Lake Cargelligo in central western New South Wales is connected to the Lachlan River. In 2009, toward the end of a nine year drought, the lake was drained to maintain agricultural production downstream, with catastrophic consequences for the lake and associated wetlands.

Lake Cargelligo, New South Wales

Rollei SL66, Zeiss Distagon HFT 1:4/50mm, not recorded (probably 1/15 sec), not recorded (probably f/8-f/11), ISO (Electronic gain does not apply) meter set to exposure index (EI) 50, Agfa Optima 100/120 colour negative (rated: EI 50) film, either B+W Pol + KR1.5 (warm tone linear polarizer) or B+W KR1.5 (skylight) filter, Cullmann Titan/50mm ball head tripod

by Siegfried Manietta, Queensland