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Covered up by the tide

At low tide this little spot is just another rock overhang, one of many along the Nightcliff shoreline. As the tide comes in it overhangs the water and the objects that the water brings with it. When I got to this spot the tide was coming in and I could see that I would have only a few minutes to set up and get the shots that I wanted. The first two shots were a bust because it was so humid that the lens fogged up! I got this shot after cleaning the fog off (and getting my feet wet as a huge wave came in) but not long after I got this shot the water was coming in too high to get a good composition. I was a little worried that I didn’t get a shot with some nice water motion but I was really happy to see this when I got back to my computer.

2016-0160. Nightcliff, Darwin NT.

2016-0160. Nightcliff, Darwin NT.

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Leading Lines In The Rocks At Fannie Bay

A week ago I spent the evening down at Fannie Bay, I had shot in this spot before and was determined not to shoot these rocks! When the sky turned pink it became too tempting and I made this image as well as the many others that I will post soon!

Fannie Bay, NT Australia. 2016-0107-Edit

Fannie Bay, NT Australia. 2016-0107-Edit

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Floating On The Yellow River

When I was out at Kakadu I booked a cruise on Yellow Waters at sunset. Waiting around for the cruise I became pretty confident that there would not be many people on the boat! Eventually the driver/tour guide showed up and confirmed that I was going to have a private tour, luckily he was also a photographer and had his own gear with him so this would be a photography focused tour. We cruised around for a couple of hours stopping in a lot of great places to get great images and my guide was more than happy to take requests so that I could get the shots I wanted.

I really wanted to capture the flours poking through the lily pads that are on the water, I love the way that nature adjusts to the water level and still grows even when they are flooded.

Yellow River, Kakadu National Park, NT Australia. 2015-2394

Yellow River, Kakadu National Park, NT Australia. 2015-2394

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Tree Growing In A Cliff At Kakadu

Beside Motor Car falls there is a tree growing in the most impossible of conditions. Not only is it rooted in the side of a cliff but it is constantly buffeted by wind and water coming off the falls. Oh, and it gets little sunlight in the position it is in. Just goes to show that nature always finds a way and it makes a really interesting contrast with the colour and patterns to the rocks behind it.

Kakadu National Park, NT Australia. 2015-2555-Edit

Kakadu National Park, NT Australia. 2015-2555-Edit

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Kiwani’s Cabin At Sunset

It’s not often that I forget my camera but I left my camera behind when a group of us decided to check out the Sandia Tranway in Albuquerque. By the time I realised that it was still in my room it was too late to go back, what the hell – I’ll make this a scouting trip and then come back another day. We took the tramway from Albuquerque (at 6,000ft altitude) to the top (10,000ft) and the hike to Kiwani’s cabin seemed interesting. Now, I’m a sea level person and even walking along level ground at 10,000ft got the heart and lungs racing! Walking uphill was a whole lot more effort but it was worth it! The views were stunning both along the trail and at the end. It was so good that I decided that I needed to shoot it the cabin that night so after walking 2.5km to the hut I walked it back, took the tramway back to Albuquerque, drove back to get my camera and then repeated the whole trip back again.

By the time I got back to the cabin it was right on sunset and I was exhausted but I managed to capture some great images of the hut and the scenery (to follow soon).

Kiwani's Cabin, NM. 2015-1784

Kiwani’s Cabin, NM. 2015-1784

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Empty Tables

I have a thing for empty tables at restaurants so I was glad I bought my camera to breakfast today. I’m in Albuquerque, New Mexico (yes, the place where Buggs Bunny should have turned left!) for work so we went to the Old Town this morning. Pretty interesting place with lots of different architecture, I took a few snaps but spent most of my time looking for some local artwork to take back home. Now I have to squeeze two works into my luggage and hope they don’t get crushed on the way home…..

Empty Table

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Casting a net at East Point Reserve

I went out for a shoot on East Point Beach tonight, I’m trying something different, results of which I should be able to show you soon! While I get my act together and process my images, here is a photo of someone who walked into my shot… He was casting this net up and down the beach – not sure what he was trying to catch but I don’t think he got anything 🙁

Casting a Net. East Point Reserve, Darwin, Northern Territory. Australia. 2015-1670.

East Point Reserve, Darwin, Northern Territory. Australia. 2015-1670.

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Reflections

How many layers can you see in this image? Reflections are great when you have the right light and subject matter 🙂 University of South Australia, Adelaide.

2015-1311

2015-1311

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Berry Springs Reflections

Two weeks ago I went out to Berry Springs which is about 45 minutes away from where I live in Darwin. This was my first trip here so I didn’t know what to expect, of course being the dry season I should have expected tourists! There were plenty of people there having a great time swimming in the springs so my first task was to find spots that were not being used and to eye out a few places for later. Everyone except the three of us photographers cleared out around 6 o’clock leaving us with the place to ourselves. Except that the park shuts at 6:30! The ranger quietly hurried us up so we had to work quickly to make the most of the good light before we were locked in! We drove out of the park at 6:31 and the ranger locked the gate behind us. Maybe I’ll visit early in the morning next time.

2015-1257-Edit

2015-1257-Edit

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While I Was Waiting

I’d finished up shooting and walked back to the car park, my wife was going to pick me up but she had not arrived yet so I looked around for something to shoot while I waited. I could see the orange glow very faintly on the horizon, there was not much light left because the sun had gone down almost an hour before. With nothing else to do I decided to take a couple of shots anyway. I took some horizontal shots and then decided to switch to vertical to emphasise the transition from light to dark, focusing was difficult – it was so dark I had to manually guess the focus on the live view screen of the camera – not an easy task with all the sensor noise the camera was generating!

When I had finished the exposure I was pleasantly surprised! Almost invisible to the naked eye but obvious after a long exposure was the pink, whispy clouds in the centre of the frame, by sheer luck I had composed them beautifully and they helped with my intent for this image – to emphasise the transition from light to dark. They go beautifully against the reflection in the water and the glow on the horizon. This might just be the best image from this shoot and one that I never planned to capture.

2015-0993-Edit

2015-0993-Edit

East Point Reserve
Darwin, Northern Territory
Australia.

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