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Contemplating the Spider by Mieke Boynton

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I’m putting together a photobook and going back through my unprocessed photos to see whether I’ve missed any…
This one’s from my trip to Karijini National Park (Western Australia) in 2010. To get to this magnificent green pool of water (nicknamed “Kermit’s Pool”) you have to “spider walk” … ie find hand- and foot-holds along the skinny gorge walls over the top of the waterfall. Though it’s possible to walk IN the water, the rock is treacherously smooth and you can find yourself (and your camera gear) quickly taking a less-than-smooth ride down the waterfall into the pool at the bottom. It’s worth every heart-in-your-mouth minute to see this magnificent place :)

Nikon D60 + Sigma 10-20mm
ISO 100 • f/14 • 4sec • 12mm • -0.7ev
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I’m just an Aussie girl who’s a bit mad about photography :)

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  • Kip Nunn
    Kip Nunnover 2 years ago

    really like the steel blue stone..looks like its going…in contrast to the creek coming,nice zigzag :-)

  • I didn’t really see it like that before, Kip (I was only looking at the diagonal line… not what was happening either side of it!)- but you’re absolutely right! Thanks heaps!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Peter Yates
    Peter Yatesover 2 years ago


  • Garth Smith
    Garth Smithover 2 years ago

    More Karijini magic Mieke, great stuff

  • berndt2
    berndt2over 2 years ago

    amazing – the textures and colours are beautiful!

  • tinnieopener
    tinnieopenerover 2 years ago

    A bit of CB’s magic Miss Mieke:o)

  • twistwashere
    twistwashereover 2 years ago

    itz totally mesmerising Mieke , stunning

  • ElRobbo
    ElRobboover 2 years ago

    Such an enigmatic name – love it!

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 2 years ago

    BRILLIANT capture Mieke!

  • Robert Mullner
    Robert Mullnerover 2 years ago

    Shimmering Copper is what that rock looks like…One day…I’ll get there one day..!

  • You’d better let me know so I can meet you there! =D
    Thanks heaps, Rob!

    – Mieke Boynton

  • Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch
    Kerryn Madsen-...over 2 years ago

    So beautiful and surreal. Nature’s textures and colours are awesome.

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