As well as the bushy clumps of “grass” there are occasional spindly grass stems rising to knee height. They are very thin but their presence – foreground centre and left – seem to push the desert back a mile or two. Very gratifying. I think the dark patch is the result of controlled burning some time ago, for the shed bark of the eucalyptus litters the ground. Putting it in has anchored the foreground which again helps to create distance. Finally, I have removed one of the brighter clumps – they were a bit even – and feel that the composition is better for it.