I loitered a long time beside the paddock where this old homestead stood, wondering whether I should trespass. Long enough for someone to pull up in a ute, to whom I asked about jumping the fence to take some photos. I got a look that said "what on earth for?" but a verbal "okay".
Ravenswood was once a gold mining centre, with 40 or so pubs. What's left is largely ruins, but there are some beautifully well-preserved buildings (church, two pubs and others), making it fun to shoot. It also has some twentieth-century ruins too, like this bus I came across. It's shot with my Canon 7D and processed in Lightroom.
This is the best part of Australia that I've seen - the highlands that rise from the coastal plain between Innisfail and Cairns. Such lush, hospitable countryside. This was shot with my Canon 7D and processed in Lightroom 5.
This is a selection of images from the past two weeks or so. During that period, I've driven from Kununurra through NT to Mt Isa in Queensland. The last week in Queensland has been rather uninspiring - lots of featureless bush between towns separated by hundreds of kilometres. I'm looking forward to hitting the coast south of Cairns tomorrow and ambling my way down to Townsville.
The last hour of daylight of my last day in Kununurra was spent photographing.....old tyres on a dump, what else?
Flew down to the Purnululu National Park This afternoon to see what the Bungle Bungles are all about. Also got to see (and have afternoon tea on) the astounding Lake Argyle. This is another iPhone pano. The DSLR is definitely coming in second at the present time.
That feeling of complete elation you get when you find yourself in an extraordinarily beautiful place? I got that today in Wyndham. Can't remember the last time I got it, but it's what travel is all about. The view from Five Rivers Lookout above Wyndham Port is just wonderful.
Two iPhone shots from today's ramblings, edited on iPad.
Until now, I haven't really taken many 'Pano' shots with the iPhone. The landscape up here lends itself to a widescreen approach to photography, so I have been giving it some time. I'm getting better at editing with Filterstorm too. This is a shot taken yesterday, given some editing in Snapseed for ambience, shadow adjustment and sharpness, and then in Filterstorm which is much better for gradient edits. This is in the St George Ranges, through which the Great Northern Highway passes, on its way to Halls Creek. The afternoon light was perfect.
I shoot for fun, with a Sony A7II, a Mavic Pro and my trusty iPhone 6s.