I’ve been sitting on this photo for months, its really captivated me, mainly because Canning River has been such a huge part of my life growing up. Growing up I certainly always appreciated going down there during the summer months and going swimming at Deepwater Point. I was a Sea Scout at Deepwater point and spent pretty much every weekend of my youth down at Deepwater Point. At 15 I was no longer elible for Scouts so for a year I stopped going there.
Then I discovered rowing and for the next four years I spent pretty much six to seven days a week twice a day on the river before I became a submariner in the Navy. Before I left it was such a rare event to see Dolphins in the river.
When I left the Navy one of the first things I did was rejoin the rowing community. I was amazed at how much cleaner the river was, we saw dolphins at least twice a week whilst out rowing and lots of Pelican’s and Shags feeding on huge schools of fish. It was good to see that efforts to clean up the river were working.
I’ve spent the past few weeks just riding around the river and remembering all the great times I’ve had down there and capturing photos of the area, so stand by for more photos from this area over the coming months.
Have any of you guys tried to capture your childhood history via the photography skills you now have? As photographers we are lucky as we can document our lives as we see it.
I hope you all have a fantastic Australia Day.
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.
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?
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This is another photo that I manged to capture up at Lancelin last weekend. As I said last weekend Lancelin with all its sand dunes is a landscape photographers dream. I was going to head back up this weekend but with the lack of clouds I didn’t think it was a great idea. I think this week I’ll be hitting the Perth beaches again like Trigg and Cottesloe to see what I can up with.
Did anyone get out of Perth this weekend and get some good photos?
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I managed to duck down to Dunsborough and Yallingup this weekend to chill out and capture some photos. I must admit it was a pretty heartbreaking weekend as Friday evening was the only time I really managed to get a few shots. I was totally rained out Saturday morning and Saturday evening and Sunday morning when I woke up I heard the rain just hammering down on the roof so I did what a normal person would do and went back to sleep and woke up at a decent hour! This is probably one of my more favourite seascape photographs I just love the way the heavy cloud is hanging above the water, its so threatening and yes it did rain shortly after the photo. Has everyone else had enough of this rain? It seems this year we’ve had stacks of it but I read today that we are still under average!
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This weekend I’m spending in Perth and hitting some local streams to see what they are like. Does anyone else have anything special lined up?
This is a photo from my first morning in Esperance when I was there in May. Poor Neal had to drink a bottle of Red to help him sleep as Kirk and I apparently aren’t the quietest of sleepers. I don’t know what he meant as I didn’t hear anything! This is one of those sunrises that you just get lost in as you stand there in amazement, you have to remember to keep taking photos. After we’d had a few days of average light in the Stirling Ranges this sunrise was definitely a welcome sight. If you’ve never been to Esperance you should do, its a must for landscape photography, its such a beautiful and diverse place.
We revisited Twilight Cove a number of times over the next few days but nothing matched up to this sunrise, in fact it was probably the best one the whole trip. I remember after catching these photos walking away from the camera for a couple of minutes and just watching it unfold before me, dare I say it was almost a spiritual experience?
Have any of you guys ever grabbed a few photos and then stepped back and enjoyed the view and allowed yourself to be caught up in the moment?
Hope you enjoy the photo and as always comments are appreciated. 🙂
Well it looks like everyone here is writing about Summer and how much they miss it and how close it now is, so I’d thought I’d post another photo of Cottesloe Beach. This is another shot taken in summer, again it was a really warm night and after taking this shot I put my stuff into the car and then jumped into the water myself. Its so relaxing being in the water late evening or night time, one of my favourite times to dive is at night. Anyhow back to the main story, hurry up Summer and bring on some wicked sunsets.
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