Blackwall Reach near Fremantle would have to be one of my more favourite spots on the Swan River. Despite all the boat traffic going by its actually a very peaceful place to be. Its also a pretty cool spot to go diving as there are stacks of boats sitting on the bottom here, bikes are down there and I’ve even found the remains of an old truck down here.
If you’re into prawn diving this is one of the best spots in the Swan River to get them. Normally they are between 9M and 14M of water and on a good night you could easily bring in a kilo of prawns. Perhaps one of the best things about this area is that its full of seahorses just below the surface. I could almost guarantee that if you went for a snorkel or dive around here you would find at least one seahorse.
I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. I certainly did.
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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.
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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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?
This is a photo I got a few weeks ago when I was on my way to work and I was pretty stoked with the results. Its funny because even though there wasn’t any colour the other photographers left but as you can see it was still a really moody start to the day which I thought was still great to watch unfold. I have to admit I was really exhausted after this shoot because so many personal trainers were yelling and screaming at their classes and everyone was sweating so hard. I felt like I lost weight just by being there. I can think of better things to do in the morning than run around having some bloke scream at me.
This photo also has my new logo especially designed for me by Beau Mitchell. Thanks Beau!!!
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!!!
Well its that time of the year for our annual Christmas Photography Spectacular!!! Obviously all are welcome, kids, dogs, cats and yes even partners. 🙂 It will be this Sunday the 14th of December 2008 and we shall meet at 6:30pm. The idea is to just meet up and say hello to everyone before we discretely ask Clint to leave the party at 8pm so that we can capture a decent sunset. Hopefully you can all make it, its been a fantastic photography year for all of us and we’ve all posted some amazing images so let’s celebrate that together.
Since most of us have met each other through our association with Christian he will be beaming down a special message via satellite TV dressed in a Santa suit (okay so this still has to be negotiated).
Anyhow it will be great to catch up the the Perth Landscape Photography Crew.
As for where? Now that is a surprise and you’re going to have to checking back, the location will be posted in the next 24hrs.
This was a shot I captured whilst I was shooting with Neal and Kirk this morning. This tree kind of caught my eye. It was a fantastic morning and as always I just couldn’t wait to drag out my camera and get cracking! I met Neal at Noble Falls at around 0600 this morning and Kirk wasn’t far behind. We spent ages shooting in this location and its definitely got stacks of potential. Afterwards we headed back down the road to the nearest roadhouse to partake in a much needed morning coffee. It was heaps of fun and I’ll definitely tackle this spot again in the near future.