This outtake from a photoshoot at Magpie Springs in early autumn 2015 highlights how the little details on the land that are usually overlooked can make a subject for a photograph. It is a photo of natural decay that is outside the 18th and 19th century tradition of English rustic landscape painting, which in Australia, would become paintings of rural Australia featuring farmland, country lanes and river scenes.
Rustic landscapes do not depict a famous spot, view or monument; rather their intention is to represent the countryside and rural life. They do so in an idealising manner. It's an ideal landscape exempted in the pictures of wineries, food and colonial architecture designed in a picturesque setting for the tourist with taste who is able to view, and describe the land in terms of pictures.
These would be pastoral landscapes as they both celebrate the dominion of mankind over nature and the scenes depicted are peaceful, often depicting ripe harvests, lovely gardens, manicured lawns with broad vistas, and fattened livestock. The settlers has developed and tamed the landscape – it yields the necessities we need to live, as well as beauty and safety.