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Rock Arch Pool

by on Sep.22, 2019, under Life, Photography

Kalamina Gorge has two walks available once you reach the bottom of the gorge from the lookout above at the carpark

It’s just a five-minute walk taking you down some steep rock steps to the base of the gorge

To the right is a few minute walk to a small permanent pool, complete with waterfall and draping ferns

The longer walk to the left takes perhaps an hour along the base of the gorge till you reach the end at Rock Arch Pool

It’s hard to give you a sense of what it’s like down in the gorges at Karijini. Still images with the D-SLR tend to just give you a close up view of a tiny portion of the scene and wide stitched panorama’s tend to just flatten the view

As it was almost sunset and everyone else had left the gorge… and I was alone. I got out the drone near Rock Arch Pool and took this 360˚ spherical panorama so you could look around and view it in “normal” perspective as if you were here. Well as if you could float 30m up in the air at least 🙂

A little magic at the blog end and you can view the end result as an interactive 360˚ photo. Using your mouse or keyboard (arrow keys) you can control your view and pan around the scene (and even zoom in and out).
Clicking the square box icon towards the top left corner also allows you to run it full screen

The sky is all white because; it’s still very bright up there compared to the gorge which is now in full shadow with the sun low to the horizon, and the drone can’t point the camera up (more than 30˚) to take images there

The gorge walls and the water pool is nicely exposed however and lets you see pretty much what it looks like here in good soft light

If you turn around 180˚ you’ll see the natural rock arch this place is named after

Rock Arch Pool

Rock Arch Pool

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/30 sec at f/2.8, ISO 320 x 26 Frames

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.

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