Afternoon Light On The Rocks

Just hanging out for sunset, watching the light cross the rocks.

Fannie Bay, Darwin NT. Australia. 2016-0083-Edit

Fannie Bay, Darwin NT. Australia. 2016-0083-Edit

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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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High Tide At East Point

When the tide comes in the trees along the shore at East Point stand in the water for a few hours, cooling their feet off!

East Point, Darwin NT, Australia. 2016-0044

East Point, Darwin NT, Australia. 2016-0044

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Ubirr Rock Art

I was truly impressed by the rock art at Kakadu, a record of life thousands of years ago. While I was standing there admiring the art, I could imaging people like me spending hours and hours carefully crafting their own vision of the world, just as I try to do.

Ubirr Rock Art, Kakadu National Park. NT Australia. 2015-2254

Ubirr Rock Art, Kakadu National Park. NT Australia. 2015-2254

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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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Sunset Over Darwin Harbour From East Point

It’s been hot and we haven’t had any rain to help temper the humidity of the wet season┬áso by the time I got to this location I was soaked in sweat! Before I arrived at this location I had been in an area shielded from the breeze but as soon as I stepped out of the car here I was met by the cool breeze coming off the water and the promise of a beautiful sunset. This part of East Point can be difficult to photograph, it’s a great place to watch the sunset but it can be difficult to find foreground-background compositions that I like to use. Luckily, I have been here before so I used some tried and true compositions as well as experimenting with some new ideas as the light faded away for the day.

East Point Reserve, Darwin NT. Australia. 2016-0068-Edit

East Point Reserve, Darwin NT. Australia. 2016-0068-Edit

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East Point Cliffs Glowing At Sunset

Took my first trip out for 2016 last night and the sunset did not disappoint. Unfortunately, I was in the wrong place! I was hoping to get some good shots of a group of trees that become submerged at high tide (I might post these images later) but at the sun dipped below the horizon I could see a band of cloud that I knew was going the light up so I scrambled back to the car to get to a different location. I was right but this particular sunset was very difficult to shoot because the clouds with the nice pink colour were up very high so it was hard to get foreground features composed with it.

Later, all that was left was a faint flow on the horizon and this painted the cliffs at East Point in a very warm light which you can see here.

East Point, Darwin NT, Australia. 2016-0071-Edit

East Point, Darwin NT, Australia. 2016-0071-Edit

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Tree Overhanging Yellow River – Kakadu National Park

I booked a sunset cruise on the Yellow River as part of my trip to Kakadu. The good thing about being in the park on a weekday during the off-season? You get the boat to yourself! It also turned out that the tour guide is also a photographer so he was more than happy to move into places that got the best shot. Two hours just flew by, we had some interesting light, great scenery and diverse animals. Here is a shot I really like of the way that the trees interact with the water, there was so much to shoot – there will be more to come!

Yellow River, Kakadu National Park. NT Australia. 2015-2434

Yellow River, Kakadu National Park. NT Australia. 2015-2434

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Ubirr, Kakadu National Park

The visitors guide suggests that Ubirr is a great place to watch the sunset and they aren’t wrong – as long as the clouds don’t move in at the wrong time! What I waited for the sun to set I spent time photographing the rock art in this area and looking for interesting landscape compositions. This area really came alive about an hour before sunset when the sun poked its way through the clouds to cast a soft, warm light over the area. I took some shots of this very dynamic rock with equally dynamic light upon it and I’m very happy with the outcome.

Ubirr, Kakadu National Park. NT Australia. 2015-2266-Edit

Ubirr, Kakadu National Park. NT Australia. 2015-2266-Edit

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