Mesmerizing Australian Salt Ponds Look like Abstract Paintings Tauheed Ahmad October 10, 2016 Travel 606 Shimmering Australian ponds pictured in stunning aerial photographs hardly to believe that these spectacular portraits are not watercolor paintings depicting otherworldly patterns. These stunning photographs are actually of crystallizers: shallow ponds in which concentrated brine evaporates leaving a ‘crop’ of salt crystals. These exclusives crystals were photographed by Simon Butterworth from a light aircraft flying 4,000 to 5,000 feet above the Useless Loop solar salt operation situated in Shark Bay, the westernmost point of mainland Australia. The height was mainly vital in getting this flattened perspective, which was attained using a long focal length camera. Moreover, time and cloud cover also played a key role with the abstractness of the photographs heightened by a lack of shadow. Because the main reason that these crystals appear blue can in fact be attributed to the reflection of the sky. The tracks left by the salt harvesting machine account for the brushstroke patterns. The series, called “Project Blue Fields”, is part of a bigger project, Aesthetics of the Astonishing, which see the relationships between perception, expectation and reality, and was nominated for a Sony World Photographic Award in the Professional Landscape category.Source: Dailymail Republished by Blog Post Promoter Related PostsThe Largest Potash Evaporation Ponds in UtahGypsum Lakes or Birridas of Shark BayAmazing Sky Gardens Hotel in SingaporeThe Clearest Ponds and Pools of Huanglong Valley in ChinaThe World’s Largest Photography Award Reveals its Stunning ShortlistMud Volcano that has Supernatural Resemblance to a Massive Human EyeLake Amadeus AustraliaDigging Crystals of Oklahoma’s at Great Salt PlainsWorld’s Longest and Highest Glass-Bottomed BridgeThe Magnificent Blue Pond Haikkaido JapanOlstind Mountain reflects in the crystal waters of ReinefjordArtist experiments with colorful tinted paints & water to create beautifully abstract, hypnotizing formations Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.