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Karijini ECO Retreat

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

We were leaving Dales Campground today to head around to the western end of Karijini National Park and the Karijini ECO Retreat

The Anthill

The Anthill

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 53 mm, 1/60 sec at f/8, ISO 80

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 settled in there I went for a walk to nearby Joffre Gorge which is right within the ECO Retreat area

Once at the bottom I headed left to shoot up the gorge where you can see these fabulous weathered layered gorge walls. Like thousands upon thousands of thin layers of coloured rock



NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S @ 26.5 mm, 1 sec at f/11, ISO 64

In the other direction the brighter red cracked rocks fill the gorge area heading towards the waterfall

Red on Green

Red on Green

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S @ 24 mm, 1.6 sec at f/8, ISO 64

When I was down the bottom photographing I met this nice young German couple

We got to talking and we had a shared keen interest in photographing the Joffre gorge under the milky way

Checking PhotoPills we worked out that tonight was going to be pretty ideal to have the vertical expanse of the milky way lined up with the gorge itself

We could setup in the bottom of the gorge near Joffre falls and look up at the sky with the tall 100m high gorge walls on either side of us. For a short while the milky way would line up with the narrow crack of the gorge. We had a short window of opportunity straight after astronomical twilight (an hour to 90 minutes after sunset) to shoot

So we made a plan to meet back here around 6:30PM (after sunset and in the dark :)) to shoot the milky way from just after 7PM

Red and Green

Red and Green

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S @ 14 mm, 2 sec at f/13, ISO 64


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