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The Cobbled Road

by on Oct.15, 2019, under Life, Photography

We were leaving the Kennedy Range today and heading back to Carnarvon for a couple of days

We’d originally intended on staying at Gascoyne Junction for the night, but, well, there’s basically nothing there 🙁

Temple Gorge Campground

Temple Gorge Campground

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

On the way out we stopped at this historic cobbled road that we had seen when we were driving in here a few days ago

Cobbled

Cobbled

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 39 mm, 1/80 sec at f/11, ISO 64

Cobbled roads were used all around the Gascoyne Junction area and were built by men with pick and shovel during the Great Depression years of the 1930s

A work for the dole scheme funded the upgrades to the original roads that were often impassable after rain. The road was cobbled over the boggy sections to allow the mail run to get through

Cobbled Road

Cobbled Road

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/500 sec at f/4, ISO 100 x 3 Frames

From the air you get a better view of the old cobbled road heading off into the distance

Transverse

Transverse

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/200 sec at f/4, ISO 100

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Shadow Trail

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

With the sun now risen it was time for a few more downward facing images

Flow

Flow

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/30 sec at f/2.8, ISO 160

Then it was time to land and pack up before heading back to the campground for breakfast

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.

Shadow Trail

Shadow Trail

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/30 sec at f/4, ISO 100

Look carefully (play where’s Rodney) and you’ll find me down below next to the trail

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Kennedy Burn

by on Oct.13, 2019, under Life, Photography

Flying even further out so that I was well past the end of this long ridge. Allowing me to look back from the point with the Kennedy Range spreading out into the distance on both sides

Kennedy Burn

Kennedy Burn

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/160 sec at f/2.8, ISO 100 x 21 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.

The sun is about to rise (behind me) in the next couple of minutes – one last chance for a 180˚ panorama before it comes up

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Kennedy Range @ Sunrise

by on Oct.12, 2019, under Life, Photography

The Kennedy Range is an eroded plateau located on the rim of the Gascoyne River catchment about 160km from the coast. The range experiences a desert climate

Around 250 million years ago, the Gascoyne region was a shallow ocean basin off the edge of the ancient Australian continent. It filled with sediment, which later became compressed to form layers of sandstone and shale. Movements in the Earth’s crust brought these above sea level where erosion has stripped away much of the rock

Kennedy

Kennedy

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/120 sec at f/2.8, ISO 100 x 21 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.

The Kennedy Range is a remnant of the land surface that elsewhere has been worn away but here forms a mesa some 75km long and up to 25km wide, oriented north to south

The southern and eastern sides of the range have eroded to form spectacular cliffs that rise 100m above the Lyons River Valley plain. These are dissected by a maze of steep-sided canyons, which have short-lived streams after rain

These west facing ranges make for some spectacular views at sunrise. The campground is also nestled right at the base of the range. This gives very easy access to the spectacular scenery

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Drapers Gorge Flyover

by on Oct.11, 2019, under Life, Photography

Another early morning rise to fly the drone in these fantastic ranges. This morning I walked from the campground along the base trails towards Drapers Gorge

Tracks

Tracks

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/30 sec at f/2.8, ISO 400

I’d take off and fly around towards Drapers (away from the campground), so as to not chance waking the few neighbours we had. The Mavic 2 Pro is very quiet anyway, but hey… 🙂

It was before sunrise again (for the best softer light). These shots were just after 6:20AM

No amazing clouds this morning but we still have the nice soft pastel skies before the sun kicks above the horizon behind me

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.

Drapers Gorge

Drapers Gorge

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/80 sec at f/2.8, ISO 100 x 21 Frames

That ridge of land right in front of us in the middle with the road into Drapers gorge to the left of it is the escarpment we’d climbed yesterday morning

You can also see the Temple Gorge Campground way over on the right

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