Life…(blog)

PHOTOGRAPHY IS LIFE…

ONCE IN A LIFETIME

Its not every day a city outside of Victoria gets to host an #AFL Grand Final. Its not every day a photographer has the opportunity to capture fireworks at half time, at an AFL Grand Final in a city which will most likely never host it again (here’s hoping that’s not the truth !). When…

Cracking storm

The news reported 20,000 lightning strikes during this storm ! I would believe it ! I woke up late and nearly missed the chance to capture this event but luckily I was able to grab my gear and slide out the door just in time. I was onsite at 0300 hours at the Lancelin lookout…

Sea Dawg

Albany Surflife Saving held their annual New Years Eve swim in less than ideal conditions (some would say in typical Albany weather) on Thursday 31 December 2020 down at Middleton Beach. Despite the weather, a large number of swimmers braved the conditions supported by a large crowd cheering from the shoreline. Amongst the crowd were…

Nanarup Mornings

Early morning visits to Nanarup are a special treat for me. If you get out there early enough, you have the beach to yourself, the surf is pounding and the views are simply breathtaking. Another bonus is of course, no people means great flying opportunity. My Mavic2Pro continues to be my ‘go to’ portable drone….

Drone Halo • CheynesII

This image has been in my mind for a long time and finally I got to tick the photographers to do box ✅ This image was made possible by using my #drone to light up the #wreck in darkness. Whilst I circled the drone over the ship, I took a single image (55 seconds) from…

Shipwrecked

The #CheynesII wreck in Princess Royal Harbour is magnetising for a photographer! I love every opportunity I get to revisit the wreck, at different times and lighting situations ! Seeing the wreck up close let’s you appreciate just how rugged the work conditions would have been back in time when the vessels where operational. Harsh,…

Christmas chaos

Sometimes (ok most times) Christmas feels chaotic !! The balance of work against the chance to take photographs has been a little one sided lately – Christmas hasn’t helped ! I think I’m like many people who are drawn to watching #pelicans as they ungracefully move on land. Everything changes when they are in the…

Crash Boom BANG

A recent trip to Northam to see the kids and get my car serviced was rewarding in more ways in one. Of course it was a fantastic change to see the kids and visit ‘ol Northam town, but also to grab snaps of an awesome (not awesome for our farmers im sure) light and sound…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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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