Monday, 22 August 2011

A cruel land


Last week the harsh heart of this country claimed three of the best. ABC reporter Paul Lockyer, cameraman John Bean and chopper pilot Garry Ticehurst. Men who loved their work, were extraordinarily good at what they did and loved the area that claimed their lives - Lake Eyre in the remote north of South Australia. It was their documentary on water returning to the lake that prompted me to visit the area last year. May they rest in peace.



9 comments:

Julie said...

Gorgeous photos, Ann. I remember you and I talking about the series at the time. However, I am not sure that the land as such had much to do with the crash of the chopper. Time will tell us I guess. They are bringing out today what is left of the bodies.

I will try to get the series as soon as they bring the complete set out on DVD, as I guess many folk will. It was such a song of love for our inland.

Hah ... my WV is 'gloome' ...

J Bar said...

Wonderful shots. Great tribute.

Ann said...

I don't think it did either, Julie. I probably should have titled this post, A Harsh Land. I suspect it was a problem with the chopper but we may never know.

Julie said...

Yeah, just from what rex ellis said.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Such a tragedy, grief for more families!! Excellent pictures Ann, even though harsh, it is an amazing country.

Dina said...

It's very sad to lose these men.

Your photos tell a lot.

Lois said...

Amazing pictures! I'm so sorry to hear about the tragedy.

nathalie said...

Terrible news. I feel for their familes.

Your photos are stupendous and give an idea of your country's wild and dry remoteness.

Rae Walter said...

They touched many lives through their work with the ABC, amazing photos Ann. Beautiful country.