King George Ladder Pool

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King George Ladder Pool

With this post I hope to show that getting good pictures sometimes means going that extra mile!

A few years ago during my journey into the magical world of photography I made a pact with myself that if a photo opportunity presents itself, then I must go all out to capture and maximise that opportunity.

This came off the back of a time when I was coming back from down South, was a little pressed for time, saw an excellent photo opportunity but thought…’not today…I will get it next time’!

Guess what, that ‘next time’ has never come again! So now I ensure that within reason I will pursue every opportunity to the best of my ability!

So, after a beautiful shoot in the Bat Crack in the mighty King George river (stay tuned for that post), our guide Curley suggested we look at this ladder pool. Given that we were late in the arvo and with nice overcast conditions giving a beautiful even light, I thought…why not….how long will it be before I am back here at this time of day, in this light etc etc.

We were running low on time as the presentations for the last night of the PODAS trip were scheduled to start at 1800 and we were looking at 1700 with a decent run back out the river to meet True North.

But we went for it. On arrival we found that in order to get to the beautiful pool above, we needed to climb a rope ladder (shown in the above shot), carry on climbing the rope and edge across the face of a water fall, in order to climb to the top.

Our resident photog on board True North, Oli decided to join me and so up we went, captured the gold, scaled back down and made it back to True North just in time for the presentation….

Mission accomplished! ๐Ÿ™‚

After working up the image at the top of the pool this evening, the effort was definitely worth it.

So, next time you see an opportunity, remember this post and and just perhaps it might help you to make sure you seize every opportunity!

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2 Responses to King George Ladder Pool

  1. Ailsa says:

    Mark! Thank You!. YOU know what I am like with heights. So thank you for showing what it is like, because I would not be able to do it. Incredible shot