Australia's Northern Territory has two distinct seasons - the Wet (Oct-Mar) and the Dry (Apr-Sep).
The Dry Season features constantly blue skies, no clouds, and no rain. The Wet features some spectacular clouds, storms and lots of rain.
The Wet Season is also a brilliant time to make photographs out in the desert - the rains bring colours, like the vivid reds, greens and blues in this image.
The Top End is an incredibly remote place - it is quite literally hundreds of kilometres from other major towns, and thousands of kilometres from cities of any real size.
This image tells both these stories to me - the colours of the Wet Season and the isolation shown by the lonely railway tracks.
These tracks are used by 'The Ghan', a weekly train service between Darwin and the southern city of Adelaide - some 3,000km (1850 miles) away.
I created this image on my Panasonic Lumix GX7, using a Lee Filters polarising filter and a 3 stop GND to balance the mid-day light. A small amount of post processing was done in Luminar.
Wangi Falls in Litchfield National Park is a spectacular place to visit for great photography opportunities. During the Top End's dry season it is also a great place to swim and enjoy cool, clear water.
Waterfalls provide an interesting range of shooting opportunities, with my preference being for silky smooth water as seen in this image.
This image was created in the middle of a bright, cloudless day, so to achieve the silken look I used a Lee Big Stopper 10-stop ND filter. This resulted in a 25-second shutter speed at f/8.0. This slow shutter speed also resulted in a smooth surface on the lagoon, and enhanced the reflection of the waterfall.
Precisely one year ago we visited Cape Otway on Victoria's Great Ocean Road, staying at the Cape Otway Lightstation for a milestone birthday treat. There are three or four cottages or studios in historical buildings in which you can stay at the Lightstation. On this occasion, we are pretty sure we were the only guests staying overnight, and given the staff don't stay on site, we had this incredible piece of history to ourselves overnight. I haven't done a lot of night sky photography, but with a clear night and a new moon in a remote location I had to take the opportunity. Staying overnight provides the opportunity to scout out compositions before dusk, and the use of the PhotoPills app allowed me to plan the time of night when the milky way would be aligned above the lighthouse. While I am sure that there is a lot of room for improvement, I am very happy with this image. Not only it is a decent image of the magnificent night sky, it brings forth great memories and wonderful imaginings. Photography is a medium for story telling. This image provokes thoughts of the vastness of the universe, it is a reminder of the danger of navigation along a treacherous coastline. These threads combine—for me—into thoughts of exploration and journey.