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Kalamina Gorge

by on Sep.21, 2019, under Life, Photography

One of the gorges in Karajini National Park that I had not been to before was Kalamina Gorge

On my middle day at Dales I headed over here by myself to check it out

Angular Rush

Angular Rush

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 30.5 mm, 1 sec at f/16, ISO 64

Unlike most of the other gorges which were either close to the Dales Campground end or the Eco Retreat end of the park. Kalamina is about half way between the two accommodation areas

Kalamina also requires you to drive a way on sketchy dirt roads. The 6km drive out to the gorge on Kalamina Road from Banjima drive is particularly rough

Fall

Fall

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 49 mm, 1/2 sec at f/11, ISO 64

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.

Once there however you are treated to a lovely gorge for walking. Once you navigate down the rough stone steps at the start you have a relatively wide and flat walk along the base of this gorge

It’s probably once of the easiest gorges to walk in and best done in late afternoon to sunset like I did here

Kalamina is quite wide and open (unlike the gorges at Weano (near the ECO Retreat)). Which means it’s open to the sky so having late afternoon light bouncing down off the gorge walls rather than directly down into the gorge in the middle of the day is much better. Both for walking and especially for photography

Kalamina Shine

Kalamina Shine

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 49 mm, 1.3 sec at f/16, ISO 64

 


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