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Lone Pillar (1X1BW1428)

 

Lone limestone pillar at the Pinnacles, Nambung National Park, Cervantes, Central West, Western Australia.

This image of a lone limestone pillar at the Pinnacles in Western Australia is a little different, not because it’s black and white, since I do lots of those, but because I edited this one to in Adobe Lightroom to darken the sky. The intention was to give an night effect to the image. Normally I reframe from manipulating images too much as it goes against many of my principals as a photographer, however on this occasion I decided to break one of my own rules.

Titled “Lone Pillar” to reflect the composition of a single limestone pillar. I won’t mention what a friend said it looked like…

The Pinnacles desert is a major tourist attraction within the Nambung National Park east of Cervantes in the Central West of Western Australia. Being only approximately 2 hour’s drive from Perth it receives up to 250,000 visitors per year, and as a result is a very heavily photographed area. It contains thousands of limestone pinnacles, some up to 5m high. Formed many thousands of years ago through the act of rain falling on stabilised sand dunes. This then leached down through the sand carrying calcium which resulted in the lower levels of the dunes solidifying into limestone. Eventually the dunes de stabilised and were blown away revealing the Pinnacles which remained.

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