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Quick Update

Hi Guys, hope 2011 is treating you well so far. Hard to believe it’s nearly already the end of January!! I have a few images to go through which I’ll hopefully have posts up for in the near future. Been extremely busy and also had a few other projects i’ve been trying to do. Which has left me with little time to actually go through the images I have. Been out in the storms we’ve had lately, driven a lot of km’s without much reward so far- but it’ll pay off for me if I keep getting out there.

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Fortescue River

Here’s a quick image that I took last year. We had some decent rain which got the Fortescue River flowing again. It was amazing standing by what is normally a dry river bed, with the water flowing past, the birds with a new found energy and just take it all in. I only took a couple of photo’s, and didn’t think I had anything but this image grew on me.

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kermits portrait

This next image is of Bek and me down in Kermit’s Pool in Karijini, a chance for you to see the body behind the images….. I mean face. lol. Those bloody big feet of mine look like kermits feet anyway hahaha. Bek’s first time there, so was a great time. The light was pretty harsh by this time, and the flare was pretty much impossible to avoid, but some nice memories to have 🙂

 

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Flashback to Karijini

I’ve posted a few topside Pilbara images lately so thought i’d head back to an image from Karijini, which really is one location I get excited about whenever I think about it. Yes it’s been photographed a million times, but so has Cottesloe, The Boat Shed, Sydney Harbour etc etc- all images that are in just about every photographers gallery.

Those places have no real meaning to me- so therefore won’t appear in my image galleries, Karijini however ignites a passion within me. My love for the outdoors, my love for adventure, my love for my home- Australia, or more specifically- Western Australia, a place I could not imagine living without. Many a times it has taken my blood, in some funny silly ways, some more serious ways. But forever it will be in my blood, feeding an insatiable desire to experience even more magical moments and create memories I’ll never forget. Well I hope not for many many years anyway. I’ve had a taste, and will not stop until i’m totally fulfilled.

 

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Kermits Cascade

This image is again of Hancock Gorge, or more specifically- Kermit’s Pool. I’ve mentioned previous times how fortunate i’ve been to experience this unbelievable spot by myself on 3 occasions now. For about 2-3hrs each time. Each time i’ve snapped a few images, then sat in awe for the rest of my time. Yes it is a more classic image, but it is pretty hard to go past a place that stirs such emotions it does within me and not bring a bit home with me.

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Hancock Tease

When it comes to the Pilbara, there’s really only one thing people expect. This has become evident when after my previous posts from the region, I got “where’s the waterfalls, where’s the gorges”. So, here they are! 😀

I love the top terrain, but in the gorges I definitely am in my prime. I love clambering, so gorges are perfect places for me. I’ve not had a chance to head down into the grade 6 area’s as every time i’ve been by myself with camera gear- not very often I listen to common sense but this is one lol.

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Kermits Trickle

More of Hancock gorge when I return from Perth, so to start is just the one image (and a nifty wordplay in the title lol) from the amazing Kermit’s Pool. I was once again privileged to have this place to myself for about 2-3 hours. Freeking awesome!! 🙂 Click on the thumbnail to see it in near full size goodness!

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Hancock Gorge, Karijini National Park

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 kawa11

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. kawa16

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