Posting #3 of my road trip from Fremantle to Kununurra, Western Australia.

This post contains images from my express visit to Coral Bay and Exmouth, Western Australia.

 

Ah, the tropics 🙂

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On the Minilya – Exmouth road. © 2014 Andrew McInnes.

 

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A ‘short’ road train delivers supplies to Exmouth. © 2014 Andrew McInnes.

 

These next three images are from Coral Bay – a stunning and simple place.

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The front of the image is shallow water over a sand substrate; this then abruptly drops off into a deepish lagoon which is protected by Ningaloo Reef (Australia’s “other” reef) in the background. © 2014 Andrew McInnes.

 

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A mooring line and buoy – the cerulean water deepens rapidly here, making for fantastic swimming. © 2014 Andrew McInnes.

 

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Two youths paddle in the tranquil waters behind Ningaloo Reef. © 2014 Andrew McInnes.

 

Unfortunately I only spent about 8 hours in Exmouth which is nowhere near sufficient. Nevertheless, here are some scenes of this fascinating area.

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A light-painting of Yardie Creek (Cape Range National Park) during dusk’s blue hour. © 2014 Andrew McInnes.

 

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Pebble Beach, Exmouth. © 2014 Andrew McInnes.

 

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Pebble Beach, Exmouth. © 2014 Andrew McInnes.

 

A light-painting of the retired (non-functioning) Vlamingh Head Lighthouse – Exmouth. The evening air was thick with moisture from the Indian Ocean as it pounded Ningaloo Reef so I thought I’d make an image to suggest how the light from the lighthouse may have appeared to mariners of yore. During the 30 second exposure I mimicked a beam of light from the lighthouse by aiming my spotlight on the structure for a few seconds, allowing the moisture in the air to appear as a beam.
This image includes the Southern Cross (and pointers), along with a portion of the Milky Way.

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© 2014 Andrew McInnes.

 

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Star trails caress the retired (non-functioning) Vlamingh Head Lighthouse – Exmouth, on a blustery and balmy autumn night. This is a stacked image consisting of 61 images (each image f4 for 30 seconds at ISO 800). © 2014 Andrew McInnes.

More posts from this road trip to follow this.

 

 

 

 

Some “snapshots” from around Fremantle, Western Australia; January-February, 2014

Here is an eclectic assortment of images from near my home in Fremantle, Western Australia for the months of January and February, 2014. Being a coastal and historical port town, there is much variety and options for activities and scenery.

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Crepuscular rays (God-beams) as we enjoy our morning breakfast on our Mediterranean style courtyard at home.
© 2014 Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Who says that dogs don’t “smile”?
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© 2014 Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Green and gold – Australia’s National Colours.
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© 2014 Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Santa revisiting to kiss mum under the mistletoe?
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© 2014 Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Recycling – just a little fun image taken at home this lovely summer morn’ as my bride enjoyed hot mint-tea with honey.
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© 2014 Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Floral delicacy and delightfully aromatic – Frangipani.
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© 2014 Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Airborne – higher than the moon?
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© 2014 Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Airborne times two.
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© 2014 Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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An adult White-cheeked Honeyeater feeding two fledglings early on a glorious summer day.
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© 2014 Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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After hanging inverted to forage in this eucalyptus tree, a Little Corella takes flight flashing its pale yellow underwings, blue-grey eye ring, and muted pink above the beak.
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© 2014 Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Paella cooking at the Bather’s Beach food market; lots of families enjoying communing, a nice breeze, and sun on our faces – life is good.
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© 2014 Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Unexpected.
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© 2014 Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Odd…
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© 2014 Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Some assorted structures/architecture/patterns…

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A residence on South Terrace.
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© 2014 Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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© 2014 Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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© 2014 Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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© 2014 Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Another stairway.
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© 2014 Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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A third stairway.
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© 2014 Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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This port town, like all port towns, abounds with maritime history; the “Western Australia Museum – Shipwreck Galleries” displays some of this. rugged history.
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© 2014 Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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More external views of the Western Australia Museum – Shipwreck Galleries.
© 2014 Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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North Quay and Inner Harbour, Fremantle during the “blue hour.” I reckon the cranes look rather Jurassic.
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© Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

I hope you enjoyed this brief sojourn around where I live. More posts of Fremantle will follow over time.
Thanks for viewing 🙂