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The Domes…

by on Oct.03, 2015, under Life, Photography

On our way back out from Cathedral Gorge we visited and area called “The Domes”. The Domes walk is connected to the Cathedral Gorge Walk. It’s simply a detour via a couple of side tracks. It’s only a very short walk so it’s worthwhile to see more of the sandstone beehives and creek beds out here in the Bungles.

Standing in Awe

Standing in Awe

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 28 mm, 1/160 sec at f/8, ISO 100

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.

Even out here these crazy amazing anthills or termite mounds are a pretty amazing sight.



NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 82 mm, 1/125 sec at f/8, ISO 100

As we were leaving The Domes walk there were some nice lowish rock domes that looked quite climbable. I “accidentally” found myself at the top of one of these :). Great view from the top of the domes so I could take this panorama of the area from up high.

I originally took 23 vertical frames handheld for a significantly more than 360˚ cover of the view. In the end I used less than all the frames for my final panorama – I preferred the slightly tighter cropped view. This still represents about a 270˚ view so what you see here is a very wide curved panorama encompassing the whole of the domes area. It also gives you a great sense of what these amazing sandstone beehives look like.

Pro Tip: One thing to note here is that I was simply too hot, tired and lazy to bother removing the circular polariser like I should have before taking the frames for this shot. With a panorama covering an area this wide I was bound to end up having extremely uneven polarisation across the sky. Even with the sun very high in the sky at midday this was still going to be a problem. In the end I got lucky with the darkened areas towards the far left and right of the crop I actually liked and the lighter highlight almost backlighting the darker beehive structures across the middle. I’d suggest don’t rely on luck tho – do it properly and remove the polariser before shooting :).

The Domes

The Domes

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 28 mm, 1/160 sec at f/8, ISO 100 x 15 Frames

After we’d made it back to the carpark and had a well earned lunch and refreshment it was time to head off to our next destination out here in Purnululu (Bungle Bungle) National Park.

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 48 mm, 1/100 sec at f/8, ISO 100

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