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Crop Abstracts

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

We were touring the sights of Kununurra today

Visiting some of the farm produce areas allowed me to do some aerial abstracts over some of the crops in the region

Kununurra II

Kununurra II

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/80 sec at f/5, ISO 100

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.

Kununurra III

Kununurra III

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/100 sec at f/5, ISO 100

Kununurra IV

Kununurra IV

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/120 sec at f/5, ISO 100

Kununurra VI

Kununurra VI

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/100 sec at f/5, ISO 100

Kununurra VIII

Kununurra VIII

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/160 sec at f/5, ISO 100 x 3 Frames

 

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Sleeping Buddah @ Sunrise

by on Aug.20, 2019, under Life, Photography

Before leaving on this trip I’d done a fair bit of research on locations I wanted to photograph. Some land based with my traditional camera but I also researched locations I’d like to photograph via drone

Purple Buddha

Purple Buddha

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/40 sec at f/2.8, ISO 100 x 21 Frames

This was one of those locations. Inspired by some shots I’d seen posted by Ben Broady. I contacted Ben and gained some very useful information from him. Further research via google maps and voila a likely departure point

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.

With sunrise about to rise on the right the skies have filled with colour and some nice clouds always helps

Turquoise

Turquoise

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/30 sec at f/2.8, ISO 120

I mostly took stitched panorama’s this morning. Unfortunately you don’t get to see the final results till I’m back at the computer. The drone does however automate taking all of the required frames for you which makes things much easier

Rising Buddha

Rising Buddha

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/100 sec at f/4, ISO 100 x 21 Frames

Whilst I was mostly pretty pleased with all of the results. Those crazy wiggly waterways which first drew me to this location (when viewed on Google Maps) were as good as I’d hoped. Having looked at the images back on the computer I wished I’d shot from closer to the rocky mount and from a lower angle

Perhaps I’d return the next morning for take 2 🙂

Handy

Handy

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

 

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Kununurra

by on Aug.20, 2019, under Life, Photography

Kununurra is in far northern Western Australia located at the eastern extremity of the Kimberley Region approximately 40 kilometres from the border with the Northern Territory

Lily Lagoon

Lily Lagoon

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 70 mm, 1/200 sec at f/5.6, ISO 64 x 4 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.

We were back staying at the caravan park next to Lily Lagoon

For sunset we headed to nearby Kelly’s Knob to enjoy the view, and sunset

Kelly’s Knob

Kelly's Knob

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 33 mm, 1/40 sec at f/5.6, ISO 320

After sunset we headed back to the park and I wandered back down to the lagoon for a few quick twilight shots over the water

Focus stacked this shot for this very nice result

The Sleeping Buddha

The Sleeping Buddha

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 51 mm, 20 sec at f/5.6, ISO 200

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Leaving Argyle

by on Aug.19, 2019, under Life, Photography

Well after a brief stay at Lake Argyle we were leaving and heading to nearby Kununurra where we’d be staying for three nights for a little stability and rest 🙂

Leaving Argyle

Leaving Argyle

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/30 sec at f/5, ISO 100

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.

Argyle Valley

Argyle Valley

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/40 sec at f/5, ISO 100 x 3 Frames

Argyle Boab

Argyle Boab

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/40 sec at f/5, ISO 100

 

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Lake to Ord

by on Aug.19, 2019, under Life, Photography

Already a few weeks into our trip I rose early to shoot my first sunrise session

Normally I’d be on location for a sunrise shoot up to 60 minutes before sunrise. However as I knew I was going to be doing a drone shoot I planned to arrive around sunrise itself. Otherwise it would likely be too dark (and contrasty) for the drone

So I have a series of 180˚ panoramic images for you today

Lake to Ord

Lake to Ord

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/240 sec at f/5, 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 view of this massive lake under glorious early morning light is pretty magical

Lake Argyle

Lake Argyle

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/320 sec at f/5, ISO 100 x 21 Frames

Lake Argyle is Western Australia’s largest and Australia’s second largest freshwater man-made reservoir

At maximum flood level, Lake Argyle would hold 35,000 gigalitres of water and cover a surface area of 2,072 square kilometres

Ord

Ord

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/400 sec at f/5, ISO 100 x 21 Frames

Damned

Damned

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/320 sec at f/5, ISO 100 x 3 Frames

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