As much as I love shooting landscapes, industrial photography is a lot of fun and a great excuse to travel too. Recently I was asked to shoot a power station construction project in The Pilbara. The cool thing about this power station is that the heat generated from gas turbines, is recycled and captured to create electricity from a steam turbine – this is called the Heat Recovery Steam Generator. If that’s a bit technical, it just means this power station is really efficient!
An image from the early morning aerial shoot in an R44 – thanks to Pilbara Helicopters
Landscape photography from the air really is the next best thing. I took this image on the way back from an aerial shoot over a power station near Karratha, and was lucky to have a pilot that was was keen for some sight seeing! This is Pannawonica Hill & the Robe River, just outside of the mining town Pannawonica. Not much to see in the town, but the scenery here is quite unique for the Pilbara, almost Monument Valley looking. I love the depth the light adds to this shot.
I was lucky to have a few days to kill after an industrial photoshoot near Karratha, so I headed to Karijini National Park. It’s surprisingly close, if you take the rail access road! Arriving at Karijini became slightly overwhelming though, having to choose from one of the many amazing gorges there is to see. Where to start! Joffre, Weano, Knox, Hammersley, Dales, Kalamina… and all the rest!
The image below is from one of the most spectacular – Hancock Gorge. Hope you enjoy the image, comments and thoughts are appreciated. For anyone planning to get to Karijini’s Hancock Gorge – I would recommend climbing out BEFORE the sun goes down!