Lake of Pink

In the summer of 2012 I've been to Western Australia for a month! I traveled from Perth to Shark Bay and back again, with a small campervan! Along with my best friend Bas and his sister Josje, who studied there for a half year, we had an amazing time. During my summer, it's of course winter in Australia. But winter in Australia isn't really winter as we, Europeans, would expect it. We mostly had a sunny trip during our tour through dirt and via the newly found Indian Ocean Drive up to Denham, Shark Bay, Western Australia. On our way towards Shark Bay, we would stop for a few days in Kalbarri. On our way to Kalbarri, we wanted to have a look at Port Gregory, a small town looking out over the Indian Ocean. Nor the town or port caught our attention, but it was a lagoon we drove to. What was special about this lagoon, called Hutt Lagoon, is that it was completely pink. After some research at home, I came to know that the salt lake got its pink hue due to the presence of the carotenoid-producing algae 'Dunaliella salina'. These algae produces the pinky colour! It was beautiful to see, so I had to shoot it. This is the result, after some Photoshopping.

This piece was one of the six featured pieces in Cosmosys' 9th exhibition, 'Illusions'. Please check it out!
Tools used Camera:

Sony A200


Lens:

Tamron 10-24mm F3.5-4.5


Focal Lenght:

10mm


Aperture:

f/11


Shutter speed:

1/250


ISO:

100


Software:

Adobe Photoshop CS5