Lake Cathie had been dried, burnt, flooded and drained in the two year period leading up to the point in time that this photo was taken. Natural tannins from the vegetation are leeching out into the iron stained water as water levels in both Lake Cathie and Lake Innes drop rapidly after a channel was excavated through the sand bar at the entrance.
The iron within the water was originally contained in the soils beneath the surface. Drying exposed these soils to air which in turn creates sulfuric acid which mobilises the iron.
Giclee quality photographic print on Moab fine art paper which is a 300gsm natural rag 100% cotton paper of archival quality. The print is 160cm by 61cm. Prints are individually signed and numbered.