Learn Something New Everyday
Who is Holga when she is in town and why is she visiting Injidup? Why am I even writing about her? I bought a Holga camera ages ago and though I had the best of intentions of using it a lot more than I currently do, I just haven’t. I do though really like the Holga / Lomography look, for some reason it has a real appeal to me. Maybe its because they create a heavy vignette, perhaps the crazy colours, the heavy noise, the soft focus or just the sheer unpredictability of the camera.
I have been experimenting quite a bit in Photoshop this weekend, on some of my old glamour shots and on my landscapes and its been heaps of fun. Its good to really stretch ourselves creatively and see what we come up with.
I decided to create a Holga / Lomography look for this photo of Injidup using Photoshop and I’m really pleased with the way it turned out. I know its not for everyone, but I really was just having a tinker around and thought I’d share it with you guys.
When was the last time you sat down and just did some crazy experimeting on your photos?
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.
I promise this will be my last photo of Injidup Beach for awhile! It just blows me away that within a few minutes and within a few meters of the same spot I was able to capture a number of distinctly different moods from this place.
I hope you guys all have a great weekend.
Another shot of Injidup Beach! What more can I say about the place other than I love it and its magical. On this particular evening the waves were just gently lapping at the beach instead of being hammered by the large waves that normally come through here like a freight train.
Just on the other side of the rocks were a large group of kids jumping into the water and swimming and splashing around, just having a great time. Its good to see that I’m not the only one who recharges at Injidup.
I can’t wait to get down here during winter to capture some winter storms.
Finally! I made it back to my beloved Injidup Beach, my first trip I think in almost five months. I must admit I really didn’t use the camera too much, I just strolled up and down the beach and soaked up the atmosphere, and as always it was totally relaxing.
The great thing about Inji is that its always changing. This time because its the end of summer and because it was a full moon the tide was right out and there was lots of sand covering the normally really big rocks. Usually these rocks that I’m standing on are being smashed by really big waves and you’d never get a chance to stand on them without being swamped or being swept away. I love this look but personally I can’t wait until the sand is swept away and we get the big seas thumping against the rocks again.
Did Perth get any clouds this weekend at all?
Now that the exhibition is over I have a bit more time to relax and head out and starting taking photos again. It seems like ages since I last headed out on a photography adventure. Now before I tell you about this photo please make sure you go and check out Andrea Green’s new blog and say hi.
This shot was taken August last year just as the sun was breaking. There had been stacks of rain and I hadn’t managed to really pull off any shots at all so I decided to head over to my spiritual home Injidup Beach because it almost always delivers. Well I definitely wasn’t disappointed, as the sun began to rise I was presented with this awesome stormy scene and the wet rocks were throwing up a great red. The 1Ds copped an absolute soaking on this day and it still managed to deliver.
I really think its time to take a trip back down south soon and check out a few new areas that I managed to scout out just before Christmas and soak up the whole South West atmosphere again. This photo was taken using F11, ISO50 with a 20sec exposure.
Have a great long weekend everyone,
This is a shot from where else but Injidup Point, where the surf is always nice. Well not always but it just seems that way when I’m down there. I’ve only been in the US for a few hours and I’m missing home already. Qantas have completed stuff up my flights so I’ve spent the past few hours in a hotel here in San Francisco waiting for another flight that leaves for Houston at midnight. I wish I hadn’t asked Melissa to carry my camera back to Perth now when we parted ways in Sydney. I could’ve got out to the Golden Gate Bridge and had an attempt at photographing that.
On a positive note I got some pretty awesome photos of Hobart and Cradle Mountain which I can’t wait to share with you guys when I get back home.
Hope you’re all having fun in the nice hot weather back home!