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The Outback - part 4

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 11 August 2017 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

If you know the Australian film, Mad Max II: The Road Warrior, you will recall the menacing mood of the Outback environments where the film was shot. Mad Max II was shot at locations in and around Silverton and Broken Hill.

I am in the ghost town of Silverton - about 25 km from the mining city of Broken Hill. Because of its authentic Outback atmosphere, Silverton and its Hotel often feature in film and TV productions. Silverton (population about 50) retains its character as a ghost town but in recent years has also become a haven for a number of artists who have studios in the town.

In my next post, we visit the unofficial Mad Max II Museum in Silverton!

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Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Génial la coccinelle avec le moteur qui sort la moto et ce café sueprbe cadrage.

11 Aug 2017 7:20am

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire Pays de la Loire, France

En photo c'est vraiment impressionnant, mais en réalité ce doit être formidable à voir.Quelle ambiance.

11 Aug 2017 7:28am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Vraiment génial ta prise de vue !!

11 Aug 2017 8:08am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a fantastic setting well captured

11 Aug 2017 8:18am

Shaun from Thorton, United States

A magnificent image. A wonderful look at Silverton. 5*

11 Aug 2017 9:53am

: Helen : from is currently photographing at home in, Australia

Fabulous shot Stephen!!!!

11 Aug 2017 10:43am

Devi from Chennai, India

Brings back memories of the movie..That car looks amazing !!! Looking forward to the next few images of the UnOfficial Museum:)))))))))))))))))))))))

11 Aug 2017 10:47am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb place !! Beautiful composition .

11 Aug 2017 3:19pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

This looks like such a fun location to visit and to shoot photos. The wide angle works very will.

11 Aug 2017 3:33pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

reminds me of an OLD West town here in the USA. Great mood and character in this image. Was the show A Town Called ALice filmed in the Outback?

11 Aug 2017 4:35pm

@Ruthiebear: Thanks Ruthie. Yes, I understand that the mini-series A Town Like Alice was filmed at Outback locations in Broken Hill and Silverton in New South Wales and also Longreach in the state of Queensland.

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

What a great place! That car looks like something out of Mad Max! It does look so desolate out there. I love the sky! A great image!

11 Aug 2017 9:25pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very impressive shot

12 Aug 2017 1:20am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Honestly, at first glance, the first thought that popped into my head was Mad Max. I especially enjoyed the Road Warrior. A super shot of this desolate looking area.

12 Aug 2017 4:09am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

C'est du bon boulot et une intéressante recherche

12 Aug 2017 5:32am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Still has all the feel of a film set :-)

16 Aug 2017 8:38pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A fantastic dusty wide shot. I love the tie-in with movie shoots, and am reminded of another great Aussie film that too few have seen, "Wake In Fright".

5 Oct 2017 1:50pm

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