Karijini National Park after a great wet season was incredible. I thought I would start out by posting an expansive view of Dales Gorge, overlooking the popular Fortescue Falls to give you an idea of the lay of the land.
I regard Karijini as one of Western Australia’s and possibly Australia’s top locations for Landscape Photography. The place has a lot to offer, particularly after a good wet season. There are the obvious grand scenes such as the one I have posted as well as the more intimate scenes that are a real challenge to compose and make sense of. I would have liked to of spent more time doing the latter and hope to do so over the coming years.
Monument Valley is an incredible place.
This is one of those images that just looks great printed large. I have seen it printed at 90 x 36 inches and was impressed by the quality and impact.
Nikon D3X, 7 image stitch.
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Shot during winter in Monument Valley on the border of Utah and Arizona.
I just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. Thank you all for your comments and feedback. Also thank you to those that drop by to view the blog but don’t necessarily leave any comments.
2009 has been a great year, and I am really looking forward to 2010.
Here’s to 2010!
Mono Lake is situated within the Bodie Hills, on the eastern side of the Sierra Mountains. I really enjoyed shooting this area. It has a lot to offer and I would loved to have spent more time here. This image was shot just before proceeding to the shoreline of the lake and shooting the Tufas (calcium carbonate limestone towers).
This image was taken from Sausalito looking out toward Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay area. Myself and Neal headed to the location about 30 minutes before first light which proved to be a good move as this is when I found the light to be at its best for this particular morning. It was still dark so the city lights reflected nicely off the low lying cloud and light fog that was about. We were also hoping for a spectacular sunrise but unfortunately the cloud was too heavy on the horizon.
Luck comes into play in a big way when you only have that one or two days to shoot a particular location. You can do as much research as you like, and have allllll the gear at hand, but having the weather do exactly what you want, when you want just isn’t going to happen. I bet if Jesus was here today and into this whole photography thing he would capture some incredible images.
6 image stitch
This is a 8 image stitch taken at the entrance to Hillarys Boat Harbour.
I have been frustrated with the conditions as of late as has everyone else by the sounds of it. So on Thursday afternoon after having my little kip on the couch I woke up and saw some nice clouds rolling through. I thought “MMMmmMM clouds” and then quickly got my gear together and jumpd in the car. It was looking like the large bank of clouds was heading toward the Marina so I decided to head that way.
I took this shot about 5 minutes after the sun had set. The sky was actually lit up with a pink/purple cast in the easterly direction but I was knackered and figured I would stick with this frame which was shot facing north.
A figure or two walking down the path would have been nice…. and maybe a beam of light from the lighthouse. 🙂
Western Australian Maritime Museum
This was shot on the same day as my Freo Wharf shot but in the afternoon. I started to head home from Fremantle after work at around 3:30pm but stopped in at Mosman Park and Cottesloe to get a few shots as the conditions were pretty decent. I was just about to continue heading home when I saw this cloud start to build up over Fremantle. So instead of heading home I jumped in my car and planted it.
I was heading back towards Fremantle in a frantic state trying to decide what I was going to shoot and where. I ended up opting for North Mole where I managed to get this shot as well as another one of the lighthouse (the clouds were lit up orange for the lighthouse shot but I am having trouble stitching it accurately, hopefully it comes together).
When I shot this I was sitting there waiting, hoping for the purple lights on the Museum to come on. Finally they did but by that time there was not a lot of light left in the sky and the cloud cover was not quite as fierce. Shit Happens!
I took this on Friday morning. I also managed to get a fair few shots in after work on Friday but I’m yet to go through them. Hopefully they stitch together alright.