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Escarpment Trail

by on Oct.06, 2019, under Life, Photography

We’d decided to walk the Escarpment Trail early in the morning as it was going to be much cooler and more pleasant than later in the day

Dad and I arrived back from photographing sunrise before 8AM so there was still time for a quick breakfast. It was still cloudy and cool so we all headed out to join the escarpment trail

The Escarpment Trail (a Class 4, 3.4km return) starts at either Drapers Gorge car park or Temple Gorge campground. The trail leads into a narrow gorge that ascends to the top of the range for spectacular views

Escarpment Trail

Escarpment Trail

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 24 mm, 1/40 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.

Finding Form

Findign Form

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 70 mm, 1/80 sec at f/8, ISO 180

The colour and patterns of the rocks here is quite varied. Most of the cliffs are variations on orange, but scattered across the surface (down towards the bottom of the valleys) are very dark ironstones

Thunderegg

Thunderegg

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 70 mm, 1/80 sec at f/8, ISO 900

These look like thunder eggs or smashed eggs and make me think of meteors. When smashed open they have many many layers of very hard rock and are often hollow inside. They have this dark metallic sheen to them, some with coloured patches through them. I found them quite hard to photograph

Weathered

Weathered

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 70 mm, 1/80 sec at f/5.6, ISO 72

Rest

Rest

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 56 mm, 1/60 sec at f/5.6, ISO 200

 


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