Afterglow by ScottMcCook

Hey Guys,

This is a very photographed spot and I’ve been in the mood lately to try some different edits from here. I don’t often push things out this far and to be honest I’m not even sure about it but it does look different! I like to explore all corners of post processing as you can see in my portfolio, this is the extreme of one of those corners 🙂


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Eye to Eye by ScottMcCook

Hey Guys 🙂

This shot was taken back in 2014 in the famous Karajini National Park.

Full of some of the most beautiful gorges and waterfalls you’ll ever see with veins of red and blue running through the rocks it can make for a visual feast.

What is difficult is trying to put your own spin on some of the very shot spots, I always enjoy this immensely as it really does make you put your thinking cap on and try something new.

I climbed the rock face to the right of the Spa Pool and carefully set my tripod up looking down into the eye of this ancient Spa Pool.

It almost looks like it’s staring right back at me and I was happy to come back with a different perspective.

I have just had a little tweak n play with this image recently and thought I’d share again.

Apologies to many of my Milky Way followers, I’ve been busy doing some other works lately that have been a little less 500px friendly but in doing this I did come away with placing in the top 3 of the landscape photographer of the year awards for Western Australia, I was really stoked and now that’s almost all done and dusted for the year I’m heading back out into our amazing state hunting some dark skies very soon 🙂


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Tame The Rugged by DylanFox

This is the waterfall and pool directly above the famous Spa Pool, in Hammersley Gorge in Karijini National Park. The rocks in this particular gorge I found to be unique in the park. They are sharp and have a very different colour. They have a blue tone to them which is far different to the rich reds of other parts of the park. This gorge is simply stunning. These little waterfalls have created smooth natural spas within this rugged rocky gorge and they look beautiful!

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Diamond In The Rough by DylanFox

This photograph is of the famous ‘Spa Pool’ in the stunning Hammersley Gorge of Karijini National Park. The park is located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia and is absolutely stunning. Karijini is filled with stunning scenery and is a must visit location. The rock formations throughout the park are some of the oldest on Earth and are really special. This particular scene is pretty easy to get to although the park is filled with harder hikes with plenty of climbing deep into stunning gorges and swimming through beautiful natural pools.

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Spa Pool by MiekeBoynton

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Spa Pool in Hamersley Gorge (Minhthukundi) is a waterfall that sort of invites photographers to have a field day in photoshop and ‘brighten’ the colours of the water and the amazing red-and-blue rock walls. I do enjoy those photos… but part of me feels that a place as beautiful as this also deserves to be shown in its ‘real’ colours – it is so beautiful as it is. So this photo might not be as speccy as what you’ll see if you do a search in Google Images for “spa pool karijini”… but sometimes I think a place should be able to ‘speak for itself’ occasionally…

If you haven’t seen it before, it’s a place that catches the sun early and loses the sun late, so if you want the best chance to photograph it, you sort of need to get there before sunrise or stay until after sunset. I went in with a torch before sunrise for two mornings in a row and spent some peaceful hours there…

Nikon D800 + Zeiss 21mm
ISO 100 • f/8 • 93sec • 21mm

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