Heaven, thy name is Vivonne Bay

By |2013-03-08T22:24:40+00:00Mar 6th, 2013|

Yesterday, Nicole S. Young rounded off our second day on Kangaroo Island, just off the coast of Adelaide, South Australia. If I had to sum up this place in one work, it would simply be Pristine. The land, the animals, the people – all unspoiled. We flew into the Kingscote air field and spent two days touring around various animal sanctuaries and taking in the beautiful, arid landscape.

I think the highlight of the trip was getting right up close and personal with a group of joeys and kangaroos along with petting a small cluster of koala. All of the ideas that I had about Australia have thus far been realized and I can’t wait to see what our final week here brings about!

In terms of processing

All stylization and editing was done in the Develop Module of Lightroom 4.3.

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  1. Amy Heiden March 6, 2013 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    Wow, paradise. You kids are lucky!

  2. Robert Forrister March 6, 2013 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    I am beginning to get the idea that you really really like Australia.

  3. Robert Forrister March 6, 2013 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    Very pretty photograph. Is the water truly that blue?

  4. Brian Matiash March 6, 2013 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    +Robert Forrister I am loving Australia. It is wonderful beyond words.

    The water was that blue. +Nicole S. Young commented on more than one occasion about the color. The only bluer water that I've seen was at Crater Lake in Oregon with +Brian Bonham.

  5. Lesley Unwin March 6, 2013 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    fabulous Brian

  6. Tony Paldanius March 6, 2013 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    very nice shot

  7. Robert Forrister March 6, 2013 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    Please tell your lovely that her presets are awesome.  I have used them for a few days and I like them very very much.  Enjoy the remainder of your trip.  I and my wife are living vicariously through your lenses.

  8. Nicole S. Young March 6, 2013 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    +Robert Forrister Thanks so much! I'm glad you like them :)

  9. Brian Matiash March 6, 2013 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    Cheers, +Robert Forrister. The message has been relayed. Smiles have been issued.

  10. kimberton pemberly March 6, 2013 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    oh man, what a horrible view.
    it's a shame that Australia is so ugly.


  11. James Duncan Davidson March 6, 2013 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    Y'all are rocking it. Love the photos and thoughts.

  12. Robert Forrister March 6, 2013 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    So where are the photos of you two together sharing a sunset or sunrise?  Inquiring minds want to know.

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  14. Rita Gutierrez March 6, 2013 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    I like thank you

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  16. farah godoy March 6, 2013 at 7:56 pm - Reply

    Esta muy bien!

  17. Yvette Johnson March 7, 2013 at 4:39 am - Reply

    What an awesome view! Great pic. Australia sounds awesome. I have been wanting to go, but now after hearing about your experience and seeing this view, I REALLY want to go :-)

  18. James Collins March 7, 2013 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    Great photo +Brian Matiash! I'm assuming you used a filter(s) in order to be able to get a 51 sec exposure time at 10am in the morning?
    Thanks :)

  19. Brian Matiash March 7, 2013 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    +James Collins Oh sure. :) I had a 10-stop Lee Big Stopper and a 2-stop Circular Polarizer on. That was a lot of sun to cut down.

  20. James Collins March 7, 2013 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the info +Brian Matiash . I have a CPL but haven't got any ND filters yet. They're next on my to-buy list. I'm heading along to the photowalk tonight so I'll see you there!

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