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.
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,
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,
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.