Andrea Green Photography

April 19, 2012

The Pinnacles

This is one of my many shots from the girls road trip that I did with my daughter quite some time ago. I wanted to go up there to have a look at The Pinnacles as I’d never seen them before but no one else wanted to come so my daughter who was only 7 at the time and I decided we’d go together.

I had never driven by myself with my bunky little caravan and when we left it was night time and pouring down with rain, but I would not be put off, I was determined. So off we went and drove the 3 hours to get there, but it was great and it started off my obsession with wanted to drive EVERYWHERE. There is no where that I don’t want to go anymore, I want to pack up every weekend and go somewhere different. If I could I would get a bus and just pack up and travel all around Australia with my family taking photos and letting my kids see all of the amazing things that are in this country and have the adventure of a lifetime.

Oh we can only dream.

The pinnacles are a bit of a natural wonder, they are limestone but there is great debate as to how they were actually formed. It is an amazing place and there are so many Pinnacles it’s just not funny. Tall ones, skinny one, piles of ones, some of them even look like they have faces. I think they’re pretty cool and you can have a field day with the different compositions. I am on a mission to finish off all off all of the photos that I really like, there are so many.

Anyway I hope you all enjoy and let me know if you’d like to see some more.



  1. Did you a filter for this image? The colour of the sky is amazing.

    Comment by leighdiprosephotography — April 19, 2012 @ 3:42 pm

    • Hey Leigh bestest photog buddy of mine lol. No I didn’t it was all the absolute skill of the photographer ME Bwaa Haaa Ha. No seriously it was just really good light and the right angle to get the sky a good colour and the pinnacles right.

      Comment by andreagreenphotography — April 19, 2012 @ 4:38 pm

      • Very talented. Must be the gear 😉

        Comment by leighdiprosephotography — April 19, 2012 @ 4:41 pm

      • Bwaaa Haaa Ha, the gear? PPPlease. Yeh no they came up pretty good. I was very lucky and had great light with clouds around both days that I was there.

        Comment by andreagreenphotography — April 20, 2012 @ 5:35 am

  2. very exotic landscape. beautifully photographed. Was this done in HDR?

    Comment by RichardB1001 — April 19, 2012 @ 3:43 pm

    • Hi Richard, thanks very much. No it’s not a HDR shot just a bit of contrast done through curves and layer mask with curves to lighten up the foreground a bit. It was just taken at the right time and angle so that the sky was pretty well balanced with the Pinnacles.

      Comment by andreagreenphotography — April 19, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

  3. When I went there, quite a few years ago, I didn’t possess a camera. Have you thought of strong moonlight? Sunset/sunrise? They would be so eerie at those times. Good shot 🙂

    Comment by mtlawleyshire — April 19, 2012 @ 4:01 pm

    • Oh what a shame you had no camera.
      Yes I am wanting to go back up and do some moonrise shots of a full moon. The shots that I took including this one were taken around sunrise and sunset plus a bit of extra time after sunrise as the light was still really great.

      Comment by andreagreenphotography — April 19, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

  4. Andrea,
    Very nice shot. I had to look twice to see that it was Australia. We have some desert features like that here in California and the western US also. Good work!

    Comment by scottrandall — April 19, 2012 @ 4:53 pm

    • Oh really, it’s funny isn’t it you don’t realise what other countries have unless it’s a major attraction. I wouldn’t have even thought about something like this being elsewhere. Yep this is definitely OZ. One of our best mates lives in California, hopefully we can get over there in the next few years and visit them. It’d be exciting to do some shooting over there.

      Comment by andreagreenphotography — April 20, 2012 @ 5:34 am

  5. My kids are getting to an age where they want go with me when I go out hunting for photos. Love it! Nice work on the pinnacles — a very interesting looking place.

    Comment by Dan — April 19, 2012 @ 5:02 pm

    • Yeh it can be really good fun with the kids. I take them with me and we take a little BBQ or something for dinner and then my husband meets us after work. It’s a good way to incorporate family time and my photography. The Pinnacles are really interesting, you definitely don’t get bored.

      Comment by andreagreenphotography — April 20, 2012 @ 5:31 am

  6. Super shot Andrea – wonderful light and contrast… love your sense of adventure, too!

    Comment by Simon Morris — April 19, 2012 @ 7:51 pm

  7. Nice shot. I love the pinnacles.

    Comment by D.R.Sokolowski — April 19, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

  8. Travel and photography – two of my favorite things. Thanks for following Random Ramblings and you might enjoy my other blog A House in France. I’m just a shutterbug, not a serious photographer (though I’d like to be!) but I like to think I’ve taken some good shots along the way.

    Comment by frenchfry36 — April 20, 2012 @ 6:22 am

  9. Love, love, *love* this. I thought you must have used filters or post-shot saturation as well at first; the fact that you got this in natural light is a testament to your skills as a photographer. Please post more!

    Comment by reverend61 — April 20, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    • Thanks very much. Ok hang on I better clarify something first, I did do some post production on it to bring out the blue a bit more, but not much. I have to be honest, I did say as a response to another blogger that it was a a curves contrast that I used, plus a curves to lighten the foreground a little bit with a layer mask and a bit of saturation in camera raw. But like I said I didn’t need to use a filter as it was great light and it didn’t need a lot of post production at all. I have heaps of other shots from there so I will definitely be putting more up.

      Comment by andreagreenphotography — April 20, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

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