2nd Place Perth Nationals

2nd Place Rural Life

2nd Place in the Perth Nationals Australian Rural Life.

I’ve been entering the Perth Nationals or the (Perth Royal Show Photography Competition) for the last couple of years now and have achieved a merit in this category every year but have never been able to make it into a placing until now.  The above image was taken from a helicopter last year during our motorbike trip to Darwin.  It’s an aerial image shot over Packsaddle Plains.  I have no idea what the crop is that has been planted but it looks like an awful lot of something.

Agriculture and the Ord River Irrigation System

The Ord River Irrigation System has brought some major crops to the area that would not have survived without the water.  There is some great diversity in the range of crops grown including your tropical fruits like mangoes and bananas.  Then there’s your veggies, cotton, berlotti beans and the newly popular chia seed.


Kununurra is a great place to holiday (and work), we were there for a couple of months a number of years ago now.  So much to see and do.  Fancy some barramundi fishing, river cruise the Ord or Lake Argyle or fly over the Bungle Bungles.  I can’t wait to get back there.

For the photogs out there that have made it past my ramblings, image details are as follows.  ISO 1600, f8, 1/3200sec with a Canon 5D MkIII and a 35mm lens.  ISO was set too high for this image, I believe.

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