This picture of porous limestone rocks was made at Venus Bay on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia in 2013. It is just south of Streaky Bay. We were on a weeks holiday there with Heather Petty. Whilst there I avoided photographjng the panoramic landscape views of the cliffs and the Great Australian Bight and focused on the details which fascinated me.
It had been many years since we had last been there, and I'd never forgotten this part of the Eyre Peninsula. Yanerbie, with its massive white sand dunes that extend up to 4.5 km inland from the coast, was firmly planted in my memory, and it is a favourite photographic location of mine for photographing landscapes in South Australia. Landscape, currently has an inferior status in the contemporary visual arts. It's not a fashionable subject in the art institution.
The picture was made on the headland of Venus Bay in the late afternoon along the western part of the South Head Walking Trail which offers views of the eastern end of the Great Australian Bight. The small settlement of mostly fisherman style shacks that hug the coastline of the bay, borders the headline, and the trail around it offered an interesting early morning walk for the poodles.