The first leg of the tour!
Our flight from Canberra was delayed while the plane was being de-iced. By the afternoon we were in 30+ degree temperatures in Weipa. Australia is truly a country of extremes!
Weipa is located 900 km north by north-west from Cairns in the Western Cape region - the heart of crocodile country.
The Western Cape region is a diverse community reaching from the land near Aurukun in the south to almost the tip of Cape York in the north.
Within this region there are 11 traditional owner groups represented and the population is based largely in five main communities or towns: Weipa, Aurukun, Napranum, Mapoon and New Mapoon.
While at Weipa we also met young people from Saibai Island, Yorke Island, Thursday Island and Warraber Island schools.
'This is where we stand' and 'Towards the future' share stories of looking for bush tucker on the islands and in the top end where the summers are wet and the winters are hot and dry.
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Michael Angus in the foreground captures some students dancing in front of the green screen. Green screen is sometimes called chroma-key. This allows the video artist to insert other images, including video footage, into the background during post production.
Creating a green screen composite image starts with a subject that has been photographed in front of an evenly lit, bright, pure green background. The compositing process, whether photographic or electronic, replaces all the green in the picture with another image, known as the background plate.
Just when you thought it was safe to go for a swim! The locals assured us that they were just out there waiting for an unsuspecting tourist to enter the water.
Impossible to take a bad photo with sunsets like this. The light changed every second with another stunning view.