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Useless Loop Sunset Photo Shark Bay

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Useless Loop Salt Mine, Shark Bay, Western Australia - Australia
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Nominee - Aerial - 13th International Color Awards

Shark Bay is the Australian mecca for Aerial landscape photography. It is an incredibly beautiful region, particularly when viewed from the sky. There are so many colours, shapes and textures to work with, the opportunities are simply endless.

In September 2019, I took a 4 hour flight to Perth then drove north for 8 hours to Shark Bay solo, it was a long travel day! This was a last minute decision as I had plans to catchup with a good friend from New Zealand a couple of days later and head down to Esperance to spend the following week shooting. I only had 2 full days in Shark Bay so had to make the most of it!

While I have done plenty of aerial photography from helicopters with the doors removed, shooting from a light aeroplane was a very new experience for me. The only plane available was a Cessna 172 which is not the best plane for aerial photography. It has a wing strut and wheels that don’t retract so you need to use a telephoto lens and work around the obstacles while hanging out the small window in the buffeting wind.

My second flight was organised for sunset the day after I arrived in Shark Bay. We headed down to Useless Loop, a salt mine that's very popular with Aerial landscape photographers. It was amazing to see the different colours, patterns and textures in the salt mine. The last light of the day was shining beautifully across the salt mine and I captured this colourful photo with soft pastel tones. It reminds me of an artists paint palette!

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Mark Gray's fine art photographs are printed on archival quality Fujiflex Crystal Archive. Fujiflex is the highest quality professional photographic substrate currently available in the world and has to be seen to be believed. The quality is exceptional with a very large colour gamut and an ultra high gloss pearlescent appearance. It also has a strong resistance to light fading and with correct mounting and framing will last for many years without any signs of fading.

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