m going to show you a gallery now, just remember to click on an image to get the carousel of the images. All images were taken with my Fujifilm X-S10 and the Tamron 18-300mm lens.

I’m leaving it there for today more from Coober Pedy next time.


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  1. Leanne, there is both beauty and heartache in these images that to me, depict life the ebbs and flow of everyday life. I particularly love the driver- less truck in the gloamin….

    1. It is an interesting place, a photographers delight, but not so much for many of the people trying to make a living there. Thank you.

    1. That’s great to hear Reinhold, I loved that old car so much, couldn’t quite understand how it got there, but oh well, great subject. Thank you.

  2. yeah. nice.


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