Saturday, 27 July 2013 11:55

Hancock Gorge

After photographing Kermit's Pool, I turned to retrace my steps out of Hancock Gorge.

With the light fading I decided to pack away my camera and tripod to reduce the temptation to keep shooting.

Almost out of the gorge I stopped to work out the way over a small waterfall. Looking back, the late afternoon sun on the cliffs above was reflected red in the pool below the falls. I unpacked my gear one last time.

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Saturday, 27 July 2013 10:25

Kermit's Pool

There’s something about hard to get to places.

This photo was taken at Kermit's Pool, part way along Hancock Gorge in Karajini National Park.

To get there I had to swim though a freezing pool, climb down a waterfall, and squeeze through a chasm about two metres wide and 20-metres long.

The best part, because I set off late in the afternoon, when I finally got there I had the place all to myself. 

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Saturday, 27 July 2013 10:18

Red dirt

Sometimes the real beauty is in the detail.

After walking around all day looking up at ridges and cliff faces of Karajini National Park, it wasn’t until late afternoon I finally looked down.

The deep red of the soil beneath my feet, was, in many ways, just as amazing as the vistas all around.

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Thursday, 25 July 2013 00:00

Circular Pool

It has taken 8,000 kilometres of driving to get here, but the gorges of Karijini National Park are worth it.

Spent today trekking though Dales Gorge with my wife, Anthea, and our daughter Queenie.

The colours at Circular Pool (pictured) were particularly spectacular.

Photo notes: used a polarizing filter to reduce water reflections and a shutter speed of 1.6 seconds to capture the waterfall. 

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