Pics of your 4wd in Beautiful Places

phs

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yeah there are some great tracks there and some places where i thought were impossible for a vehicle to go but heh

that’s for sure our first trip there was 08 we were all young had cheap 4wds all with open centres, the crossing on Macalister river track were all over the bonnet we thought there was no chance of scaling butcher country but all managed to complete the climb with minimal recoveries

we turned off at the link track, started caladonia river track ( slow going ) decided to turn around and head up dingo hill even though the map said it had been shut for many years to our luck it had just been re opened
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maddon

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that’s for sure our first trip there was 08 we were all young had cheap 4wds all with open centres, the crossing on Macalister river track were all over the bonnet we thought there was no chance of scaling butcher country but all managed to complete the climb with minimal recoveries

we turned off at the link track, started caladonia river track ( slow going ) decided to turn around and head up dingo hill even though the map said it had been shut for many years to our luck it had just been re opened View attachment 69438
it was all a bit more exciting when luke had a flat tyre on the side of a mountain and one of the vehicles front end assembly decided to collapse due to all the bolts having fallen out / broken ..luckily there were some guys that were well prepared and had spare bolts and got the vehicle going again ... that was with mr rum and a few other undesirables from this forum on the way down to one the victorian gatherings lol
 

darb

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Memory is getting expensive these days, and just purchased a new server. Lol

ha ha

@Patriot something gone weird with image uploads? Even modestly sized images now say they're too large? (i cbf' going and re-exporting photos to compress the file size, forum has always done what it needed to do... and bandwidth / high res screens is everywhere these days!)
 

phs

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ha ha

@Patriot something gone weird with image uploads? Even modestly sized images now say they're too large? (i cbf' going and re-exporting photos to compress the file size, forum has always done what it needed to do... and bandwidth / high res screens is everywhere these days!)

yes I noticed the same thing the other day such a Shame a lot less people will post photos
 

peterfermtech

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yes I noticed the same thing the other day such a Shame a lot less people will post photos
I'm not sure why this site is serving large un-optimised photos anyhow. It is just costing data and performance. A couple of the photos above are 4000 px wide when they only need to be 1200 or at the most 1920 and with compression they will probably be less than 10% in size.
 

darb

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Just tried to post photos, it's not accepting most "the file uploaded is too large for the server"

oh well
 

John U

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Rosebery (Vic) silo art. Taken on route to Big Desert
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Brim Silo Art
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Boat ramp to nowhere (Western shore of Lake Albacutya. Hasn't filled since 1974)
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Purra Track (Northern edge of Lake Albacutya).
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North South Track - Wyperfield National Park.
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Sunset Big Billy Bore lookout
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Milmed Rock sign in book (Covid related content)
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Pretty self explanatory
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Succulent plants at Round Swamp
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Colly18

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I love it that you are getting out and about. But I must admit that most 'silo art' I've seen in S.A. and Vic. does little to impress me and I'd rather see the silos painted plain white. Yeh, I know most will disagree and I'll get howled down for suggesting such!? :)
I do admit that 'the proof is in the pudding', and it does generate tourist visitation to these communities. However, the artist in me would love to see more creativity (doing something original/different/more creative). This gives an example applicable to an urban site in Vancouver, Canada.
 
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