“Photo’s from a balloon.” Avon Valley, Western Australia.

On the first morning of our 10 day trip around parts of Western Australia we enjoyed a glorious and serene sunrise hot air balloon flight above the Avon Valley, near Perth. I highly recommend the experience wherever you are. Windward Balloon Adventures was the company who provided this aeronautic experience and we were very satisfied. http://www.ballooning.net.au/

Hot Air Ballooning 2AM-29230
Dawn inflation of “Rainbow Drifter”.
Canon 30D with Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lens. f5.6 for 1/80 second, ISO 800.
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Avon Valley 2AM-29239
Sunrise over the Avon Valley as seen from the “Rainbow Drifter” balloon.
Canon 30D with Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lens. f8 for 1/8000 second, ISO 400.
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Hot air rising – it was -3 degrees Celsius (26.6 F) and this heat was welcomed!

Hot Air Ballooning 2AM-29241
Burning on the “Rainbow Drifter.”
Canon 30D with Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lens. f8 for 1/1000 second, ISO 400.
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Avon Valley 2AM-110932
Sheep and Stubble.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens. f5.6 for 1/60 second, ISO 800.
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Avon Valley 2AM-29242
Farmhouse, fields, and fog.
Canon 30D with Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lens. f8 for 1/800 second, ISO 400.
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Avon Valley 2AM-110940
Shadows, knolls, and contours.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens. f8 for 1/80 second, ISO 400.
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Avon Valley 2AM-110946
Foggy fields.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens. f8 for 1/2000 second, ISO 400.
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Avon Valley 2AM-110961
More foggy fields.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens. f8 for 1/2500 second, ISO 400.
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Avon Valley 2AM-110948
Tree array and shadows.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens. f8 for 1/400 second, ISO 400.
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Avon Valley 2AM-110963
Descending over dwelling.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens. f8 for 1/2000 second, ISO 400.
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Deflating the 30,000 cubic feet capacity of the balloon.

Hot Air Ballooning 2AM-110966
Deflation after touchdown.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens. f8 for 1/1600 second, ISO 400.
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“Photo’s from the road, or very close to it.” Western Australia.

I have returned from a brief but wonderful trip to Western Australia whereby my wife and I drove in excess of 5,000 km (>3,100 miles) over a 10 day period, covering but a portion of the state of Western Australia. Departing from Perth we drove south to around Mandura, east to Northam, then over to the coast through Geraldton to Shark Bay. From there we continued north, before travelling east through to Newman then back south to Northam then Perth. I am going to be posting several photo-blogs which will capture our trip.

This particular photo-blog presents photo’s taken from the roadside, or very close to it, and in no particular geographic or chronologic order other than to represent the condition of the landscape at our time of visiting (excepting the first image which was mid-way through our trip). Hope you enjoy the trip vicariously.

All images are Copyright © Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

Arid Highway 2AM-111454.
Between Emu Creek Station and Tom Price.
Canon 7D and Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Preston Beach 2AM-110895.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
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Sheep and Rocks 2AM-110970.
Near Toodyay.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
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Rural 2AM-29245.
Between Bindoon and Gingin.
Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Indian Ocean 2AM-111088.
Near Leeman.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Rural 2AM-111091.
Between Geraldton and Billabong.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Rural 2AM-111101.
Between Geraldton and Billabong.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Wildflowers and Scrub 2AM-111107.
Near Hamlin/Shark Bay.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
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Wildflowers and Scrub 2AM-111111.
Near Hamlin/Shark Bay.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
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Kalbarri 2AM-111209.
Murchison River and Indian Ocean, near Kalbarri.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Kalbarri 2AM-111211.
Murchison River and Indian Ocean, Kalbarri.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
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Termite Mounds 2AM-29423.
Nth. West Coastal Highway.
Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Arid Highway 2AM-111328.
Between Carnarvon and Minilya.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
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Arid Highway 2AM-111341.
Near Nanutarra.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
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Arid Highway 2AM-111343.
Near Nanutarra.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
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Arid Highway 2AM-111449.
Between Emu Creek Station and Tom Price.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Arid Highway 2AM-111451.
Between Emu Creek Station and Tom Price.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Arid Highway 2AM-111453.
Between Emu Creek Station and Tom Price.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Arid Highway 2AM-111467.
Between Nanutarra and Wittenoom.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Arid Highway 2AM-111468.
Between Nanutarra and Wittenoom.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Arid Highway 2AM-111462.
Between Nanutarra and Wittenoom.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
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Arid Highway 2AM-111469.
Between Nanutarra and Wittenoom.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Arid Highway 2AM-111466.
Between Nanutarra and Wittenoom.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Ashburton River 2AM-111460.
Nanutarra.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
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Karijini Drive 2AM-29565.
Moon rising, between Karijini NP and Tom Price.
Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.
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Red Earth and Spinifex 2AM-111716.
Near Newman.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
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Red Earth and Spinifex 2AM-111720.
Near Newman.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
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Pilbara Scene 2AM-111723.
The Pilbara, between Karijini NP and Newman.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
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Pilbara Scene 2AM-111729.
The Pilbara, between Karijini NP and Newman.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Desert Wildflowers 2AM-111752.
Rain approaching the Little Sandy Desert, between Newman and Kumarina.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Desert Wildflowers 2AM-111756.
Fringe of the Little Sandy Desert, between Newman and Kumarina.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Desert Wildflowers 2AM-111758.
Fringe of the Little Sandy Desert, between Newman and Kumarina.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Desert Wildflowers 2AM-111762.
Fringe of the Little Sandy Desert, between Newman and Kumarina.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Desert Edge 2AM-111767.
Assorted plants established on the fringe of the Little Sandy Desert, between Newman and Kumarina.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Desert Wildflowers 2AM-111768.
Wildflowers surrounded by spinifex on the fringe of the Little Sandy Desert, between Newman and Kumarina.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Desert Wildflowers 2AM-111769.
Fringe of the Little Sandy Desert, between Newman and Kumarina.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Desert Rain 2AM-111744.
Rain at the fringe of the Little Sandy Desert, between Newman and Kumarina.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Desert Tree 2AM-111744.
Fringe of the Little Sandy Desert, between Newman and Kumarina.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Wheat Stubble 2AM-29644.
Northern Wheatbelt near Northam.
Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Wheat Fields 2AM-111790.
Rain in the Northern Wheatbelt near Northam.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Wheat Fields 2AM-111793.
Northern Wheatbelt near Northam.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
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Tree Trunks 2AM-29648.
Northern Wheatbelt near Northam.
Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.