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Photographic Tour of the Bungle Bungles 2012

March 21st, 2012

Kimberley Photo Tour

The Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park is one of the The Kimberley’s most spectacular places. Another world of ancient beehive shaped domes, gorges, towering chasms and hidden creeks, it truly is world heritage place that you should not miss, and once you have been you will want to go back (as i do…).

The Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park, East Kimberley Region of WA

Twilight view of the Bungles from the Picaninny Creek Lookout

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Roebuck Bay Aerials

June 8th, 2011
Pindan Cliffs of Gantheaume Point in Broome

Pindan Cliffs of Gantheaume Point

While i was staying with Nigel Gaunt after the 7day Bungle Bungles photographic adventure tour in Broome Dave Bettini dropped in for a few days on his way through to many points East and North.  The 3 of us spent a few days Philosophising together about photography over a couple of Matso’s Ginger Beers, taking pictures around Gantheaume Point and hassling David about his latest purchase, a 60 megapixel Phase One… of which Nigel and I are extremely jealous! Read the rest of this entry »

Purnululu and the Bungle Bungles

June 6th, 2011

Photographic Tour of the Bungle Bungles 2011

Still up in the tropical paradise  that is Broome enjoying the hospitality of Nigel and Helen.  My wife is flying up today for the second stage of the Kimberley adventure, so i’d better have a shave and change my shirt… after i put up some images from the recent  7 day photographic tour of the Bungle Bungles that we returned from a few days ago.

Piccinini Creek and the Bungle Bungles, Purnululu National Park

Piccinini Creek and the Bungle Bungles, Purnululu National Park

Bungle Bungles reflections, Purnululu National Park

Bungle Bungles reflections

The massive wet season that has just concluded has affected Purnululu National Park as well, with the road in only opening up a few weeks ago, and the second campsite and half the gorges remaining closed still.  This meant we couldn’t make it into Echidna Chasm or the Mini Palms Gorge, cutting down some of the sights and lookouts we could get to within the park.

livingstonia Palms in the  Bungle Bungles, Purnululu National Park

livingstonia Palms 100m up a sheer cliff face

To balance this up we went on a gruelling (but also stunningly beautiful) full day hike into Piccinini Creek Gorge.  Ironically, the one  who suggested the hike up the Gorge decided not to come in the end.  He missed out on some beautiful locations, but he also missed out on really sore feet that took 2 days to recover from! Read the rest of this entry »

Kimberley Photographic Tour 2011

June 3rd, 2011
Full Moon rising behind Boab Trees, Jarlmadangah community, West Kimberley
Full Moon and Boabs, Jarlmadangah

Photography Tour 2011

Back in lovely Broome after a long drive of 1000km from Kununurra after the completeion of the 7day photographic tour of the Bungle Bungles I have just completed.  Time now to take stock, do the washing, download some pictures and write a blog entry or two.  Firstly a quick recap of the 7 day photographic tour of the Kimberley which concluded in Kununurra a little over a week ago.

Initially we intended to go across the Gibb River Rd from Broome to Kununurra on this 7 day photo tour, camping in many of the scenic locations along the way to photograph and swim in tropical waterholes.  That was plan A.  But, the record biggest ever wet, which has filled all the waterholes to overflowing, has also destroyed all the dirt roads making many of them still impassable.  Even Windjana Gorge, one of the most popular scenic spots in the west Kimberley, was inaccessible and shut until only a few days ago.

Saddleback Ridge at El Questro Station, East Kimberley
Twilight view from Saddleback Ridge, El Quetro Station

Fortunately we had a plan B (and indeed even a plan C), and as it turned out plan B proved to be an amazing experience that was unique and vastly differant to what most people would ever experience in the Kimberley, one i’m sure we will all remember.

Photographing the Cockburn Ranges, Kimberley Region
Photographing the Cockburn Ranges

Since the Gibb River Rd was not an option we headed South East out of Broome and straight to Jarlmadangah Aboriginal community.  Where TJ and Sarnold from the community acted as our guides for the time spent there.   They showed us many beautiful locations on their country and shared some of the stories and cultural significance with us all teaching us some of the importance that country has for Aboriginal people, perhaps planting the seed for better understanding between us. (Pictures from the previous blog entry are from Jarlmadangah)

Photographing the Cockburn Ranges, Kimberley Region
Photographing the Cockburn Ranges

After  2 nights at Jarlmadangah we took off on the main road and drove all the way round to the other end of the Gibb River Rd, which was open for a part of the way, to El Questro Station, one of my all time favourite locations in the Kimberley.  We remained camped at El Questro for  3 days, and i think we could really have stayed longer.  El Questro has an enormous number of beautiful locations and is a photographers paradise.

To read a full review of this Kimberley 7 day Photographic tour written (much better than i can) by one of the participants click Here.

All these images were shot on the Canon 5D Mk II, and there are many more to come…

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Closer to the Kimberley Photographic tour 2011

April 22nd, 2011

It’s been a while between blog posts here, i’ve been really busy preparing for the upcoming Kimberley trip (for the 7 day photographic tour of the Kimberley and the 7day photographic tour of the Bungle Bungles) and renovating the house, and getting married…
you get the idea.

I got a little time this week to sit and play with some images, and since i’m leaving for the Kimberley in less than 2 weeks i thought i’d put up a new Kimberley image… new because i’ve never showed it before, but i actually shot it last time i was up in the Kimberley,  last year.

River system on the Far North Kimberley Coast, Western Australia

Tidal River and mud flats

I shot this image out of the window of a plane on the way back from the Mitchell Plateau headed to Broome.  I don’t know the name of the river, but i figure thats not important anyway.  I have many images from that trip last year that have never been seen.  I hope to remedy that in the near future, plus there will be all the new images from this next trip.  I can’t wait!

This was shot on the lovely Fuji GX617 (thats for sale by the way) with the Fujinon 90mm f5.6 lens, on Fuji Velvia 100 of course.  The 90mm lens is the 35mm equivalent to about a 24mm lens.

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