By Steve Genesin. This was taken on a trip into central Australia about 100km south of Tennant Creek.

Devil’s Marbles

By Steve Genesin

Third winner Image Review 14

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark ll; Olympus 7-14mm lens; f/8; ISO 100, 1/20s

This was taken on a trip into central Australia about 100km south of Tennant Creek. They are quite a well-known landmark of the Australian outback but never fail to impress anyone who visits the site. I took this shot in the late afternoon with a menacing cloud cover and picked out a group of 3 boulders resting on each other.

Don’s response

Photographer Steve Genesin consistently finds a way to produce arresting images as his study of the Devil’s Marbles illustrates.

The sky is dramatic enough, but the front lit rocks have, for me, an almost organic quality. Looking like some sort of alien fungi, they seem to have freshly grown out of the landscape and are now about to shed their skins in the watery light of a late afternoon sun.

The square aspect ratio really works for this picture too.

Now I want to see it black and white!

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