Kimberley Roadtrip 2012

I’ve just returned from my latest travels starting in Darwin through Kakadu, along the Gibb River Road to Broome and back again through the Bungle Bungle, all up about 5000km’s. What a fantastic part of Australia! It was fairly dry but as it was the start of the buildup to the wet, generally the light was great in the afternoons. This image of a Kimberley Boab is from the Gibb River Road with the Cockburn Rangers and an almost full moon in the background, taken with the Nikon D800e and my Zeiss 21mm 2.8 Lens.


12 responses

  1. Looks great Ben, would be getting hot over there now!

    October 9, 2012 at 2:13 am

    • Hi Tim, Thanks mate! It was bloody hot, but on the plus side bugger all other visitors.

      October 9, 2012 at 2:51 am

  2. Linda Mcdonald

    hope you will tell the story about your trip including photography and adventures, road conditions and if you took an RV or not. 🙂

    October 9, 2012 at 2:18 am

    • Hi Linda, plenty more images and stories to come over the next few weeks. Cheers Ben

      October 9, 2012 at 2:53 am

  3. Beautiful pastel hues there Ben!

    October 9, 2012 at 2:31 am

    • Thanks Tony, this was the last frame I took for the night, so it had the nice low light glow.

      October 9, 2012 at 2:56 am

  4. Nice shot mate! Is the Zeiss 21mm a new addition, Ben? I love mine – stunning lens. Good to see they’re gaining a good reputation as a excellent pairing to the d800e 🙂

    Look forward to seeing more from the trip!!

    October 9, 2012 at 3:06 am

    • Hi Bernie, I’ve has the Zeiss 21mm for a bit now. I looked at the 24pc-e but the strange focus curve put me off it. The Zeiss is a wicked lens on the D800e for sure! I’m picking up the 45pc-e this week, so I’ll be keen to give that a crack too:-)

      October 9, 2012 at 3:17 am

      • Ben — I’ve had the 24 PC-e since my D3 days, but sadly it lacked the performance I was after on the 800, hence the Zeiss. Now the 24 just sits, alone, in a box at home — find it hard to part with a lens like it… On a similar note, have you seen/heard of the Hartblei Superrotators? They receive stellar reviews and the IQ is supposedly unmatched (but it comes at a massive price!) Would love to try their 40mm! (


        October 9, 2012 at 4:19 am

  5. Hi Bernie, yep I think they are a Zeiss/Hassy lens.

    October 9, 2012 at 9:46 pm

  6. Nice work mate, stunning part of the world that….

    October 13, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    • Thanks Andrew, sure is an amazing place!

      October 15, 2012 at 2:27 am

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