Monday, September 28, 2009

Desert Storm on the Granite Belt

Anyone on the Granite Belt this past week could be forgiven for thinking they were in the Middle East. The huge sandstorm tinged the sky orange, and blurred the usually picturesque landscape.

Most of us spent the day trying to keep the dust out of our eyes, mouths and homes. But the avid eye of local photographer Cory Rossiter took advantage of the unusual scene and used it to his artistic advantage at the Granit Belt pyramid. The images, taken at around 8am at Ballandean, are reminisce of the originals - minus the goats, camels and Egyptians.

Quite apt really, considering the Muslim world is celebrating Eid - although at least in Stanthorpe we can enjoy it with great wine.