From North Cottesloe beach we head back up to Exmouth and surrounds. If only it was that easy to do in real life! I’m sure its a lot warmer up there than it is down here at the moment. I haven’t even ventured outside at all today. Now this isn’t actually the Murion Islands as we didn’t track over them, but it was right next to them and I don’t know the name of this island unfortunately.
We were flying along at around 1500ft and we were moving extremely quickly so I had to use a very fast shutter speed to make sure that everything was nice and sharp. Again I used:
TV setting – 1/2000
I just love the green in the water surrounding the island its just so captivating. I hope you guys like it as well.
This is another photo that I managed to grab whilst in transit to Karratha from Exmouth. I have no idea why the sand was doing this at this particular place as it wasn’t happening on any of the other islands. It was really very spectacular from the air. It must’ve been one massive rip.
The whole area is scattered with really cool little islands like this one.
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This is another photo of the Monte Bello Islands. If you’re into taking seascapes then its the place for you. For those of you who don’t know about the history of the Monte Bello Islands, its quite fascinating. It was the site of Britain’s first atomic bomb tests in Australia and you can still see lots of debris and buildings that were left over from the tests. At Trimoulle Island we were able to look back and see the viewing platform that they used to watch the bombs going off, it was only approximately 5kms away from where the bombs went off. We couldn’t believe that they setup the viewing platform so close. Imagine suggesting to someone in this day and age that they stand behind a steel viewing platform and look at an atomic bomb going off!!! They would just laugh.
Those poor guys certainly weren’t safe from the fallout, fallout was even registered in Brisbane days later.
Aperture – F11
ISO – 50
Shutter Speed – 1/100sec
Cruising around the area in a boat its hard to understand how anyone could blow up such a beautiful area. These days its pristine and if you ever get the chance to head out there you should. If nothing else you might come back with a nice healthy glow. 😉
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Yes another awesome Ningaloo Reef aerial photograph! This was taken from a Sikorsky S76 helicopter almost directly opposite Exmouth. Christian, Mike, Larry and I had just flown in from the Monte Bellos and we thought we’d seen some great landscape sites out there. However, we were totally blown away with Ningaloo Reef from the air, you get to see just how wide it is and just how far it reaches.
I think next time I’m up there I’ll try and wade out to various reef outcrops at low tide to see what I can capture.
I’ve been up to Coral Bay heaps of times but I never realised the reef was as big as it is. Anyone up for a trip to Coral Bay and surrounds in the new year? We could get some awesome landscape and seascape photos. 🙂
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As we sat in the helicopter I thought we were going to have a pretty cool two hours hanging over some of the best spots around Exmouth but I had no idea just how awesome the next two hours were going to be. This was probably the best part of the trip for me. Once we reached 1000ft and started heading out to the coast from Learmonth Airport I saw Ningaloo Reef and was just amazed at how big it was and how colourful it was. This helicopter ride was a landscape and seascape photographers dream come true. For me nothing came close to this over the entire trip. Well maybe videoing the humpback whales the day before by helicopter was better than this but it would be a close call.
As landscape photographers we get to see some pretty amazing sites and scenes and for that I am eternally grateful.
Did anyone manage to capture the sunset tonight?
As a landscape photographer what would you most want to photograph? For me it would probably be Alaska, Cook Islands / Hawaii and Paris.
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Check out the concentration on Christian’s face just as we are about to take off and photograh the Ningaloo Reef!!! Feeling the pressure perhaps of having three other talented people in the helicopter?
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