I got the opportunity to head down south for Friday night so I took it with both arms open. I decided I was going to head out to Cape Naturaliste and I made it just before sunset and with only minutes to spare. So I had to quite literally sprint down the track and down the limestone cliffs to get to this beach. It must have been pretty funny to watch, I’m not exactly the worlds greatest runner!
After catching my breath I decided to try and capture the big waves that were thumping through in the background with these rocks in the foreground. The waves were just huge and breathtaking to watch. After all the shooting it was off to Mike Fletcher’s house to feast on an amazing Thai Beef salad that his wife Ali cooked up for us. Delicious!
Hope you guys enjoy the shot.
About two months ago I started discussing the possibility of chartering a helicopter with a landscape artist and getting some shots of Rottnest Island. We decided that we wanted to get shots of Parker Point and Geordie Bay and then photograph Thompsons Bay on the way back to Jandakot Airport. I’ve done some aerial stuff offshore with Christian and Mike Fletcher but this was just awesome as I was the main shooter and hanging out the door. If you’ve not hung out the door of a chopper whilst taking photos you should! Its heaps easier than climbing over lots of rocks and steep hills.
If you are going to shoot from the helicopter make sure that you tell the helicopter pilot exactly what you are after and don’t be afraid to direct them once you are in the air. You’re paying a lot of money for the helicopter and they understand that. If you want to hover at 200ft ask them to do it. If you want them to do a fast circle over something get them to do it. You’re the boss.
Have any of you guys thought of getting into a helicopter? As always feedback and comments are always appreciated.
Hope you all have a great weekend,
Its another weekend, time to get out there and shoot like crazy! This photo was taken about two years ago and I’ve never really done much with it, however, with a few of the guys doing some black and white photos I thought I’d join the club. Its so much fun shooting the sand dunes at Lancelin, they are forever changing and you always come back with something different.
When I took this photo it was blowing a gale as usual and I had to wait for a lull in the wind before rushing out of the car and setting up a shot. I must have lost at least 5 kilos that day hopping out of the car and running up the dunes to setup for a shot and then run down the dune back into the car again. Still it was heaps of fun.
Hope you all have a great weekend.
Don’t you just love hot balmy summer nights that produce killer sunsets? I took a drive down to the Swan River a few nights ago and managed to find a parking spot, I couldn’t believe how busy it was. Tons of people had gathered down at the river to watch the sunset. Couples were cuddled up together drinking champagne, families were playing cricket in the park and firing up the BBQ, tourists were just watching the sun and contemplating their next stop and then there was this landscape photographer on a mission. I just love the fact that people get out and about and bond on nights like this one. If I had the courage I’d love to spend one evening just photographing these people as they enjoy the hot evening.
My 10yr old niece dragged me to this spot a few weeks ago and it struck me as a pretty cool spot to get a photo of Perth. So the location find has to be credited to my amazing niece Chloe and I dedicate this photo to her.
I’m guessing by now most of you guys will be firming up plans to head out and grab some great photos this weekend. Is anyone heading outside of the metro area? I’m heading up to Yanchep Lagoon this weekend to jump into the water and try and get some photos. These half in the water and half out of the water shots are harder than they look.
Take Care Everyone,
Well here it is, another shot from awesome Tasmania. After getting some great shots of Cradle Mountain itself I was driving back out of the national park when I saw this cool little stream that was just asking to be shot so I had to oblige. Just off to the right from centre you can see the tips of Cradle Mountain itself. This stream was just so nice and it was running past a rustic old mountain hut, which I managed to get some photos of as well. I know I’ve said it before but I’m definitely going back to Tasmania to try and capture its beauty properly. I could spend four weeks in Cradle Mountain National Park easily without getting bored.
Cradle Mountain must be one of the coldest parts of Tasmania, after this shoot I went home and even though I had two sleeping bags on I was still really cold. It was funny the next morning I got up and whilst I was shooting I met a local photographer. I told him I couldn’t believe how cold it was and he said he thought it was really warm! Anyhow I hope you guys enjoy this photo. I’m really proud of it.
Did anyone manage to capture the sunset tonight (Sunday) it was another amazing sunset.
Its really rare for me to post an unedited landscape photograph but I just couldn’t help myself with this one. I was down at Cottesloe Beach when it was 43 degrees and it was stinking hot! It took me 10mins to get to the beach as I couldn’t park near Cottesloe as all the car parks were full.
This is a 10 stitch image of Cottesloe Beach. If I didn’t have all my camera gear with me I would definetely have just jumped into the water myself. Any way back to processing the image.
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I hope you’re all having a great 2010 so far! This is a shot of some rocks that I managed to capture down at Sugar Loaf Rock. To get to it you had to first summon up the courage to step out of the car and face the onslaught of flies. Then you had to get your gear out whilst battling the army of vicious Ninja flies that were determined to make there way into either your eyes, mouth, nose or ears. It was then just a simple matter of heading down the path with a torch because the cloud of flies above you was so thick that it was blocking out the sunlight.
Though the flies were terrible in Dunsborough and Yallingup this year the weather conditions were a landscape photographers dream. We had really nice cloud with hot and humid conditions that produced some really nice effects. This summer has certainly been a lot more exciting photography wise that last year. Let’s hope it stays like this.
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