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Cape Leveque

by on Sep.14, 2019, under Life, Photography

After a torturous 3 or 4 hour drive I’d finally arrived at Kooljaman at Cape Leveque

The road here from Broome is “interesting” to say the least. It starts with 13km of bitumen road to lull you into a false sense of security

This is followed by nearly 100km of… well… frankly pretty terrible road. Not gravel but compacted red clay covered with a 2 to sometimes 10cm layer of fine powdery flour like red dust. Half of it was reasonably smooth, the other half was corrugated nightmare

That is then bizarrely followed by 85km of mind numbing dead straight bitumen

Lastly the final 5km or so is a dead set sandy goat track into Kooljaman. I was sceptical the 2WD twin cab I was driving would make it, but with a bit of speed and good fortune I arrived…

Cape Leveque

Cape Leveque

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 36 mm, 1/40 sec at f/11, ISO 90

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.

The famous red cliffs at Kooljaman at the tip of Cape Leveque. Even in the daytime they are quite spectacular. And very very red. The sandstone is surprisingly soft and crumbly. I’m surprised these cliffs havn’t quickly totally worn away by wind and water

Red Pillars

Red Pillars

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 54 mm, 1/80 sec at f/8, ISO 64

I went back to the beach at sunset to shoot them being lit by the setting sun in the west

Sunset Glow

Sunset Glow

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 24 mm, 1/10 sec at f/10, ISO 64




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