Recently I had the privilege of shooting in the south-west with a group of photographers who I admire greatly. On one morning we headed to the pretty popular location of Sugarloaf Rock, as I had shot there on a few occasions I thought I would go for a wander around to see if I could capture some of the larger swell pushing towards the coast.
This shot shows the swell pulsing over the rocks just off the coast. Combined with the colours of the morning light, it made for a pretty epic sunrise.
I am still going through a few image from last weekends trip down south with Stuart, Tina and Shirley. This one coming from Sugarloaf Rock, showing a very nice consistent surf break.
The south-west has arguably some of the best surf in the world, and this was a small day. If only a surfer was on the wave, you would be able to get a sense of the size it was coming through at.
It is amazing how much can change in such a short amount of time.
Last weekend I was very fortunate to get the opportunity to shoot with a couple of incredible creatives, visiting a few different location around the Dunsborough region.
I could go on and on about this place, but you have to see it for yourself.
I’ll post of pano of the whole beach when I return home.
Mount Manypeaks is just to the east of the national park, and looks to rise up straight out of the ocean.
Another magical location on the south-coast.
The low dark rain (drizzle) bearing clouds came over Albany last night, which was good because another shot that I have been wanting to capture presented itself in front of me, and without the low clouds and sea-mist/spray it wouldn’t have been possible.
Another perspective of the ever beautiful southern coastline.
I headed back out again with Shawn Hayward down here in Albany.
We arrived at Emu point, and it was pretty busy, people walking their dogs, kids running up and down the beach. Not the most ideal scenario to set up for a few photographs. However as the sun set, the crowd departed and left the beach pretty much vacant.
I hope you like my effort from last night.
I caught up with friend and local photographer Shawn Hayward (VBI Photography) here in Albany yesterday evening as cloud started to become quite heavy over the coastal port city. I haven’t seen much of this cloud stuff for a number of weeks up in Perth, so the sight of it brought a big smile to my face.
Islands off the coast of Albany set up a great composition for another shot I’ve been wanting to get for a while. The south-coast, the place that just keeps giving.
A very popular spot down on the south coast. This is the first time I have visited this location, and was surprised at how busy it was. The place was packed out. Green’s pool is a favourite swimming hole on the south coast, as it provides a sheltered area to bath without the fury of the ocean sweeping through.
I am currently south at the moment attending a workshop to refine my photography skills a touch more. One of the massive positives being down here, is that I get to stay at the Bunker Bay Pullmans resort, right on the beach. Bleached white sand, clear turquoise blue waters, so I couldn’t resist a morning shoot down at the shoreline.
Hope you like my two shots I managed to capture this morning.
I hope to capture many more images on my trip down here, so expect a few more posts……
This year has been a big one in my life, my photography business has gone from strength to strength with a few of my images being displayed at Blue Lizard Gallery in Joondalup. Thanks to Erika for the opportunity and believing in my work enough to have it displayed. I look forward to continuing our work relationship into the new year and beyond. I also had 12 of my images selected to be used in the Surgical House 2014 Calendar. With well known photographers like Neal Pritchard and Glen Cowans being featured in the calendar in the past it was a real honour to be the featured photographer this year.
I also experienced my first cyclone this year while visiting my brother in Port Hedland. For a storm photographer like myself, that certainly was an experience.
Last but certainly not least, I finally took the plunge and married my best friend in front of my family and friends at the incredible Ayana Resort and Spa in Bali. Certainly the absolute highlight of the year, and I wish I could do it over and over again.
With the end of the year only hours away I thought now would be a good time to share with you what I think are my top 10 photos of this year.
The year saw me travel around the state chasing storms, visiting national parks, do a bit of flying all with my camera in hand, just waiting for that opportunity to arise to capture another image.
It actually is my top 11, as I had to include my lightning selfie here 🙂
I just love that photo, it is me in my element, and exactly where I love to be, watching the stars, lightning flashing in the distance, and thunder rumbling around me. Just epic.
Ok, so here are my top 10 photos for 2013 in no particular order.
So that’s it, my top 10 for 2013.
I would love to hear your comments, and whether you think other images could’ve been included.
Thank you to all my followers to my photography, and my blog. I hope you have had a successful and fulfilling 2013, and here to a better, stronger, and safe 2014.
Cya all in 2014 🙂
A bit of discussion is going on in our house, with a trip up north slowly coming together. With that in mind I thought I would rummage through some files of mine from previous trips to Karijini. Sure the gorges are something else, and I love climbing down there, getting wet in the pools and taking photographs while the heat of the sun beats down on the parched Pilbara landscape. However, the landscape above is just as spectacular. Seasonal storms bring rain and brief relief from the heat.
Here is Mt Bruce, rising above the surrounding landscape. The second highest point in Western Australia behind Mt Meharry, just a short distance away.
Some days in the summer we are very lucky for a strong cool sea-breeze to come in off the ocean and provide relief. Sometimes however it calms down to a gentle breeze right before sunset, and provides a great time to get down the coast and get a few shots.
A couple of nights ago. the elements all lined up. The breeze calmed down, the clouds were high, and the ocean was clear as day.
I love Western Australia’s coast!
I have had this in mind for a while, but trying to find a suitable spot that fit well with a composition I was thinking of proved more difficult then first thought.
It is quite a bit different from the normal landscape shot, but I am quite happy with what I’ve got.
I think it’s come out something similar to Ignacio Palacios‘s work? Maybe not?
If you use your imagination, it is almost like you are flying high above mountains, with valleys in between shrouded in fog.
I ventured up to the Pinnacles a couple of nights ago to see if it could catch the annual Geminid Meteor shower.
It was a great show, at one stage in the morning after the almost full moon set in the west, we were seeing a few meteors a minute. A few, “did you see that, whoaaa, did you see that other one….”.
After last years effort and great show, and now this years, I will be sure to make this an annual event I will never miss.
My goal for the night was to capture a time-lapse of the night sky again, so not being able to move my camera around I didn’t capture many meteors. However the time-lapse came out great. (Will be released sometime this week)
I think I will need to invest in another camera shortly, to hopefully capture the ones I would otherwise miss.