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Boab Dreamtime

by on Nov.29, 2018, under Life, Photography

We had originally thought of staying in Wyndham for the evening but it was still early so we left Wyndham and headed south. Eventually we arrived at the crossroads between the Great Northern Highway and the Victoria Highway

There isn’t a lot here – it’s an intersection of two major highways after all :). However there were a number of other caravans and campers setup here in the rest area so we figured we’d join them



NIKON D750 + 14.0 mm f/2.8 @ 14 mm, 30 sec at f/2.8, ISO 4000

There were a few nice looking Boab trees in a semi clear area nearby. So I went for a wander with my daughter just on sunset for a bit of a recce. Surprisingly even though we were literally in the middle of nowhere we had good mobile reception here. So as the sun set over the Kimberley’s we Facetime’d the family. They could enjoy the sunset behind the boab trees with us 🙂

After dinner I went back to the boabs to see if I could make use of the clear skies and the stars again. The moon was well and truly out by this stage. Quite high in the sky and more than a quarter moon. Very much not ideal for shooting the milky way. The moonlight did however light the landscape turning night into day so I had to work with it as best I could

I figured the best way to deal with it was to simply include it in the frame. For the image up top I’ve moved up quite close to the boab to let it fill a lot of the frame

Boab Dreamtime

Boab Dreamtime

NIKON D750 + 14.0 mm f/2.8 @ 14 mm, 30 sec at f/2.8, ISO 2500 x 3 Frames

I then took three horizontal overlapping compositions moving from top to bottom to create a vertical panorama. I had to drop the ISO down to 2500 so as to not totally blow out the upward facing frame

I really like this final image with the milky way reaching way up into the sky

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