Not to be out done I jumped straight into the water as well and started to snap away. I’m really excited about this shot mainly because of the foreground. Its like a carpet of colour.
When I got home and saw this I just knew I had to work on it straight away as that foreground is just amazing.
I hope you guys like it as well.
You and I stroll down the beach,
Together, forever, you’re always within reach.
The water as it ebb and flows,
Reminds me our love always grows.
Wow. What a crazy year 2012 has been already! I’ve managed to sell a few photos from the galleries that represent me and I’ve just done a trip to Dallas in Texas which totally blew me away, though I could’ve done without all the time in the air.
This photo was actually taken well over a year ago, and I’m not sure why I’ve sat on it so long as I really like it. Can anyone guess who it is in the photo? You know who you are so please don’t let the cat out of the bag. 🙂
Christian was just up the road when we were taking this shot and he wasn’t amused when he saw this shot as he’d never seen this beach like this before. Woo Hoo. We managed to CF. 🙂
Don’t you just love Summer days like these? When its been hot and humid all day and you just know that you’re going to see an amazing sunset?
I think we all do and of course the best thing about days like these are taking a quick dip in the water once the sun has set to cool down. I could spend hours down at the beach in the evenings just chilling out.
What about you? What is your favourite thing to do on a hot summer evening? After you’ve taken your photos of course.
I just love this photo purely for the fact that it just radiates warmth. You can just feel it oozing out of the photo. There is nothing like the Australian bush.
I hope you guys all managed to get out and about and capture some amazing shots this weekend.
Its been ages since I’ve been down south and I was trawling through my down south images today when I came across this photo of Boronup Forest that I took whilst out with Mark Stothard last year. I’ve tried doing a few different techniques to it and I quite like the way it turned out.
Hope you guys do to.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Lest We Forget.
Taken with Adrian Wayte tonight. Thanks mate for the company.
A few months ago I was down south just walking along Smiths Beach when I came across this scene before me. It was just a nice secluded part of the world to be in, so of course I had to try and capture it.
I was trying to time it so that I would capture a wave just before it smashed into the rocks so I’m pretty stoked with this shot.
The unusual clouds are what really drew me to this shot. I hope you guys enjoy it as well.
The other day I’d just walked out of this community hall which was a church after training and I was talking to my instructor. He asked me what I looked for in a photo and I looked around and pointed up to the roof and said something like that.
I then said my goodbyes and started to walk off. I’d walked about 20M when I realised that I’d just spotted a really cool shot and hadn’t done anything about it. In fact I’d even pointed out the shot to someone else and still hadn’t taken the shot. My head certainly was in the clouds!
I quickly raced to the car, grabbed my camera and ducked back to the hall to ping off a few shots. I’m really glad that I did. Its so true that you should always have your camera with you.
Thanks for reading,
Is the Canon 5D Mk3 on its way? Has the pre release marketing started or are we just being teased? Chase Jarvis just posted this on his blog a little while ago.
I got to admit I really love this shot. I managed to capture it a few months ago from a helicopter at about 1500ft when I was on my trip up North with some VIPs. It was taken about 100kms south of Karratha along the coast line.
The half moon orange green object is actually a mini island and the red above it is the actual coast. Most of the white is dried up salt. It all adds up to a pretty cool image if I do say so myself.
So why the title Dinosaur Eye? There were quite a few people on my Facebook Page who thought it looked like a dinosaur eye and after checking it out I have to agree with them.
I’d love to hear your comments on the photo.
This morning at 3am I headed off to the Avon Valley and Northam to go hot air ballooning. I was really excited to be going in a hot air balloon as I’d heard so many good things about them. Well I’m hear to let you know that all the great comments about them are true.
They make a fantastic photography platform as you can lean over, shoot straight down, they are incredibly stable and move quite slowly over the landscape making it easy to get sharp photos in low light. If you haven’t jumped in one consider giving it a go.
What really surprised me was how quickly they can climb when you get a couple of the burners going full blast. We shot up to 3600ft in a matter of minutes when they cranked up the heat.
Time To Burn:
We Have Lift Off:
Could We Get Any Lower Into Town?
Seriously, I thought these guys were about to stop into Merv or Pete’s house for a quick coffee and chat!
The Northam Palace:
Check it out its almost like we are drifting down the street just out of reach of a normal person’s reach. At one stage we were actually talking to some people on the ground. So cool.
Time To Land:
All good things must come to an end. We slowly drifted across the Great Eastern Highway and landed in a paddock just past the highway. It was a thrill and awesome and I’ll certainly be doing it again.
On Sunday I was checking out the awesome clouds and thought there was no way that I could miss out on that action. I headed out to Cottesloe Beach to see what sort of photos I could get. It became really evident as sunset was arriving that all the clouds above Cottesloe were very qucikly burning off, which was a real shame as the clouds 30mins previously were just amazing.
Fortunately, I had checked out these rocks out about an hour before sunset and they had looked pretty cool, so I quickly scrambled down to them and started to snap away. In hindsight I’m actually pretty glad I was forced into this location as I’m really pleased with the way the shot turned out. Hopefully you guys do as well.
Let me know what you think,
What can I say? This is the only time that I have ever seen clouds at Bluff Knoll (I did see 5mins worth of cloud with Mark but it was very fleeting). It seems like ever time I head on down there they disappear for days.
I think I’d almost guarantee that if went down there in the middle of winter it would be cloudless!
Anyway on this particular morning I got very lucky and the sunrise was really intense and bathed the entire area in a beautiful orange glow. It was sensational.
Last Friday afternoon it was really windy and blustery but I thought I would head out to Cottesloe Beach anyway and see what I could come up with. I decided to use the good old Lee Big Stopper to try and add some drama to the image as it was still early afternoon. As you would expect there was virtually no one on the beach as it was just so cold.
I know its not your typical Cottesloe Beach photo with lots of blue sky and people running around everywhere but I really wanted one that showed how dramatic and empty this place can be during winter. I think I passed the challenge, hopefully you guys do as well.
Here I am just chilling out with my homeboy Danny Green in front of my photo of Cottesloe Beach at the Art Auction for Telethon.
Actually I just wanted to let everyone know the art auction was extremely successful and the auction managed to raise $20 500 for the kids of Ward 3B at Princess Margaret Hospital. Christian Fletcher’s photograph of Cable Beach was actually one of the highest sold pieces on the night so well done to Christian for that (which is a great feat as some of the artists have huge international reputations and sell their works for a minimum of $5000).
I wish I was here right now! Nice and warm with a nice cold beverage of some description in my hand. When I took this photo it was a nice 28 degrees with not much humidity.
I must head back up to Broome again soon. I wonder what sort of sunsets it gets during summer.
To get this shot I used the 17mm TSE lens which is just pure magic and I blended a couple of photos together in Photoshop using some photos that had been taken at two different exposures. One for the sky and one for the foreground. I think it worked do you?
About six weeks ago I did a quick run down to Balingup and then Nannup as I’d been really keen to discover the Balingup to Nannup Rd.
It was as if I was in a landscape photographer’s heaven with scenes like this presenting themselves every couple of minutes down the road. I believe normally it only takes about 20mins to traverse the road but it took me 2.5hrs as I had to keep getting out and capturing the magic.
This was an 8 image stitch using my 50mm lens and then stitched together using PTGUI.
If you ever get the chance to drive down this road, make sure you do. You won’t regret it. I’d love to hear your comments on this photo.
This photo almost never happened. True North Mark and I were still in Nannup late in the afternoon and trying as best as we could to get to the coast to try and capture sunset.
We really cut this one very close so close in fact that once we drove into the carpark we quite literally leapt out of the car and had to run down to the beach and only had about a minute to decide what angle we wanted to shot from and setup our gear.
I decided to head down to this jetty and see what I could get, while Mark decided it was a great time to combine a 2km run with a sunset shoot. He was running all over the beach like a man possessed. Good fun to watch.
Mr True North himself playing up at Denmark.
Right, not to be outdone by the movie title Snakes on a Plane I decide to release this photo ‘Cows on a hill’.
I took this about five to six weeks ago when I went for a quick tour of the South West. I went for a drive from Ballingup to Nannup via the rather obvious name of the Ballingup to Nannup Rd.
It was such a joy to drive down that road. Very windy and very scenic with heaps of photo opportunities. It took me 2.5hrs to cover what is normally a 30min trip I was having that much fun.
If you’re in the area make sure you drive down this road, you won’t be disappointed at all.
Okay, I decided to jump onto the altered landscape bandwagon when I saw this photo opportunity unfold before my eyes. If find it so annoying that up until recently, this place was covered in trees, lots of them in fact and now they have all been removed to make way for ‘development’.
I guess that its just a part of life but I really wish we would respect the Earth even if it was just a little more.
Most of you will probably guess who this is straight away, but some of you might not know who she is.
I really need to get back up to Broome again and capture some more of these sorts of sunsets. I wonder what it would be like during summer, the storms would be absolutely amazing.
Of all the great shots I have taken this year, they were all from Broome. I just seemed to click with the place, but from what I hear I’m no exception. Everyone seems to have their own personal Broome Time story. What is yours?