The November Mallee photocamp was based at Morgan, which is located in the corner where the Murray River turns to flow south. The mallee scrub is being cleared and replaced with irrigated agriculture.
Whilst there I spent an afternoon photographing along the southern bank of the River Murray at Moorook. This hamlet is between Kingston-on-the Murray and Loxton on the Sturt Highway, and so it is a part of the Riverland region in South Australia.
I had briefly photographed along this stretch in the 1980s (in black and white) and then around 2004 (in colour). I remembered photographing along this stretch of the river as I drove past it on my to Loxton to do some research in the Loxton public library. I did some scoping on my return to Morgan from Loxton.
I went back the next day to photograph with the 5x4 Linhof. The light was quite different--overcast with spots of rain. The landscape looked more depressing.
I did look for the trees that I had photographed on those occasions, but I couldn't find them. I thought that this tree may have been one I'd photographed in the 1980s. If so, it had lost a lot of its branches.