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Posts from the ‘Kimberley’s’ Category

“Another Kimberley Icon.”

Whilst the Kimberley region is a hot topic in blog land and beyond at the moment I thought I would pop up another iconic region . This time one of the most popular and picturesque gorges in the area, Bell Gorge which is around 20kms off the Gibb River road. This is the pool above the bell Falls which I have posted a photo of previously. Taken about 15 minutes after sunset.

“James Price Point”, The way it should stay.

I thought seeing as how the James Price Point is once again in the headlines I would post this pano I shot whilst I was there six weeks ago. I am not against progress,But I personally think a LNG plant here will create more problems than it’s worth, Once again narrow minded polly’s and big business are making the same mistakes they they have in the past looking for a very short term monetry gain and  a employment votes fix for issues that are much deeper and  are all to hard for them to cope with.I could go on about this issue but I just end up depressed about it all and can’t believe how out of touch and materialistic most people are these days. It will all come back and bite us on the arse in the not to distant future, That I am fairly sure of.

Bungle Bungles.

Reliving memories of our time in Purnululu National park, This shot was taken on a very overcast day when most of the people camped out there were heading out of the place not wanting to get stranded if there was a lot of rain and the roads out would have been closed. It was the best time to be there, interesting light and a lot less people. Just how i like it.

Back on the Gibb.

Going back through the many hundred shots from the top end trip and this one came together quite nicely I thought. The Gibb River road has changed a lot since our last trip along it around ten years ago, there are a lot more sealed sections of road now and this is one part coming out of one of the creeks. the road is like freeway these days and could be driven with a two wheel drive car at the right time of the year.

“Windjana wandering”

Another one from the Gibb River road run. This is probably my favourite gorge in the area, Quite different from most of the others with a pleasant walk through it along the Lennard river. There were plenty of freshy’s laying on the banks sunning themselves as well. Anyway this is my take on the place, The old gate, boabs and contrasting gorge walls are what stuck in my head from a previous visit even though the entry path in has changed quite a bit from back then.

James Price Point.

Lots of discussion about this area still, we were lucky enough to be able to spend a couple of days at a great little camping spot not far from the point itself.

Not another Waterfall ….

Yeah I know, another bloody waterfall.  I just couldn’t go past this one though. I took several shots of this spot but found it really difficult to get good exposure through the whole image no matter what time of the day. A bit of cloud cover may have helped but that wasn’t an option. Maybe a medium format camera is the go with shooting gorge type stuff to get a better dynamic range ?…. anyway  closer framing was the way to tackle it and this is the result.

Time to reflect.

On a boat today and up the mighty Fitzroy River. Geikie gorge is not just for geeks after all and we had a relaxing cruise with a front row seat to see this amazing section of the river. the picture tells the story of what it was like.

Echidna Colours.

I was able to spend a few hours in this amazing part of the Purnululu national park a couple of days ago watching the ever changing colours as the day progressed. I took stacks of pics and these are just a sample of what I got.  I kept thinking what a great place it would be to shoot a wedding for some reason, might be a bit of problem getting a wedding party in there but it would be a heap of fun and the backgrounds would be mind blowing.

“Peaceful Pentecost”

Just got back from a couple of days out on the Gibb River road, We were there 10 years ago and I missed the opportunity to take a decent shot of the good ol Cockburn ranges with the Penticost river in the foreground. This place must be photographed more often than Uluru I reckon. I waited for about two hours for people to stop driving over it and stirring it up and I’m glad I did as I think this shot taken around fifteen minutes after sunset came out better with the evening afterglow and nice even light through the image.