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Ngumban Cliff Landscape…

by on Oct.16, 2015, under Life, Photography

I’m a landscape photographer at heart but my typical “landscape” work usually involves water (and a lot of it) in the shot. Living in Sydney with it’s vast coastline and harbour I’m surrounded by sooo many fantastic waterfront locations to shoot. So to be more specific I’m really a certain type of landscape shooter – typically called “seascapes”.

Out here in the remote inland wilderness of the Kimberley’s and certainly at this time of year (the dry season) vast areas of water just aren’t very likely :).

The views I saw from many of these locations and this fantastic view from Ngumban Cliff Lookout typifies the look of those famous Australian outback painters I’ve grown up admiring.

Ngumban Cliff Landscape

Ngumban Cliff Landscape

NIKON D750 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm, 1 sec at f/11, ISO 100 x 3 Frames

This three horizontal frame stitched panorama taken from next to the caravan just after sunrise was my favourite from the morning session. It so reminds me of those paintings I’ve seen of outback Australia from those landscape masters. Those colours, those textures, the shapes and undulations of the land, the ghost gums and the fabulous light they captured on canvas.

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.

Another three horizontal frame stitched panorama. I never used to take horizontal frames for a horizontal stitched panorama – always favouring vertical frames for vertical resolution in the final result. This trip has taught me that even an old dog can be taught new tricks, and sometimes convenience and time trumps all.

Morning View

Morning View

NIKON D750 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm, 1/5 sec at f/11, ISO 100 x 3 Frames

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