The Fine Art Landscape Photographers Guide to Western Australian Landscapes.
Come on a journey, visiting the natural wonders and landscapes of the west through my landscape photography photos.
For the fine art photography artist there are countless beautiful natural landscape photography spots to visit around Western Australia. This post is just the beginning of what I plan to show in coming months as I travel, capturing photography images of the beautiful landscapes I find. Without photography, I would be quite unable to describe the places and things in nature that I have seen. Being “out there” in the natural environment shooting natural landscape photos enables me to share my enjoyment of being alive in this privileged country.
To get started on out journey we look at two landscape photography hotspots, landscapes that attract photographers from all over the world. The natural beauty of both places provide visitors a view of nature in it’s raw and beautiful form, causing most to take photos with wherever cameras they have, to record their moment in the natural world.
Nambung National Park – The Pinnacles
The Pinnacles is not only a favourite tourist destination it is also a favourite of mine for capturing unique and beautiful landscapes.
Situated on the coast about 200 kilometers north of Perth, Nambung National Park is an easy couple of hours drive. Nambung is home to the Pinnacles Desert, where thousands of limestone pillars protrude up to three and a half metres from the yellow desert sands.
The landscape photography here can be quite dramatic in the evening and early morning with these eerie pillars of rock silhouetted against the barren sandy landscapes and often beautiful cloud filled skies.
The surrounding areas within the national park are equally as interesting for the landscape photographer. Large areas of white sand dunes, forever shifting and changing shape with the constant winds, present the keen photographer with some most beautiful landscapes of dunes.
I just love this place and recommend every photographer who can, visit this beautiful place and shoot some awe inspiring natural landscape photos.
Karijini National Park
Karijini is quite away north of Perth, around 1500 kilometers and in the centre of Western Australia. Once again tourists love the place however it is not as busy as the Pinnacles as it is significantly further from the city and harder to get to.
Within Karijini you’ll find deep red gorges and if your there at the right time, beautiful waterfalls. It is a landscape and nature photography paradise in the heart of the world renowned Pilbara iron ore mining region.
Photographing the landscape here is also a little more challenging. The light is very harsh during the day, and with it, the heat can be cruel on landscape photographers who have not come prepared for the harsh conditions.
The bright light on the rich red walls of the many gorges can be very difficult to manage with normal photography shooting techniques. The contrast between the bright areas and the shadows is impossible to get both exposed correctly making the job of creating beautiful fine art landscape photography prints a real challenge.
Multiple captures are needed and plenty of work in your photo editing software after the shoot is needed to produce beautiful fine art prints and images of these magnificent landscapes.
The next two beautiful landscape photography locations I’ll take you to will be in the south of the state, landscapes I am sure you would love to visit just like the two I have taken you to here.
Taking landscape photos and making fine art prints from the photos captured in these fine art photography paradises bring me great joy. I get to relive the time spent in this beautiful unspoiled natural environment every time I view the photos and prints I have created.