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The Junction…

by on Mar.21, 2016, under Life, Photography

My daughter and I were on our way back to the Karijini ECO Retreat from Hamersley Gorge when we arrived at the junction of Karijini Drive and Bunjima Drive which heads out to the ECO Retreat and Weano Recreation Area. This is one of the two main entry points into Karijini National Park.

Of course the skies were clear and the stars were out in a brilliant array (as they were most nights we were travelling). I didn’t have any lens wider or faster than my 24-70/2.8 with me today so that’s what I had to work with here.

The Junction

The Junction

NIKON D750 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm, 20 sec at f/2.8, ISO 8000

We’d just driven for 75 minutes to get here from Hamersley and we still had about half an hour to go to get to the ECO Retreat where were staying. My daughter wasn’t all that pleased with me stopping here at the junction of two roads in the middle of nowhere and taking some shots, but hey she’s come to expect that of me by now :)…

In the foreground we have Mount Bruce (Aboriginal name is Punurrunha) which is the second highest peak in Western Australia. Above the Milky Way streaks out of the junction and over head.

The end of a very busy day which started with a sunrise shoot at Hancock Gorge, then a side trip to Tom Price, then to Hamersley for the afternoon and finally time to head back to camp and hopefully a good nights rest before getting up before sunrise and doing it all again tomorrow! :).

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