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Swimming in Lake Argyle…

by on Sep.10, 2015, under Life, Photography

The views out on the lake were breathtaking, but we both really enjoyed swimming off the boat in the middle of the lake just before sunset.

Swimming in Circles

Swimming in Circles

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 56 mm, 1/60 sec at f/6.3, ISO 180

It’s not everyday you get the chance to go swimming with 30,000 freshwater crocodiles :).

Swimming in Argyle

Swimming in Argyle

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 40 mm, 1/40 sec at f/6.3, ISO 160

We got to jump off the roof into the water off the back of the boat and drinks and nibbles were sent out to us on floating rings into the water. What better way to spend the late afternoon than relaxing and swimming in the wilderness. The water whilst cool wasn’t as cold as I’d expected either.

Note: These photographs (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.

One important piece of info for those coming here. There is absolutely no mobile reception at Lake Argyle resort – not at the caravan park or the lookout above the lake, the dam or anywhere around there.

However whilst on the cruise out in the middle of this massive lake we had intermittent 1 or 2 bar Telstra reception. Very random but welcome when you are cut off from the world so much up this way :).



NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 300 mm, 1/320 sec at f/6.3, ISO 160

The late afternoon light just before sunset was magnificent. It just made the hills glow with golden glory and the varied patches of soft light and shadow were a photographers dream.



NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 62 mm, 1/100 sec at f/6.3, ISO 100

Swimming done it was time to head back towards where we’d started.

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