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. 🙂
Quite a few months ago I met up with Mr Spool and we headed down to the river to take landscape photos. Whilst we were walking we came across a yacht club so we decided to head in and see what we could come up with. This old girl really struck me for two reason, she was a bright blue when everything else around her was white and that she was like a dignified old lady in amongst all the ‘new’ boats. Its nice to see these old boats still out and about. Even her name is such a nice name the “Bicton Belle”.
I hope everyone gets a chance to get out and about this weekend and capture some awesome shots.
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On Friday evening I thought I’d take a quick trip up into the hills to see if any of the waterfalls had started to run after all the rainfall we had. I decided to head up to Hovea Falls as they were the easiest to get to. I’m happy to say that yes there was some water flow but I think they need another couple of weeks of rain before they really start to flow at their maximum. So back to being patient again, I think August is the best month for waterfalls in Perth. What do you guys think? Perhaps we should all head down south and find some decent waterfalls in the meantime. 🙂
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This is a shot that I managed to get on a recent trip down to Busselton. The farmers had been burning off the whole time I’d been down there and the smoke was ensuring that the sunsets were staying around for ages (at least 20mins) and were a really deep red. Its a pleasure taking landscapes like this when the sunset hangs around for ever instead of the usual two second sunsets that we get here in Perth, Australia. Normally as any other West Australian landscape photographer will tell you, we get about 5 maybe 10mins max to capture a sunset so if you ever see someone tearing up and down a beach clambering over sand dunes and rocks and doing crazy things chances are its one of us taking photos.
I know that Dylan Fox and Clint Baker were down there at the same time and I’m sure we’ll be seeing some more awesome photos from those guys shortly. I think with light like I had down at Busselton / Dunsborough / Margaret River during that week Clint’s Curse is finally broken. 🙂
So has anyone else been caputring any good photos? They don’t even have to be landscapes.
Anyone want to place a bet on how long Clint gets to stay in Greece before we see in the Greek news “Australian Landscape Photographer deported for bad light” lol.
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Today is bonus day, two posts in one day! This photo was taken my first morning in Esperance, what an amazing sight to wake up to. As landscape photographers we spend so much time up early in the mornings and out late at night chasing the elusive landscape photograph often only to have nature spoil our plans, so its a great feeling when you arrive on location and see something like this unfold before you. This was taken next to Twilight Cove in Esperance.
Did anyone get any good photos whilst we were away? What was the light like in Perth?
Ah the serenity you can almost feel it. This image was taken when I went down south with Neal and Kirk in November. We got there with high hopes and saw that a break in the clouds was starting to happen, but rain also started to make its way to us and it was heavy rain. Neal chucked the trusty $1 shower cap onto his camera, whilst Kirk and I hid under a rock. Eventually we all ran up to our cars, extremely disappointed as we had no backup location. We hung around for another 10mins and we got lucky, all of a sudden the rain stopped for a few minutes, the clouds allowed the sun to peak through and we scored a magnificent sunset! Talk about everything falling into place at the right time. Needless to say we headed back to Photo HQ very happy campers.
Has this happened to any of you guys? You get there and think that its not going to happen for you, when all of a sudden it does? Its pretty cool isn’t?
Anyhow, thanks for stopping by and reading my blog.
Every Rock Star Landscape Photographer needs their boat. Last time I looked in Better Photography magazine Peter Eastway and his friend run photography tours in a boat. I was thinking that perhaps with all the money I’ve made from my Landscape Photography I could purchase this boat and do my own tours. Any takers? 🙂 Seriously though I love this shot, I was going to call it ‘When I grow up’. Its part of me learning to grow and extending my photography boundaries and ‘eye’. Hopefully you will all see the sense of humour in this shot as I did.
Has anyone else got any quirky little shots like this?
I had arranged to meet Neal from Spool Photography at Burke Drive in Bicton for an afternoon shoot on Friday afternoon, however it was not to be due our timings. Whilst standing at Burke Drive I couldn’t help but feel that it was going to be a decent sunset but that I was in the wrong place. Does anyone else get a ‘feeling’ about these things? I decided I would head over to Attadale instead and I had given up shooting the sunset as I didn’t think I would arrive there on time to capture it. I must admit I was extremely surprised and pleased when I turned up to see this beautiful sunset appear in front of me. It gets so frustrating to go out weeks on end only to come home with nothing, so this made a fantastic change.
Did anyone else manage to capture this sunset on Friday evening?
On another note, Tony Middleton has written an extremely poignant post about what is happening with the bush fires in Victoria. My heart is certainly with the people in Victoria.
I was fortunate enough the other night to catch up with Neal from Spool Photography and Kirk Hille of Kirk Hille Photography for an end of year shoot. We started off at Narrows Bridge and hung around there for awhile but the light was not good to us unfortunately. After watching the sunset we attempted to take a few photos under the bridge with higher isos to see what happened. The results were pleasing but not sensational. We then decided to play iso wars against the Mosman Bay boatsheds which have been my nemisis for the year.
Neal and I cranked up the isos on our camera and smiled with delight at the results. Well at least I smiled, I was wondering how much Neal had to drink as he was jumping in the air, yelling obsceneties and giggling like a school girl. My guess is that he was happy with his Canon 5D MkII. I think its awesome that I’m taking these sorts of photos late at night now, but when does one sleep? I blame this latest lack of sleep squarely at the feet of Christian Fletcher, up until now I’d be heading home an hour after the sun set, but it was 10:30pm last night when I headed home and I was still tempted to fire off a few more shots at some other locations on the way home.
Well now thanks to Flemming and Christian I can now shoot 24hrs a day!!!
This shot I love. Yeah its got its flaws but what I really love about the photo is the reflections in the water, they are almost perfect!!! On this morning I met up with two extremely talented landscape photographers, Neal from Spool Photography and Kirk Hille. We got a couple of great shots and then heading off for the real business of the day, coffee!!!
I’m going to go back to this site when we have more dramatic sunrises and sunsets.
I absolutely love shooting around this area, I’ve done tons of fashion shoots around here because you can go to one location and have a stack of different backgrounds without having to go anywhere. Everytime I go down here I see something new to shoot. Anyhow, I decided to pick up the camera yesterday (Saturday) afernoon and try and get an evening shot of East Perth and I must admit I’m really pleased with the results. Again the 1Ds MkIII picked up so much detail that its incredible. I’m not sure how to make this picture bigger in wordpress though, so that I can show the detail.
I’d like to get an early morning shot of this place as well so if anyone is interested in catching up this coming Saturday morning for a shoot down here let me know.