Mullock Heaps of Creswick Through Infrared Photography

In the area around Creswick in central Victoria there are the often large remains of tailings from the gold mines that dotted the area in the 19th Century. These are called Mullock Heaps and mainly consist of overlying rock and quartz.

While to some these are a blot on the rural landscape, to a photographer they present many opportunities for photography. A recent trip there with my converted for infrared photography Canon 350D and a selection of lenses produced the images below. The camera used a custom white balance and I shot in RAW. These were processed in Adobe Camera RAW and then in Photoshop. Most had levels adjusted individually in each colour channel, a slight contrast improving curve and an increase in colour vibrancy.

Some of the landscape looks positively lunar

2 thoughts on “Mullock Heaps of Creswick Through Infrared Photography”

  1. These are amazing shots! You have captured the enormity of these mullocks which many drive past without a thought. Many hours of hard labor contributed to these piles. Do you mind if I ask where they are in relation to creswick

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