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A Perfect Setting

by on Aug.25, 2019, under Life, Photography

For a couple of days I’d been on the lookout for a perfect setting for an image I had pictured in my mind

There are an absolute abundance of boab tree’s up here in the Kimberley. Side note this actually came as a great surprise to me on my first trip up here. Before coming I expected that I’d see some but that they’d be a rare sight. How wrong I was – they are EVERYWHERE 🙂

However whilst there may be a lot of them they are mixed in with all the other tree’s, bushes and other things you find in the outdoors

I desperately wanted one or a few isolated trees in a huge grassy plain with no other distracting trees or rocks. Bonus points if this basically extended to the horizon with nothing distracting behind the tree(s)

Alas this was proving very difficult to find

I even contacted some other (commercial) photographers (whose images I’d seen) and asked if they’d mind sharing the location. Alas whilst a message was read it was ignored…

Boab Savannah

Boab Savannah

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/500 sec at f/5, ISO 100

However – my parents joined me for a trip out along the King River Road (terrible corrugated thing BTW)

My plan was to come out here to shoot sunset images over the river and the tidal mud flats with the drone. And perhaps if I was lucky shoot some boabs with my full landscaping kit. We brought a packed dinner to have a picnic on location whilst I shot

When we got here however we found this!!! It was the perfect setting, boab savannah I was envisaging

My hope was twilight boab images were going to match my vision… we shall see…

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

A Perfect Setting

A Perfect Setting

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/120 sec at f/5, ISO 100

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