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Pemberton photos karri forest trees in mist Western Australia

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Forest Pemberton Australia

Pemberton photos karri forests and wine region Pemberton photos nearly always have karri trees somewhere in them. These Australian hardwood giants dominate the region and lend themselves to much of Pemberton’s visual character and timber town history. In 2008 I had only recently acquired my first digital camera. It was a Pentax K10D, with a […]

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Echidna Chasm Kimberleys Western Australia

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Echidna Chasm Kimberleys Western Australia

Echidna Chasm Kimberleys Echidna Chasm Kimberleys starts as a wide flat creek bed entrance into the East Kimberley Bungle Bungles. A short 10 minute walk down a rocky creek bed and soon narrows into chasm walls on either side. As you walk further into the massif the walls become deeper. High above the sun hits […]

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Karri forest Margaret River Boranup Australia

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Boranup Margaret River Australia

Karri forest Margaret River Karri forest Margaret River with coral vine and purple hovea wildflowers at Boranup just south of Margaret River. This unique stand of karri forest is the most western edge of the karri forest belt. These  karri grow in limestone based soils as opposed to dark rich karri loam which is found […]

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Thrombolites Lake Clifton Yalgorup Mandurah

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Yalgorup National Park Australia

The thrombolites Lake Clifton  in Yalgorup National Park are about 100km south of Perth. These rock like structures, a form of microbialite, occur in rocky clumps which look similar to the famous strombolites found within Shark Bay’s Hamelin Pool, some 800km north of Perth. Strombolites are examples of one of the earliest forms of bacterial life […]

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Soft muted colours of a winter morning Canning River

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Canning River wetlands soft muted colours

Soft muted colours of a winter morning. With clear winter nights those chilly mornings are upon us again (chilly in Perth is when it drops below about 5ºC !). The samphires in the wetlands around the Canning River change colour this time of year from dull green grey to a soft mauve or pink. See […]

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Pine bark patterns Pine Canning River Regional Park Perth

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Pine bark patterns Canning River Regional Park Perth

Pine bark patterns Canning River Regional Park Perth. There is an old pine tree I frequently pass which wears the scars of bush fires it has survived thus far. I say ‘thus far’ because pine trees are not native to the region and where it is situated it is surrounded by highly flammable eucalypts and […]

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Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse four seasons in one day

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Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

Cape Naturaliste at sunrise with the shadow of the Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse  projecting across the Cape’s heathland. Spring is a wonderful time of year to be out photographing. Of course there are the Spring wildflowers, but even more exciting is the constantly changing weather and the drama it plays out on the landscape. I had left […]

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Shrines fishing gods

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Shrines fishing gods Blackwood River Augusta Western Australia

Shrines fishing gods: we were walking around Augusta just on dusk, down by the banks of the Blackwood River. A beautiful windless evening with barely a ripple on the water. The clouds’ reflections were creating abstract patterns with soft pastel hues. Fishing is obviously a popular activity and every 20 to 50 metres dotted along […]

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Donnelly River Pemberton

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Donnelly River Pemberton

I was weighing up whether I should go or not, stay put and relax as the day draws to a close or get my backpack and tripod ready and head out?  The cloud had been building steadily all day with an increasing south westerly wind and now, in the late afternoon it was completely overcast. […]

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Long exposures film or digital?

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Lefroy Brook Pemberton Western Australia

Long exposures film or digital? When film exposure becomes greater than one second, you begin to enter the world of long exposures. Apart from the need to steady your camera, usually with a tripod, images created from long film exposures start to behave differently to shorter “regular” exposures and this requires a modified approach to […]