Impossibly Blue…

One thing you notice pretty quickly out here during the day is how impossibly blue the skies are.

With incredibly clear skies and not a cloud to be seen all 360 degrees of the horizon it’s amazing just how blue it is.

We stopped at Saddle Creek rest area for a morning tea stop. The cliffs here were very pretty with trees growing out of the sides. It was an opportunity to shoot more of these lovely Snow White stemmed ghost gums against the impossibility blue skies.

Impossibly Blue

Impossibly Blue

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 300 mm, 1/320 sec at f/8, ISO 500

Note: These images (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger – so click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer.

Ghost

Ghost

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 300 mm, 1/320 sec at f/8, ISO 720

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 92 mm, 1/100 sec at f/8, ISO 200

and a little side story…

We’d driven almost 1,000 kilometres from Darwin into the remote wilds of the Northern Territory and as you can imagine traffic signals are not something one expects to see out here in… well… nowhere. I mean we don’t even see intersections for days let alone red lights…

But here you go – even in the strangest of places…

Stop on Red

Stop on Red

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 85 mm, 1/500 sec at f/5, ISO 100