Tin City

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© Andre Martin
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UploadedFebruary 21, 2013
TakenFebruary 17, 2013
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure1/320 sec at f/11
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length24 mm
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Clinging on to the sands of the awe inspiring Stockton Sand Dunes is the shifting shanty residence of Tin City. Living in these tin shacks, in desert like conditions are the resilient town folk. These sturdy folk have been battling the wind elements for over fifty years. With the sand advancing one metre per year they band together into digging shifts, toiling around the clock to save their shacks from being buried. The wind shifts do have a plus, as recent dunal movement has unearthed some long forgotten huts. Sadly, according to the Department of Land and Water Conservation, no further shacks are allowed to be built.

24 responses

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (21 Feb 2013):


  • peter bodigor

    peter bodigor gave props (21 Feb 2013):

    Such a cool image!!!! GREAT WORK!!!

  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols gave props (21 Feb 2013):

    This is a really cool photo. Where was it taken?

  • James Neiss

    James Neiss gave props (21 Feb 2013):

    Can I stay for a week?

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (21 Feb 2013):


  • chuck vona

    chuck vona   gave props (21 Feb 2013):

    Perfect color and composition, very nice...

  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (21 Feb 2013):

    Nicely done!

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (21 Feb 2013):


  • Charles Gossett

    Charles Gossett gave props (21 Feb 2013):

    Very nice!


    VICTOR REYES said (21 Feb 2013):


  • Dirk Fuhrmann

    Dirk Fuhrmann (Deleted) gave props (21 Feb 2013):

    Wow, great!

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (21 Feb 2013):

    Great work!

  • Reynald Schmid

    Reynald Schmid said (22 Feb 2013):


  • Katherine Nak

    Katherine Nak   gave props (22 Feb 2013):

    Fabulous art!

  • Andre Martin

    Andre Martin said (22 Feb 2013):

    This image was taken 2 hours drive from Sydney, it's a small beach town called Anna Bay an has a 30km beach with some very large Dunes, in the middle of this beach there are small fishing shacks called Tin City nestled in the dunes, a very strange but beautiful place to get away from the world.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (24 Feb 2013):

    An incredible photo!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (25 Feb 2013):

    wonderful and congrats on being member of the week!

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s gave props (25 Feb 2013):

    Amazing image... It is an extraordinary place!!! Congrats on being member of the week!


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (25 Feb 2013):

    WOW! Great image! Congrats on being Member of the Week!

  • Andre Martin

    Andre Martin said (25 Feb 2013):

    What's a member of the week ?

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (28 Feb 2013):

    Congrats on making Member of the Week!

  • Dan Arsenault

    Dan Arsenault said (9 Mar 2013):


  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (10 Mar 2014):

    love, love, love

  • Katherine Nak

    Katherine Nak   gave props (3 Jul 2016):

    Fabulous composition, and lighting. Wonderful art!

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