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Gantheaume Point…

by on Oct.29, 2015, under Life, Photography

South of the broad expanse of Cable Beach on the Indian Ocean side of the Broome peninsula is Gantheaume Point. Here deep red rugged rocks are in stark contrast to the impossibly blue Indian Ocean.

This twelve (12) vertical frame handheld stitched panorama gives a good sense of just how red the rocks and earth is vs the blue water and sky.

In the Footprints of Dinosaurs

In the Footprints of Dinosaurs

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 85 mm, 1/160 sec at f/8, ISO 100 x 12 Frames

The spectacular views from the cliff section of Gantheaume Point is reached by a short stretch of unsealed road. There is a well worn track which leads to a cast of dinosaur footprints embedded into the rocks. The real dinosaur footprints (over 130 million years old) preserved in reef rock are only visible at very low tide at the bottom of the cliff.

Gantheaume Point

Gantheaume Point

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 170 mm, 1/200 sec at f/6.3, ISO 100

This very wide and thin panorama is the result of stitching twelve (12) horizontal frames taken handheld at 300mm. Using such a long focal length handheld with horizontal frames you needed to be extremely careful with keeping the horizon line as level as possible across the sequence so that the final panorama would work.

This view is looking north east from Gantheaume Point up the coast towards famous Cable Beach in the distance. It highlights the amazing deep rich red earth and rocks and white sand sitting atop the beautiful turquoise of the sea.

Turquoise Seas

Turquoise Seas

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 300 mm, 1/320 sec at f/6.3, ISO 180 x 12 Frames

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