Images of a Big Island

Kimbeley Storm

The Kimberley, an ancient, timeless land where man’s influence is so far, fairly minimal. That could change in the future if the gas,mining companies and government have their way! Like the Tasmanian SW this is an area that should be left as a wilderness, free of ugly gas plants, disfiguring mining operations and the like.
Traveling through the Kimberley by sea you get a good sense of how insignificant you really are and you get a feeling that the land is watching you,impassively,waiting for you to make a mistake.
On most days during the dry the landscape is a magnificent palette of colour, dominated by the ochre colours of the sandstone of which the area is comprised. Contrasting with the blues of the sea and endless sky as well as the greens of the post-wet season greenery it’s easy to fill a memory card pretty quickly.
But on the rare occasion when a thunderstorm rolls across the landscape, it seems to take on a more primitive & malevolent feeling. You almost expect a dinosaur to make an appearance somewhere and indeed there are dinosaurs around in the form of crocodiles.
This is my attempt to communicate that feeling you get.

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11 responses

  1. True North Mark

    Truer words were never said mate…and nice capture as well!

    I am really looking fwd to our Kimberley one adventure coming up with Flembot and Dave Bettini and some other cool mates on board as well.

    I have never done Kimberley one…so game on I say!

    February 16, 2011 at 11:08 am

  2. Thanks Quickdraw. Kimberley One? is that a new vessel for True North?
    Pass on my regards to Lee! 🙂

    February 16, 2011 at 11:13 am

  3. True North Mark

    No silly…the first Kimberley trip on True North mate!

    I will give her a big cuddle for you mate!

    Hope she helped in some way!

    February 16, 2011 at 11:15 am

  4. Great image Tim, nice processing.

    February 16, 2011 at 12:53 pm

  5. Great words great image Tim! I really like the soft desaturated look here.

    Like Mark I am very much looking forward to our Kimberley adventure. It could all look very different very soon if the gas plant is allowed to go ahead.

    (and all the best mate, wishing you a speedy full recovery in your battle and sending you my strongest jedi mind power of healing!)

    February 16, 2011 at 12:57 pm

  6. Thanks Flemming! Hope you guys have a great trip on True North. I will take all the Jedi mind power I can get!

    Cheers,

    February 17, 2011 at 11:37 am

  7. Tony Middleton

    Beautifully put Tim – it certainly is a place the brands you for life 🙂

    February 18, 2011 at 10:39 am

  8. Indeed nicely put Tim. If only more people over here in the West thought like you! Great pic.
    Cheers
    Dave

    March 2, 2011 at 2:14 am

  9. Yes Dave, it is a special place indeed and deserves all the protection we can give it!

    March 2, 2011 at 4:15 pm

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