Category Archives: perth

Canning River- Perth, Western Australia

I hadn’t managed one of these images before, or even attempted one actually. But Iย  have always been captivated by this type of image when it was done correct.

Canning River- Perth

Into the Blue

On this occasion I headed down to Shelley with another photographer- Anton, checking out that part of the Canning River. It was the first time i’d been there, and in the end wasn’t really what i’d expected. While there though, I spied an old jetty opposite us, so we quickly headed around to check it out. Took a bit of effort on the mobile phone GPS to work out where it was and how to get in there but we got there. Anton lended me his Tokina 12-24mm lens to try out, which I now am glad to call my own ๐Ÿ™‚ But I tested it out on the jetty remnaints just as the sun was setting. The longer exposure settled the water and I also managed some nice blues.

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Rottnest Island and the perfect Australia Day

Well me mates always say that i’m “Fashionably Late” all the time- so I guess this post is keeping up with that trend Lol. Here’s my image I took while on what has to be an amazing Oz day aboard the True North, on our trip over to Rotto. An absolutely amazing boat, 1 beautiful island, 4 amazing tutors, 100 keen photographers and a pretty dedicated crew all added up to one wicked day! When the lesson’s were over we all headed over to the Island itself, where I decided to spend my time snorkeling while everyone else took photo’s. As it turns out it was my only snorkel for the season! So I don’t regret that desicion at all. ๐Ÿ™‚

Holding back the Indian

Holding back the Indian

After I was done snorkeling, I thought I’d better snap a couple (ended up only being 1 scene) of shot’s- after all you can’t go to Rotto and not take a photo can you!? And with a tripod on the line in the world class photo comp, I had to have a crack. This is what I came up with anyway- just no where near in time to make the competition lol. Love the subtle tones throughout the image, and I thought the Australian Flags on the yacht, balanced with the Mighty True North way back on the Horizon very nicely for the Ozzie Day theme. It looks to me that the rocks holding back the mighty Indian Ocean- hence the name…. me smart hey ๐Ÿ˜›

Anyway here’s the comp that was going on for the day- so check out the finalists. Some great shots!

And here’s some info for next years event which has taken on a different format.

Photographers that tutored for the day:

Christian Fletcher– Legend, main reason why I snap photo’s today! Who doesn’t know who he is anyway…

Nic Rains– Great photographer, fantastic to see someone else who doesn’t over cook their images in photoshop ๐Ÿ˜›

Tony Hewit– Amazing speaker and photographer- cooks his images, but in a bloody amazing way. Brilliant all round!

Glen Cowans– Mad diver/underwater photographer who has some amazing photographs, and some pretty cool stories to boot!

Moody Blues

Here’s another shot from my local…… well 40min away beach, Point Perron. This is actually from quite a while ago- so I guess i’ve posted these images a bit topsy turvy. I went out with a good friend Anton, who is another member of the Gem Camera Club. He’s great at getting portraits out of crowds- and has some fantastic shots of chinese lady’s in full attire, some others from Peru and some more recent action shots from the Avon decent and surf boat races.

Moody Blues

Moody Blues

The cloud continued to thicken as dusk approached- and I was unsure if we were going to manage anything at all. But on this day for whatever reason, we were treated to some amazing water. From the moment we saw it we knew we were in luck. I saw some nice moss on a rock so decided to use it for my foreground, and waited for a nice wave to come through to add a bit of motion. As you can see the water was stunning this evening- i’ve not seen it anywhere near this on any of my trips here. This is also an area I quite frequently snorkel with mates during the summer.

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Point Perron

Well i’m not gona make any excuses- or promises for or about my blog being asleep for probably the last month. I’ve not had any real chance to get out and shoot for months. The other weekend I went out to the coast- and got blown away, and blasted by rain going what definitely appeared to be more horizontal then vertical. Then the following day I went out to shoot some of my fav waterfalls, only to find out that DEC (our “environmental” watchers) had closed the area off to vehicles-this is only into the carpark. Adding an extra half hours walk each way, so I wouldn’t have time to get in where I wanted to go. So I will be getting back there with my bike to chop off a bit of time!

Hmmmm….. sounds like an excuse don’t it…. damn! Well anyway- due to all this i’ve been more happy to view others success with conditions and shoots then worry about my own bad luck. But seeing as though I have some images from ages ago I thought i’d best put something up here! ๐Ÿ™‚

Flare Baby

Flare Baby

This is an image from Point Perron (or Preston Point for Will :-P) which is basically the nearest beach to me. It’s quite a nice spot, and during summer you can quite often see my mates and I out amongst it snorkeling.

I’ve always wanted a “sun flare” image. But it’s something that has always eluded me. It’s one of those things I’ve always felt that when it works- it works really well. But if it doesn’t, then it’ll look horrible! So far this is the closest I’ve got to one that doesn’t look horrible.
The mossy rocks were reflecting the sun wonderfully- so I had to capture them. But the only way I could do that was to include the sun. Something that I usually don’t like doing when it’s this high.

For this reason I thought I’d jump at the chance to get my “Flare” going. Managing to get the flare at the 45deg, I thought was quite effective.
This was also my first shoot with my new camera. Canon 40D. Now most people are raving about their 5Dmk II’s these day’s- but i’m pretty happy so far, with the limited times i’ve had using this camera. A big improvement from my old Olympus E300.

As is discussed quite often- the lack of ability for the digital camera’s to capture the bright area around the sun is limited with this image. But I think it could still work, so i’m interested in any thoughts ๐Ÿ™‚

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Bibra Lakes

Well with a complete dry patch with about 3 months of not even taking a photo I thought it was time to do something about it. So with some clouds around (around March i think it was) and finally having some spare time I headed out to the lakes. I drive past these a couple of times a week as they’re on the way to where I play basketball, and have always wanted to get in to see what they’re like in person. I love how we can have these magical locations that appear to be so isolated, yet they’re in the middle of suburbia.

The Procession

The Procession

I was struggling to find a composition I completelyย  liked as all of these elements were in such close proximity to each other, and could very easily over crowd the image. There was no real way to utilize just one. I was tempted to lose the shoes and wander out into the water. But seeing the sludge on the bottom I thought best not to. I also like my feet glass and syringe free. In the end I gave this angle a go, and feel the elements are a bit more in balance. Combining with a nifty sky and some nice light from the sunset casting across the water.