Life…(blog)

PHOTOGRAPHY IS LIFE…

Natures spotlight

Today was just one of those perfect days here in the #GreatSouthern. Perfect temps, light winds and a chance to take the Inspire 2 for a run. Recaqent firmware upgrades released earlier this week have fixed the gimbal yaw issues which have always been a bug bear for Inspire 2 pilots – I must say today my post maintenance test flight was a total…

Hauled out

Sub Antarctic fur seals in the marina don’t haul up onto the rocks of the Groyne all that often here in Albany – but when they do, it’s a special moment for all! Given it’s illegal to harass or disturb the seal, I packed my zoom lens with 1.4 Teleconverter to give myself some distance to grab a few shots quickly. It’s amazing to…

Possibilities

Possibilities are endless • it’s inspiring to walk through Perth and see such a mix of form, structure and light. Trees 🌳 melded into spaces everywhere really demonstrate how design can accommodate any possibility. As you venture down laneways and into public open space throughout the City, trees provide quite the juxtaposition between the living and non living. This tree is set back, surrounded…

Mood

Mood. So many parts to how we define mood. How you feel, how something looks! This image has quickly become one of my favourites – snapped whilst walking one evening at the back end of a rain storm passing Elizabeth Quay. I’m always searching for colour, light and structure and will often walk down alleyways seeking that elusive combination. This image presented cold, dark…

Street Photography

I truly love carrying around a light weight mirrorless DSLR wherever I wander, always looking for images with striking light / colour / structure. Sometimes you get all three ! I’m a country man by heart, but there is something about the structure and chaos of the city… Walking in the early hours of the morning is my thing – great for the ones…

Foggy mornings

Right place right time • most images I grab are opportunistic • it’s all about being at the right place and time. I drive around looking for opportunities. winter mornings often start out quite clear but change rapidly depending on your location. This image is an example of this • move 500 metres either way and you have clear views but stay and explore…

Southerly Magazine Exposure

If you haven’t had a chance to read the Southerly Magazine here in the Great Southern, go grab yourself a copy ! I love how they use premium quality paper and their content is sublime. Needless to say, I also get pretty excited when they use my images for their regular promotion of local photographers in action. When Wayne asked if he could use…

And the winner is!

We have never run a competition before, but after two weeks of activity on Facebook and Instagram, it was great to select a winner. We added everyones name into an excel spreadsheet, allocated each entry a reference number and used a random number generator to make the selection. My wife stood by as we cross referenced the number to a name…. Melissa Hepburn is…

Anvil Beach Perspectives…

Not quite the sunrise of yesterday, but every bit the light…. This morning we travelled to Anvil Beach in search of Argonauts…(the search continues). Anvil Beach never ceases to amaze, dramatic coastline, pristine beaches and a whirlwind of water and sand. I took time to grab images of the famous anvil rock, then decided to throw up the Mavic2Pro to look at the swirling…

Separation…

I really must slow down when processing images, as hidden amongst the collection are little hidden gems – like this one. My previous shot of this cow and calf really was a favourite for me, but… I think I love this one more. The movement of #SouthernRightWhales north past our coastline is a sight to behold…

Splish Splash…

Saturday morning, pre dawn. Hard to get a great sharp shot on under water missiles hurtling down the beach chasing schools of fish. Needless to say, they work well as a team ! We are blessed with a coastline of teaming marine life, sharing their daily activities with us! This shot was taken on Norman’s Beach at the base of Mount Manypeaks.

Normans Beach

Our usual Saturday morning hike took us to Normans Beach, at the feet of Mount Manypeaks. We left a bit late this morning so it was a rush to get down to the beach to capture the best light. Walking down past the Salmon Shacks, we were greeted with the most magnificent orange, red, magenta sunrise – silhouetting Mount Manypeaks before us. Needless to…

Afternoon Delight

What a week of contrasts. From inclement weather including rain, thunder and lightning, to a day of perfection today, Friday – a prelude to the weekend. Sometimes it’s nice to just sit, stop, relax – chill. So that’s what we did. It’s a perfect time to grab some take away and watch natures TV do what she does best. Who needs a drive in…

Hanging Out with #SouthernRight Whales

This morning we went hiking at #TwoPeoplesBay near Albany, Western Australia. I started walking with just the Olympus OMD EM10mk3 – I had the Mavic 2 Pro handy just in case there were whales in the bay. So as luck would have it, breaching whales near the shore line necessitated a couple of km run back to the car to grab the M2P. So…

Website Launch

Today is the day I launched the new website. Up until this new site was created, I was working off Googles free website offering which was limited. Yeah, I know, it was free…. I heard that WordPress was doing competitive pricing for hosting websites and wham, click bam, I signed up and created a website. All credit to the ‘Happiness Engineers’ aka Support Team…

Windmills in the Mist

This image was taken on a cold, zero degree morning in July 2020.

Whilst hiking on Perkins Beach towards Torbay Inlet, the Albany Windfarm peaked out of the mist – highlighted by a superb sunrise !

I use an Olympus EM10 Mark 3 when hiking and despite it’s size, it takes a fantastic shot. I hope you agree !

Dingo Beach – Paper Nautilus

This image was taken when my wife and I hiked into Dingo Beach (near Torbary) in July 2020.

My wife found this paper nautilus and was ecstatic because of the find. I however was ecstatic for another reason 😉

I asked if I could borrow the shell and, seeing the sunrise approaching, lined the shell up to capture the image before you !

I use an Olympus EM10 Mark 3 when hiking and despite it’s size, it takes a fantastic shot. I hope you agree !

Bridge in the Mist

This image was taken when my wife and I hiked into Dingo Beach (near Torbary) in July 2020.

My wife found this paper nautilus and was ecstatic because of the find. I however was ecstatic for another reason 😉

I asked if I could borrow the shell and, seeing the sunrise approaching, lined the shell up to capture the image before you !

I use an Olympus EM10 Mark 3 when hiking and despite it’s size, it takes a fantastic shot. I hope you agree !


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