Karijini, WA

 

 

Hamersley Abstract – Hamersley Gorge, Karijini National Park, WA

To me Hamersley Gorge showcases how the time curved or formed the Gorge. It’s like a giant rock that’s been chopped by a very large knife, that created also an abstract like patterns. That is why I called these Hamersley Abstract.

F16 @ 1/50 s ISO 50 EF 16-35 mm L lens @ 27 mm

Tree on the rock wall – Karijini National Park, WA

This photo was taken at circular pool, Hancock Gorge. The tree growing out of the vibrant red rock wall captured my attention, it’s amazing that it can grow there! The sun was too bright on the left hand side of the frame. That is why, I waited a while for the sun to go down, until I can visualize the composition that I like.

F4.5 @ 1/320 s ISO 50 EF 16-35 mm L lens @ 35 mm

Joffe Gorge

A mirror like reflection on the water in Joffre Gorge at sunset, draws you into this idyllic scene.  Karijini National Park is such a very unique and beautiful place the red dirt and the snappy gums trees add on to it.

F11 @ .6 s ISO 50 EF 16-35 mm L lens @ 33 mm

Spider walk gap, Hancock Gorge, Karijini National Park, WA

F22 @ 4 seconds ISO 50 EF 16-35 mm L lens @ 16 mm

This is where the spider walk begins going to Kermits pool and Reagan’s pool.

Joffre creek, Karijini National Park, WA

F22 @ 8 seconds ISO 50 EF 1-35 mm @ 27 mm

This is where the water is coming from going to Joffre waterfalls, in Karijini National Park.

Kermits Pool, Karijini National Park, WA

F22 @ 8 seconds ISO 50 EF 16-35 mm @ 27 mm

Kermits pool is in Hancock gorge. To get in to the Kermits pool is to walk passed the narrow passage called “Spider Walk”. A lot of people get scared once they saw the passage. But its not that bad, the gap is not that big and can easily placed both feet on each side of the wall just not to get wet from the water passing.

Joffre Gorge Lookout, Karijini National Park, WA

F11 @ 1 Second ISO 50 EF 16-35 mm @ 21 mm

Joffre Gorge is just 10 minutes walk from the Eco Retreat. It’s quite a steep climb down to the pool and then to the water falls but well worth the effort. Take your bathers/swimmers and enjoy a refreshing dip in the water. There are so many opportunities to take photos’ here, it’s just a matter of how long you want to spend down there and the time of day to get the right exposure. I hope you enjoy this image from the top of Joffre Gorge.

Crossing “The Spider Walk” Hancock Gorge, Karijini National Park, WA

F22 @ 2 seconds ISO 50 EF 16-35 mm @ 16 mm

This is how to get in to Kermits pool in Hancock Gorge, Karijini National Park. These is my second shot I took when we got there. I was setting up, then I saw those people trying to climb the wall. Its a good timing after I set up my camera filter and my settings they started to climb down. The Lady with the cowboy hat was reasonably sharp even though its a 2 seconds exposure as they were climbing really slow to prevent slipping from the rocks.

Wishing Well Pool – Weano Gorge pool – Karijini National Park, Western Australia

 
This is not actually a wishing well, but it looks like a wishing well to me because of those circle shape rocks and clear water. These is one of the pools in Weano Gorge on the way to “Hand Rail Pool”.

 

Dusk in Hamersley Range – Karijini National Park, Western Australia

I still remember the time when I planned to take picture of this. On our way to Hamersley Gorge I’ve seen these scene, but I didnt take the picture because of the harsh light in the early afternoon. So after the photo shoot at the gorge on our way back to our camp. I made sure to find the spot where would I take these scene. Its a perfect timing.The sun was slowly setting and an early moon rise (leading up to the stairway to the moon that week) made my exposure well balanced! Muted dark red dirt of the range and glowing light at the horizon.
I could have stayed there all night watching the sunset but unfortunately we have to leave and get back to the camp and get ready for the next journey the next day. Hope you all like it!

Spa pool 1

Here is one of my versions of Spa pool in Hamersley gorge, Karijini National Park. Every time I look at it, it just amazes me. What an amazing place curved by nature! On these scene I would like to capture the texture of the rocks and the pool as my center of interest.

Snappy Gum Tree

This photo was taken in Dales Gorge in Karijini National Park, just above the circular pool. Its our third day in Dales Gorge. The day before after we walked through the gorge, we met this two backpacker from Germany and they were having trouble getting their car started. Were on our way to go to Tom Price to get more supplies before we go to Eco Retreat to see the other gorges. So we came back to see them how are they going, as we tried to get help for them from the Ranger the day before.

Before we got there I can see some clouds from the distance brewing. As from the last three days we were there we rarely seen a clouds. When we got there I can see the clouds were on the circular pool direction so I immediately went there. Here is the shot I got. I was hoping it would rain that day, just to give more water flow on the waterfalls there. But its good enough and got the colours muted making the Snappy Gum tree stand out as its like clinging to hang at the side of the gorge, and the clouds added a drama on the scene.

 

Joffre Gorge, Karijini, National Park, WA

I remember when I first got to the area. I was looking around where I can get the best spot to get the shot in Joffre gorge. Not too many spots to choose from as the Gorge is full of water and the position of the sun. I have to go for a swim first to check to see what is the deepest spot where I can carry my camera bag.

The sun is slowly disappearing from the background creating golden reflection on to the left side and blueish reflection on to the water. Even though the sunlight is disappearing, I still have to use ND filter and crank the aperture up to F22 to achieve a six seconds exposures to blurry the water. Hope you all like it.

Kaleidoscope in Hamersley

Kaleidoscope in Hamersley – Hamersley Gorge, Karijini National Park, Western Australia

On my second attempt to go to Hamersley Gorge I took this photo. My first attempt was unsuccessful, due to car trouble which forced me to turn back to the nearest town of
Tom Price to get my car fixed. But persistence has paid off, its well worth it going there, its such an amazing place. I hope my photography can show you the essence of this amazing place. I called this photo” Kaleidoscope in Hamersley”, as changing light and different reflections from the rocks and water created a Kaleidoscope of colours.

Fortescue Falls, Dales Gorge, Karijini National Park

Fortescue falls is one of the pools in Dales Gorge, Karijini National Park in Western Australia. The other two pools are Circular pool and Fern pool.

 

Dales Gorge 2 – Karijini National Park, Western Australia

This is my second version of Dales Gorge. A more close up version, not long after I took the first shot. I loved how the rising sun gives light on to the snappy gum trees that created a vibrant colours at the landscape as well.

Dales Gorge 1

This is my first ever photo shot in Karijini. Its one of many of Dales Gorge. The first day we got there I didnt get a chance to take a picture of it as it got as late setting up our tent. But I got a chance to see the gorge and take a look where the sun sets. So, I planned to take a photo of it during sunrise the next day and I know now where the sun rises. I got there about half an hour before the sunrise. As the light from the horizon slowly coming out. The beauty of the gorge started to show up, thus created a dilemma which one I am going to take a picture first? Anyway, here is the first one.

I just love how the spinifex grows on to the side of the gorge plus the white bark of the snappy gum trees and the red glow of the rock reflecting the sunrise. Karijini is such a unique and beautiful landscape. The little water falls on the right side is the Fortescue Falls. See how small it is from the gorge. I will upload the water falls later.

 

Hancock Gorge, Spider walk

The Spider Walk is the path, on your way to Kermits Pool in Hancock Gorge, Karijini National Park in Western Australia. It is such an amazing place!