Blackwall Reach Boats
Blackwall Reach near Fremantle would have to be one of my more favourite spots on the Swan River. Despite all the boat traffic going by its actually a very peaceful place to be. Its also a pretty cool spot to go diving as there are stacks of boats sitting on the bottom here, bikes are down there and I’ve even found the remains of an old truck down here.
If you’re into prawn diving this is one of the best spots in the Swan River to get them. Normally they are between 9M and 14M of water and on a good night you could easily bring in a kilo of prawns. Perhaps one of the best things about this area is that its full of seahorses just below the surface. I could almost guarantee that if you went for a snorkel or dive around here you would find at least one seahorse.
I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. I certainly did.
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We had an amazing sunset here last night, I hope you guys all managed to get out there and get some photos. I managed to grab this shot before ducking around and shooting Point Walter as the sun was setting. I promised myself no wave shots this weekend and at first I did end up down at North Cottesloe but I snapped out of it and headed back around to the Swan River. I’m really glad I did the light was just amazing and everything came together just right. Did anyone else manage to get out there and get some awesome shots?
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Hope you all enjoy,
Parker Point Boats
Happy Mothers Day!
I hope that all the mothers out there have a fantastic Mother’s day. My wife has just had her banana pancakes covered in chocolate sauce.
This photo was taken out at Parker Point, Rottnest Island. It was on Good Friday and so many people were just splashing around in the water having a great time. I must admit it was almost tempting to ask the helicopter pilot to land just so that we could jump into the water. We in Perth are so lucky to have Rottnest Island so close to us and to have it still relatively unspoilt even in this day and age. If you are coming to Perth you have to visit Rottnest Island.
We got engaged and married out at Rottnest we loved it that much. Have you guys got an special Rottnest stories? Or stories of a similar place?
Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone.
Hobart Historical Ferries
This jetty is just off to the left of Elizabeth St Wharf in Hobart, Tasmania and I saw it on my way back from Salamanca Place. The ferry itself was really interesting and dare I say cute? What really got me about this composition though was the cool ferry, the sign saying ‘Captain Fell’s Historical Ferries’ and the tallships in the background. For me it really summed up what the whole place was about. Charm, character and history! I could walk around in Hobart for a couple of weeks just shooting away and not run out of subjects to capture. If you’ve not seen them yet Mark Stothard is currently posting some great landscape photography shots of Tasmania. Go and check them out.
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For those of you who are hitting Karijini I hope you have an awesome time and get up there and back safely. I can’t wait to see the photos when you all get back.
Stranded in Applecross
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?
Not sure what WordPress has done to this pic to make it look soft in the small version, but if you click on the photo and view the large version its sharp.
Ok, all jokes Tasmanian jokes aside, Tasmania rocks! I am definitely going back again this year to cover it in more detail. I could’ve spent days in Hobart itself just taking photos alone. This was the view that I was presented with my first morning in Tasmania and I was just blown away by it. I was hoping for mirror like reflections in the water and to have Mount Wellington light up like it did was just a bonus. This particular morning I also managed to get over to Salmanca Place and captured some pretty cool shots from there with Mount Wellington in the background as well. Tasmania, a landscape photographers dream.
Hopefully Tim from Island Images will approve of this shot. 🙂
As always for those who are curious:
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The roads are so steep and have so many corners that I think if I moved to Tassie I’d buy a WRX or EVO just to deal with the corners. To give you an idea of how hard it is to get around on the West Coast, it took us almost 3hrs to travel 70kms around the Queenstown area.
Has anyone else considered a trip to Tassie and what areas did you think of shooting?
I hope you all have a great weekend.