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Glen Davis Capertee Valley draws its source from a photo I’d taken while driving to reach the township. In this composition the burnt sienna of the ancient sandstone escarpment has been softened by a bush fire smoke haze. The result has been a softening of the background into shades of muted mauve, blues and pastel greens. This is contrasted with the foreground painting of trees in vivid deep greens and wheat grass in yellow ochres.

I first visited the mining town of Glen Davis in the 1980s, just 35 years after the town had ceased production of Shale Oil and people had left it desolate in 1952. It’s just one of those places that is a photographer’s paradise at any time of the day or night.

The Capertee Valley is recorded in the top 3 widest Canyons of the world, but it seems to lose the “grand “accolade because it is not as deep as the Grand Canyon in North America. What it misses out in depth it excels in for the colour of light and shade in the sandstone escarpments and for the ancient spirit of Capertee River. And now, the harsh smells from the distillation of shale oil have been replaced by the fragrant smoke of campfires, with billies boiling tea, in the Glen Davis campsite.

Glen Davis Capertee Valley

Rodney Black

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Glen Davis Capertee Valley draws its source from a photo I’d taken while driving to reach the township. In this composition the burnt sienna of the ancient sandstone escarpment has been softened by a bush fire smoke haze. The result has been a softening of the background into shades of muted mauve, blues and pastel greens. This is contrasted with the foreground painting of trees in vivid deep greens and wheat grass in yellow ochres.

I first visited the mining town of Glen Davis in the 1980s, just 35 years after the town had ceased production of Shale Oil and people had left it desolate in 1952. It’s just one of those places that is a photographer’s paradise at any time of the day or night.

The Capertee Valley is recorded in the top 3 widest Canyons of the world, but it seems to lose the “grand “accolade because it is not as deep as the Grand Canyon in North America. What it misses out in depth it excels in for the colour of light and shade in the sandstone escarpments and for the ancient spirit of Capertee River. And now, the harsh smells from the distillation of shale oil have been replaced by the fragrant smoke of campfires, with billies boiling tea, in the Glen Davis campsite.