Story of Rock Island BendWritten by Mike Clifford/HeartlandOutdoorsman.Com
HeartlandOutdoorsman.Com FREE Spring Photo Contest! (Keep hotlink intact for reproduction) Peter Dombrovskis' most famous photograph, Rock Island Bend, was iconic image of campaign to stop Tasmania's Hydro-Electric Commission damming Franklin River. When it appeared as a full-page advertisement in Herald just before 1983 federal election, caption was "Would you vote for a party that would destroy this?" The Franklin River was saved with federal intervention.This was not just a political photo. It was also a good photo.
The Spirituality of Pigeons!Written by Samantha Thurlby-Brooks
I was walking down street other day, walking around pigeons and saying “good morning” to them when it dawned on me just how precious they are to lives of city slickers.
How many of us have a dislike for these feathered creatures? I often see children chasing pigeons round in circles until they fly away. Once, when I was walking down a street in Oxford, I saw a very smartly dressed man, step down off curb to chase a pigeon a few feet down road! Why is it we have such an attitude towards these birds of nature? You don’t often see people chasing black birds or robins away.
I have come to understand pigeons as being a very precious part of urban life. In places where office blocks and apartments are replacing trees and grass, pigeons still roam. They don’t hang around rubbish dumps or scavenge through our bins. They clean our streets of food we clumsily drop. They tidy up mess we leave.