What are you looking at here? A dinosaur eye? A bunch of colours and patterns? Nothing? I love photos like this because they cause us to stop and think, to gaze and ponder.
So would you like to know what it actually is? Its part of a coastal mangrove in the North West of Australia, about 100Km south of Karratha.
The little green half moon shape is actually a mini island and the surrounding white parts are salt that is left behind as the tide recedes. The red bits on the top of the photo is the actual coastline.
When I saw this scene below me as I was flying in the helicopter I knew it was going to be an amazing aerial photograph, I just can’t believe I subsequently forgot about it and left it on my computer for six months before I found it again.
How Did I Get The Shot?
First things first, I managed to get a ride on a AW139 helicopter then I asked the pilot to fly at around 1500ft as this seems to be a pretty cool height for aerial photography.
I was using my Canon F/1.2 50mm lens which is sharp as a tack and my Canon 1DsMkIII.
The settings were:
TV Priority – 1000sec
Aperature – F5.6 (ish)
That gave me an amazingly razor sharp shot. Remember as I was shooting directly downwards I didn’t have to worry too much about depth of field.
I hope this helps you out. If you like my Australian landscape photography please click on the link.
Any comments are greatly appreciated.