– Distant Islands –

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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.

– Bunker Bay –

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.

– Bunker Bay –
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– Turquoise Waters –
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I hope to capture many more images on my trip down here, so expect a few more posts……

Top 12 Images of 2013

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.
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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 🙂
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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.

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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 🙂

Kindest Regards,

Jordan Cantelo

– Down from Above –

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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.

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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.

– Wonderful Wheatbelt –

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I use to think I had a favourite place to shoot, a favourite region of Western Australia that was just far above anywhere else. This thought process has completely changed. I have come to the conclusion that it is actually the whole state I am in love with. Each region has its special unique landscape that stands out from the others.
This shot is from the Wheatbelt, recent rains have filled salt lakes up, and brought colour back, if only for a short while.
The whole state is just incredibly spectacular.