The Pinnacles, Western Australia

Located at the Nambung National Park in Western Australia, the Pinnacles are limestone structures created 25,000 to 30,000 years ago after the sea receded and left deposits of sea shells. Over time, the surrounding sand were removed through the exposure to coastal winds, leaving the pillars exposed as we know them today.

I visited the park with Clarence during our trip to Western Australia last month and took some pictures. I am glad that we have good weather for the day. The place wouldn’t be as interesting if it was overcast.

Walking around, I noticed the interesting shapes formed by the shadows of the trees growing near the rocks. Going against conventional wisdom, I shot into the sun with a small aperture and got this.

The afternoon sun cast interesting shadows from the trees growing near the rocks of the Pinnacles.

The place is full of rocks of various shapes and sizes.

Rocks of various shapes and sizes
More limestone structures
Even more limestone structures!

Inspired by my earlier shot towards the light, I came across another tree-on-rock and tried a low-angled shot. Not having live-view on my ancient Nikon D200, I had to estimate the composition and got the shot after a few tries.

I also wanted a wide angled view of the rock formations, so I took the following shot as well. A neutral density filter was applied during post-processing in Lightroom to darken the sky a little more.

Clusters of limestone formation at the Pinnacles Desert

Noticing the lone tree growing from one of the rocks (I seem to have a fascination with them), I went for a low-angle shot. Again I had to estimate the composition and it took a few tries. I have also darkened the sky a bit here during post-processing.

A tree grows from the bottom of a rock at the Pinnacles Desert.

This pair of rocks look like 2 cats, doesn’t it?


And this rock in the foreground reminded me of Edvard Munch‘s The Scream.

The Scream?

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