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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This is the site I saw from the Overland Track just before I started my last push towards Cradle Mountain. If you look really hard you’ll see Kitchen Hut right at the base of Cradle Mountain. In this shot I love the fact that you can see most of Cradle Mountain and Barn Bluff in the background.
Was it cold up there? It sure was, it was around -5 degrees which is pretty cold in my books! I’d love to return to Cradle Mountain one last time and grab a helicopter and cover it and the surrounding areas from the air as it would be pretty easy to get some amazing stuff. This is a five image stitch with each shot comprising of two exposures one for the mountain and the other for the sky.
Hope you guys enjoy it,
Last Saturday when I went into work I noticed there were some really cool clouds around. You know the sort, really high, whispy and white and they looked so cool. After staring at these two cranes for almost 12mths I finally decided to take a photo of them mainly because of the awesome clouds.
This was taken using my 70-20mm and handheld so I was pretty happy with the end result. Did anyone else manage to capture those amazing clouds?
Welcome to Mt Roland in Tasmania. I’d seen this mountain when I was in Tasmania in January but unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to photograph it as I ran out of time. In fact I almost ran out of time again on this occasion as I only had 3 hours before jumping on the plane and it had taken me much longer to get to this spot because of ice on the road. I’m not really sure how we are supposed to drive with ice on the road as I’ve never done it before so I just went amazingly slow on the road.
Mt Roland is really a very imposing feature in the Sheffield area as Mr Tim “Island Images” Wootton will confirm, after all its his home turf. I’m glad I finally got to shoot it and I’ll definitely have another go at it again when I’m back there in six weeks time.
Just out of curiosity, does anyone have any hints for what to do when driving when there is ice on the road?
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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How shocking has the weather been of late? Its been hard to try and get out and about to get any decent photos in this weather! This photo was taken last summer, it was a beautiful evening, there were lots of people strolling up and down the beach, with quite a number of people also still swimming. Just think only a few more months and we’ll be back to that lifestyle again. Woo Hoo! There is nothing like taking seascape photos on a warm summer’s evening down at the beach.
F11, ISO50, 10secs.
Lens – Canon 24-70mm F2.8
What is everyone elses’ favourite time of year to shoot?
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