Bas Relief - Kilcoy, Queensland

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Comments (4)

bdeh on October 24, 2012

Beautiful picture of this sloping landscape Ian. LIKE! Greetings Berend

Ian Stehbens on October 27, 2012

Thanks for your encouragement, Berend. This is cattle country, and the last three summers have produced abundant grass.


Amelia Royan on October 31, 2012

Beautiful curves and shadows dear Ian. It all gives the impression of a tiered vineyard landscape, so I was surprised to read your comment to Berend. Also the name of the place, Sheep Station Creek, doesn't bring cattle immediately to mind either. :))

Warm wishes, Amelia

Ian Stehbens on October 31, 2012

Hello Amelia,

We were flying very early in the morning, hence the softness of the light and the length of the shadows which emphasise the rolls in the relief.

Amelia, the naming of many features in Australia occurred during the 19th Century, before the advent of refrigeration, so sheep were then the automatic selected livestock that were driven across the frontiers. Their wool supplied the mills of Yorkshire. The graziers (selectors and squatters) sent both clipped wool and sheepskins, and the boiled down tallow back to England.

But the landscape is really not suitable for sheep most of the time, because of grass seed, wet weather and heat. Cattle are now the animal of choice, and this landscape has been ideal for cattle fattening especially these last three years with the wet summers we have had.

Warmest regards,


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  • Uploaded on October 23, 2012
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    by Ian Stehbens