A Great Sandy Desert Sunrise

March 29, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

What a way to start the day!!!

My place of work is an isolated gold mine in a remote part of the Australian desert and I feel privileged to be able to witness sights such as this as there are not many people who would get the chance.

To capture this image my 24-70 f/2.8 Nikkor lens is perfect for hand-holding landscape images as it allows me to shoot wide open and keep the entire image nice and sharp. There is a certain technique that is needed to handhold landscape images which involves tucking your elbows right into your rib cage and standing with your feet moderately apart but nicely planted on the ground or in this case squished into that beautiful desert red sand.

Looking at this image you could be mistaken for thinking that there is not a great deal of wildlife here but I can say there were many different species of birds singing, socialising and starting to find food which really added to the ambience of the moment.

The amount of animal tracks that wind their way through the red dirt in these dunes is amazing too. Some of the animal tracks I see regularly belong to Camels, Dingoes, lizards, and even little Hopping mouse tracks so it really is a wonderful place to watch the sun come up. 

If you ever get the chance, make sure you spend a morning watching the sunrise in the Australian desert, it's something you won't forget any time soon......

 

 

A Desert SunriseA Desert SunriseThe sun slowly rises over the red sand dunes of the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia.


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