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,
Ok it might not look like it but Marky Mark and I were about to tackle the hardest part of all the trails that we drove over whilst covering the “Longest Day” run.
We really could’ve done with a monster truck to cover this section of the track as it was just so rocky it wasn’t funny. We were driving up the hill just waiting for one of the tyres to pop!
Check out Mark flexing his muscles.
Let’s see how good your Fletcherology is. Which Fletcher is this? Obviously only one of them will say its the good looking one. 🙂
Again you can see just how beautiful Boranup Beach was on the day. It was simply amazing.
Well its that time of year and I hope that you and all your families have a fantastic Christmas and a great New Year. I have a feeling that 2011 is going to be a big one.
This photo was taken at Boranup Beach and I think that out of all the locations we saw on Tuesday this was the most stunning. I’ve driven along the beach quite a few times and never seen it like this at all. That channel of water running across the beach was simply the icing on the cake for me.
If you look closely you can see Mark snapping off a couple of shots of this place.
Be safe everyone!
On Tuesday 21 Dec 2010 I was lucky enough to be invited along to record a charity event along with Christian and Mike Fletcher, Merv French, Peter Hodgson, Jamie Nichalo, James X and True North Mark. It was an amazing and epic 24hrs and I’ve been introduced to a lot of new areas down south to shoot!
On the Monday night we shot the Leeuwin Lighthouse until late and fell asleep around 12am. We were all up at 3:30am to record the start of the charity run which started at 4am. We then followed the two runners all the way up the coast snapping shots of them as they were running along it. I can’t believe they ended up running for 21 hours straight. What an amazing feat.
Along the way we stopped off at Boranup Forest for a few shots and this is one of the shots that I managed to grab and I’m really happy with it. Its also one of the few spots that I was able to hobble to during the day thanks to a torn calf muscle.
Thanks for inviting me along guys, it was great to catch up with all of you again.
Thanks for your comments,
This is an image I managed to capture a few weeks ago and I’ve been sitting for it for the past couple of weeks trying to work out why it really draws me in. I finally worked it out. It draws me in because its just so simple, yet its still effective. This is another shot that I managed to capture after I was walking away from my original shooting position and was heading back to the car. Maybe my new technique should be to turn up to my spot, unpack and then immediately repack all my stuff and then start heading back to the car. It seems to work for me! 🙂
Hope you guys all like it.