Well after a few chaotic weeks with work, holidays and everything in between it’s time to get this blog rolling again.
I’m getting back to the rest of my images from Karijini National Park in the Pilbara, Western Australia. As i touched previously in a post it is such an amazing area, full of spectacular scenery and the most beautiful colours. Scattered throughout the national park are a number of deep gorges, carving through the dramatic sedimentary rocks. These rocks in some gorges have been polished so smoothly by the small creeks that flow through them. Small that is untill after rain when they turn into a ferocious torrent of water. At the base of the gorges with the creeks is where Karijini hides it’s treasures for any photographer.
Hancock Gorge was my favourite out of the tourist gorges. Most of the time the gorge is 100m deep, and at some stages not even 1m wide. It creates a fantastic climb into the depths, and what has to be the most magical spot…The heart of Karijini- Kermits Pool. It is one of the most beautiful places I have been to.
I wandered into the gorge just after first light which enabled me to be in this place by myself. This not only allowed me to shoot the location without any hassles, but allowed me to sit there and enjoy it. Take it all in, imagine the thundering water and forces that have been in the area to create such a special place. Any time in the afternoon, you will have to be prepared to share with a good 30 backpackers….that, is a very different experience!! :p
The first shot is really the trademark shot for Kermits Pool. I usually try and stay away from the usual shot’s, and try and get my own view point or composition. This isn’t really possible from this vantage point but it is too good a scene to pass up. I think this cavern is perfectly made for a photo, I honestly don’t think you can go wrong with it.
The second image is taken from the other side of the pool just before it drops away into Regans Pool in the afternoon (after the backpackers left). I was amazed at the different colours found in the rocks. There are further pools and sections to be explored further down, but as I was by myself with camera and gear this was as far as I went. I will be back to get right into the depths of this gorge one day.
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