Menindee storm produces prized shot
Wednesday, 14th November, 2012
By Kurtis J Eichler
Julie Fletcher says she's no storm chaser, but the professional photographer's ability to track and monitor a storm front hovering over the Menindee Lakes led her to capture the spell-binding image known as 'Graveyard.'
"I watched the weather conditions and I've been doing a fair bit of work in the Menindee Lakes area in the last 12 months," Mrs Fletcher said.
"So hence I saw that storm front and I travelled from home in the Flinders Ranges to Menindee to try and capture some spectacular images."
The picture of murky limegreen water and deathly trees won Mrs Fletcher a People's Choice Award at the ANZANG Nature Photography Exhibition at the SA National Museum this month.
"I never expect anything," she said humbly. "You can hope and I know when I walked in on the scene that it was something special.
"I hoped I was going to capture some lightning, which I did before the front moved away."
She used a Nikon D700 to get the remarkable shot.