Yep. Another file that has been sitting on my Mac for about one and a half years, not because I didn’t like it but just because I forgot about it. I’d been setting up at Yallingup main break for a sunset shoot, but couldn’t shake the feeling that I really wasn’t in the right place. Something kept telling me to head on over to Injidup Point and I decided to listen and jump in the car with only a few minutes to spare to get there.
As I was driving into the carpark I was presented with this scene. A double rainbow as a rain shower was passing. I stopped the car, grabbed the camera and popped off this shot before heading down to the beach. I’m pretty happy now that I took the shot as I reckon its a pretty cool shot. The afternoon glow from the setting sun along with the rainbows is just another visual splendor that I’ve managed to experience at Injidup.
Can you believe Christmas is almost here again? Unbelievable. This photo of Twilight Cove in Esperance was taken quite sometime ago and its always been on my list of things to do so I thought I’d finally do it. Let me start by saying that neither the rocks or water have been saturated at all. For those of you who have been down to Esperance you’ll know that the water is a remarkable blue and of course that its freezing cold!
I’m hoping to be able to get back down to Esperance soon to capture more of its beauty though this time I might head out to Cape Arid as well as spending time around the town itself.
Have a great week everyone and I hope that you’ve all bought you’re presents and avoided the last minute shopping rush.
How awesome is weather that we’ve been having at the moment? On Friday evening I thought I’d go for the tourist shot of Perth from the South Perth foreshore and once I got there I managed to spot a few good angles that I thought would be good at sunset. It soon became apparent though that Mother Nature had other ideas and that the action was going to be elsewhere.
I hopped back into the car and headed across to Como Jetty to capture the sunset there instead. Its funny because as I was driving down the freeway on my way to the city I had looked at the Como Jetty and said to myself that is the spot for tonight but I still continued onto the Perth foreshore. It just goes to show that you should listen to your gut feeling! Instinct is a powerful tool.
I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! Now its time to hit the beach to see what I can get.
Okay, I’m just going to come out with it and say this is my favourite photo that I’ve taken in a long time. It has everything that I strive to capture in my photos. Its got a nice warming colour and strong water movement as well. I had to wait for just the right moment and exposure to get those reflections in the water and to capture the wave exploding onto the reef.
Hopefully this photo will earn me Mr Flemming’s ‘King of the Waves’ tittle again. I think it will as I’ve managed to capture my passion for the ocean in this photo.
I hope you guys all like it as well,
I managed to capture this shot last weekend while I was down south. I thought I’d finished shooting for the night and was actually walking back to the car when I turned around once last time and saw this scene. Needless to say I had to unpack my camera as quickly as possible as I won’t going to miss capturing this moody, dramatic, stormy sunset. For those who like to know:
Aperture – F11
ISO – 1oo
Shutter – 6secs
Filter – 3 stop GND Singh Ray filter
As always I’m glad that I turned around as I was walking off. Have you guys ever done that? Started to walk off only to find that your best shot was unfolding right behind your back?
Well I wasn’t going to go out tonight. You all know the usual story, too cold, too windy and its raining. Something told me to just get out there and shoot. Let’s face it, if you’re not there and the sunset fires up then its a shoot you’ll never get back. So I headed down to Cottesloe Beach and I just felt that it was the place to be, I drove up to Trigg Beach, Bennion Beach and North Beach before I headed back down to Cottesloe. I should’ve just stuck with my original decision! I got so many interesting shots this afternoon and I can’t wait for Sunday afternoon as the waves are meant to be huge, so guess where I’ll be Sunday afternoon! 🙂
I hope you guys like this photo, as far as I’m concerned this one is definitely going straight into the pool room.
PS – Mark I think the pressure is off now.
Don’t you just love an awesome sunset in winter? The colours are still quite strong though not always as intense as summer and the water is always so moody. I managed to capture this shot at North Cottesloe which if you haven’t discovered it yet is an amazing place for seascape photography. There is normally heaps of interesting rocks and plenty of waves hitting them as well. The other great thing about North Cottesloe is that the waves rarely make it past the rocks so you don’t tend to get too wet when taking photos here.
I remember last winter when I was taking shots at Bennion Beach. It was in the middle of winter and I was taking photos when a rouge wave came thumping through. I just managed to grab my tripod and hold it above my head before it hit me. The wave was that strong I lost one of my thongs. It was so funny, all these people were looking at me when I got back up to the carpark. I was drenched from my waist down on a cold day with only one thong on! I did eventually manage to get the other thong back.
What’s the worst thing you guys have lost while shooting? Hope everyone has a great week this week!
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Winters on its way and I’m getting excited. Not only do we need the water here in Perth but it also means its waterfall time and I love waterfalls. They are exciting to photograph because not only are they visually spectacular but they have such strength behind them as well. I’ve found a few good ones over the past two Winters but I’m really hoping to find new waterfalls this season. Fingers crossed that I will.
Winter also brings some really cool storms so its a great time to head down to the beach and get some awesome seascape shots of waves crashing against the rocks. So bring it on Winter. Bring it on!
Anyone else like like taking photos of waterfalls? What special considerations do have when taking photos of waterfalls? For me its taking a rag to wipe off all the spray, placing my camera in a plastic bag to protect it and to wear shoes with excellent grip.
Have a great and safe weekend everyone.
What can I say? I’m back into my early mornings again probably more so than evenings at the moment. There is something so refreshing and cleansing about being up at the start of a brand new day. I captured this seascape shot about a week ago after a trip up to Burns Beach. What a great spot for a seascape photographer to go crazy.
Hope you guys enjoy it!
Hope you all had a great weekend. Is everyone back from Karijini yet? I decided to get out and about this morning to new territory and hit Burns Beach. Mornings like this morning are always good fun, its not too cold and the waves are big enough to create interest but not big enough to completely soak you. I’ll definitely be heading back there when its low tide to cover it a bit better.
Melissa and I are still waiting for son No 2 to arrive sometime over the next couple of weeks.
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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?
I was fortunate enough to duck down south for the weekend and just chill out. In between having lunch with some good friends on Saturday and Melissa and I having the most awesome dinner at the Food Farmacy I managed to catch this shot at Meelup Beach. It was such a magnificient morning and I had the beach all to myself. 🙂 The colours in the water were absolutely amazing, when Meelup Beach has blue water, it has really blue water! Its a landscape and seascape photographers dream. Just think in another two months time this place is going to be plastered with people and almost impossible to photography no matter how early or late you turn up.
Aperature – F22
ISO – 50
Shutter Speed – 5sec
What places do you guys normally get to shoot, that will be covered in the summer tourist crowd shortly?
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