Henley Beach Jetty


Henley Jetty

Some experimenting today, using a 10 Stop Neutral Density Filter from Nisi and also a ND8 09 reversed Graduated Filter from a company called 84.5.

Taken at 3pm in quite harsh sunlight, I am not completely happy with the result but it may just that I need a little more practise using the filters. I was getting some vignette in the top left hand corner and a slight magenta colouring.

Something to think about next time !

I was using a Fuji-film Xt1 with 1824mm Lens at F16 and 5 seconds

Old Jetty

Myponga Beach

Just 60 Kilometres South of Adelaide you will find the small town of Myponga (Myponga is a Kaurna word meaning high cliffs) population about 540. This is what remains of the jetty that was build in 1860.

Here is just one story attached to the jetty

A jetty was built in 1860 but it’s official opening was marred by tragedy. 

“The jetty was very crowded and a woman nursing a baby got pushed off onto the rocks. She cushioned the fall of the baby which survived, but unfortunately she was killed.

The jetty serviced a healthy shipping trade for 30 years exporting local wattle bark for leather tanning, livestock and wheat. But eventually the ketch trade weaned and a big blow tore the jetty apart in 1900. Now it’s a photographer’s dream.

Extract from Postcards &Research thanks to Flinders University Cultural Tourism Degree projects.

Heavitree Gap

The Gap

One last Photograph from Alice Springs looking towards Heavitree Gap from Anzac Hill,

Beautiful balmy night in the Alice.

The Heavitree Gap, or Ntaripe in the Arrernte language, is a water gap in the MacDonnell Ranges of Central Australia. It is the southern entrance to the city of Alice Springs and in addition to the Todd River it carries the main road and rail access to the South.The Gap was named by William Mills, the Overland Telegraph line surveyor who discovered the location for Alice Springs. It was named after his former school in Heavitree, Devon.

 

The Red Centre

Alice Sunset

Great to be back in  Alice Springs Central Australia.

I shot this from from Anzac Hill looking at the McDonnell Ranges.

Anzac hill is a great vantage point in the middle of the town especially at sunrise or sunset

Alice Springs is a remote town in Australia’s Northern Territory, situated some 1,500km from the nearest major city. It’s a popular gateway for exploring the Red Centre, the country’s interior desert region. Its 1872 origin as part of the Overland Telegraph Line is preserved in the vintage buildings and equipment at the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve.