Friday, December 18, 2015

Karijini hike with Velvet 56

The delicious palette of Karijini National Park

Roadside Memorial

On our way out of Karijini National Park we saw a sign with a camera on it- so we drove up the side road and found this memorial.  There were people from all over the world memorialized here.  Lensbaby Sweet 35 optic.

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Karijini National Park, W.A.

Velvet 56

Sweet 35

Sweet 35

Velvet 56
Finally I am back in action with my photos.  A few from Karijini.  The colors were amazing.  The hikes were insane- climbing into and out of these giant gorges.  The bottom one is from the "Handrail Pool" which is the only pool I didn't jump in.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Mulla mulla

The most plentiful and my favorite of the wildflowers we saw along the way.  Velvet 56 at the side of the road.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Miles and miles and miles

Velvet 56 shot from the passenger seat

Kirkalocka Station

Our first night camping was spent at Kirkalocka Station, a 25,000 acre sheep farm about 260 miles N of Perth.  They offer camping facilities by the old sheep shearer's quarters.  The horses were a treat for me.  Ann told us we might see some kangaroos come to the pond for water and I went both dusk and dawn but didn't see any.  This was after seeing about 35 dead ones on the side of the road between Perth and Kirkalocka.  This was also were I learned the term "roo bar" the extra bumper on the front of everyone's truck.  Kirkalocka has an interesting botanical story- 2 new plants were named there.

Kirkalocka Station

I made friends!  And check it out- these are NOT Lensbaby shots.  Oh wow... what's happening?  Well, I got my hands on a Tamron 16-300 mm lens right before my trip.  A dilemna I have had right before a couple of my trips- Peru/Ecuador and Yellowstone - am I going to want a straight/long lens for wildlife?  I have to say I am glad I had it on this trip or I never would have gotten the kangaroos, emus, and koalas that I captured.  They were either far away or moving to fast for me to capture with manual focus.  Hans actually shot these while I was horse whispering.  

New Norcia tour

 Where everyone wears a hat??

Abbey Church, New Norcia