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.
Winters on its way and I’m getting excited. Not only do we need the water here in Perth but it also means its waterfall time and I love waterfalls. They are exciting to photograph because not only are they visually spectacular but they have such strength behind them as well. I’ve found a few good ones over the past two Winters but I’m really hoping to find new waterfalls this season. Fingers crossed that I will.
Winter also brings some really cool storms so its a great time to head down to the beach and get some awesome seascape shots of waves crashing against the rocks. So bring it on Winter. Bring it on!
Anyone else like like taking photos of waterfalls? What special considerations do have when taking photos of waterfalls? For me its taking a rag to wipe off all the spray, placing my camera in a plastic bag to protect it and to wear shoes with excellent grip.
Have a great and safe weekend everyone.
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.
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.
This is a shot of a Tulip that I managed to capture at Araluen last year. I have always meant to head up to Araluen when the Tulips are out in full force but for one reason or another I’ve never made it. Well after spending only 5mins at Araluen I had managed to capture a whole stack of images, it was just that good. The team who look after Araluen certainly do a fantastic job and I for one will be back next year to try and capture the Tulips a little earlier in the season this time.
Has anyone else shot at Araluen? Do they have other flower exhibitions at all? I’m guessing most of us have been up to Kings Park at one time or another to capture the flowers up there.
Well this is officially my last post for the year. Can’t believe its gone so incredibly fast. Again I hope you all party safely and I can’t wait to catch up with you all in the New Year.
This shot was taken at Quindalup boat ramp with Mark. As you can see the skies were really going off this particular afternoon. I’ve got heaps more shots from Sugarloaf Rock and Wyadup Rock from this evening but of course I’ll post them in the new year.
See you next year everyone,
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.