This picture was made whilst I was on a phototrip for the Mallee Routes project. I stayed at Tanunda with the people walking the Lavender Trail and travelled into the Murray Mallee each day. This road trip was a little break from working on the aesthetic essay for the Adelaide Art Photographers 1970-2000 book for Moon Arrow Press.
I spent a lot of time driving across to the Murray mallee on the eastern side of theRiver Murray, as well as between Cambria and Sedan. I was trying to trace the old railway line from Sedan to Cambria. This is the railway siding at Sedan:
I read somewhere on my iPhone on the trip that camera sales keep on shrinking or that the industry is in transition, even though people are increasingly relying on imaging for stories in their daily life. The smartphone with its touch screen has disrupted and transformed the entire photographic industry. The iPhone vs Google Pixel vs Samsung is a marketing battle, much of which centres on the camera, in-camera processing and computational photography. One consequence of this disruption is that entry-level APS-C style cameras (point and shoot) are on their way out. That shifts the emphasis to the higher end or top shelf full frame market.