Drought Busters 2018 – western QLD

These images are from documenting the Drought Busters 2018 hay run to Thargomindah, in western Queensland. It was bloody dry with not a blade of grass to be found, and although good rains have recently fallen, our battling bushies still have a long row to hoe. My movie of the hay run can be found by clicking here or on the “movies” tab on my webpage.

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Cheers 🙂

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.