A few weeks ago I was on my way home from work. I looked across the river from the train and saw this boat lying on the river bank and I thought it was a great subject to try and capture. I also had a funny feeling that the sunset was going to be fantastic! Its sunsets like these when its a real privilege to be a landscape photographer, these colours haven’t been saturated in Photoshop in any way, it was definitely an amazing sunset. We get to capture the moment forever and let people see it time and time again. Its all good fun!
I hope you guys all managed to capture some great photos over Easter. What did everyone get up to?
Don’t you just love hot balmy summer nights that produce killer sunsets? I took a drive down to the Swan River a few nights ago and managed to find a parking spot, I couldn’t believe how busy it was. Tons of people had gathered down at the river to watch the sunset. Couples were cuddled up together drinking champagne, families were playing cricket in the park and firing up the BBQ, tourists were just watching the sun and contemplating their next stop and then there was this landscape photographer on a mission. I just love the fact that people get out and about and bond on nights like this one. If I had the courage I’d love to spend one evening just photographing these people as they enjoy the hot evening.
My 10yr old niece dragged me to this spot a few weeks ago and it struck me as a pretty cool spot to get a photo of Perth. So the location find has to be credited to my amazing niece Chloe and I dedicate this photo to her.
I’m guessing by now most of you guys will be firming up plans to head out and grab some great photos this weekend. Is anyone heading outside of the metro area? I’m heading up to Yanchep Lagoon this weekend to jump into the water and try and get some photos. These half in the water and half out of the water shots are harder than they look.
Take Care Everyone,
Last weekend I was lucky enough to slip down south under the cover of darkness. No it wasn’t a covert operation, its just easier driving down at night now with Xavier being a little older. I think we can all agree that its such a relaxing place to be and this weekend was certainly no exception. Christian of course put his usual ‘no cloud spell’ on me and made sure that the skies were crystal clear with only a hint of clouds.
There is nothing like being at a place like Cape Naturaliste just watching the sun going down and feeling like you don’t have a care in the world. That feeling didn’t last long though, the ‘really easy’ decent onto the beach felt like it was Mt Everest on the way back. This landscape photographer certainly earnt his beer that night after that climb.
Has anyone checked out Matthew Saul’s Quindalup Jetty shot from the same weekend? Its pretty cool. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
Hope you all have a great weekend,
I’m back in Perth for New Years Eve. It wasn’t the plan but things change unfortunately. Anyhow I had a fantastic time down south even though it was short. Melissa, Xavier and I were treated to a wonderful afternoon by Mark at True North Ashore. He was an amazing host and all three of us had a great time there. Folks, if you want a romantic weekend in beautiful Eagle Bay with your partner or just want to get away with the family, you can’t go past True North Ashore. It even has a little creek with rocks from the Kimberley running through the middle of the house and the master bedrooms are just amazing. It made it hard for us to go back to our humble little caravan! Thanks for a great afternoon Mark.
This shot is from a shoot that Mark and I did on Tuesday. It was extremely still and humid that day and we decided to head out to Quindalup before heading over to Injidup Beach. It was the weather that landscape photographers just die for. The skies were dark and moody yet the sun was sneaking through and highlighting all the colours in the plants. Just standing back and looking at it all was so cool, its times like these I realise I’m fortunate to be able to take Australian landscapes.
I hope you all have a fantastic and safe New Years eve tonight and that 2010 is a great year for each and everyone of you.
Some days are diamonds and other days you just get lucky. Well yesterday was both. Its been five weeks since I’ve ventured out to take a serious photo, not sure why probably a little battle fatigued from a pretty tough year. I just had to get out last night and ‘recharge’ my batteries, I hopped in the car and with no particular destination in mind just started to drive. Those who know me well enough would know that I instinctly drove to the coast for my recharge. I hit the coast at Port Beach near Fremantle, and headed past Cottesloe Beach, Scarborough and then past Trigg Beach. Finally I decided to hop out of the car and below me I saw a really small group of rocks that were just begging to have their photo taken. Being the ever obliging seascape photographer that I am, I grabbed my camera gear and walked down to the beach and setup my gear.
After being there for an hour and working out my shots the sun finally set and I got to work. The joys of taking seascape photographs came flooding back into my veins, I felt alive again and I think the joy of coming alive again were reflected in my photos. I’m really happy with this one. Where do you guys go for your recharge? Is it just taking photos itself that recharges you, or do you have a certain location that you gravitate to?
Aperture – F22
ISO – 50
Shutter – 1.6sec
I hope you guys enjoy looking at it as much as I did taking it. All comments are greatly appreciated.
As some of you may or may not know, earlier this year I had the privilege of going down to Esperance with Neal of Spool Photography and Kirk Hille. This was from our second night out at Lucky Bay in Esperance. As there was stacks of seaweed on the beach I thought I would go in search of some water crashing against some really steep rocks. Remember as a landscape and seascape photographer we don’t always get to shoot what we want so rather than waste the sunset or sunrise we have to quickly find something else to shoot.
Well I found a little trail leading off past the big rocks at Lucky Bay and I decided to follow it. It took me 25mins of walking to find some decent rocks and I managed to get a few decent shots. I then commenced the really steep walk home and once I got to the top of the hill I just had to stop for some water. It was from here that I took the shot. I was admiring the rock and just looking over Lucky Bay and relaxing when being a bit slow from all the exercise I finally realised that this would actually make a pretty cool shot. I love this shot its a typical Australian Landscape married with a great seascape shot. You’ve got the red rocks with green bush and the beautiful colours of Lucky Bay below. I couldn’t have asked for much more.
Its amazing how some of our best shots happen when we least expect it. I’m definitely heading down there again next year probably a bit further East this time though as well as a bit more time around the town. Hopefully I can get up to Broome as well and maybe share a beer with Flemming.
Does anyone else have any grand photography trips lined up for next year? Can anyone else share an accidently shot that turned out to be amazing?
Thanks for reading and commenting,