Jindalee Beach Sunsets

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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!

Southern Surprises #2

This is a redo of a previous image of mine. The reason for the update was that while I was going through some of my photos, I realised a few inconsistencies with this image. Mainly dust spots, that I somehow didn’t see before.
I hope you enjoy the cleaner, more clear ‘Southern Surprises’

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“A week or so ago, I again had the privilege of shooting with Tina Bartley.
On a previous trip, we photographed the area not too far from here, and as we finished and drove home, I saw this beach just peeping over a hill as the road twisted its way over the headlands.
With no time left to shoot on that particular morning, I made it my mission the next time I was in the area I would get here and make sure I captured it.
One of many places scattered along the south coast that are just out of this world. White sandy bays, with turquoise blue waters, clear as day”

Little Beach, Two Peoples Bay

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Little Beach is currently ranked #3 best beach in Australia.

Little Beach is quite that, Little. Located at Two Peoples Bay National Park in the Great Southern region, of Western Australia. The waters are turquoise blue, the sand it bleached white.
Bays like Little Beach litter the south coast, the water is quite cool, but can be refreshing when the temperature hits 40C.

Reflection

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Last night I raced down to the beach to join a group of fellow photographers. I didn’t think I would make it as I was stuck at work till late afternoon. But I was very fortunate to finish with enough time to make it to the beach.

The cloud was overcast all day and it was only just before sunset a tiny gap started to appear on the horizon.
A small sign that we could be in for a bit of a surprise.
The sun did make an appearance for a couple of brief moment before it dipped below the horizon. Enough to give off some great colour.

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Sugarloaf Rock & Meelup Beach

Last weekend I had the privilege to attend a seminar/workshop with some of Australia’s and worlds best landscape photographers. Ninety Degrees 5 (ND5) are a group of photographers consisting of Christian Fletcher, Dr Les Walkling, Tony Hewitt, Peter Eastway, Michael Fletcher and Nick Rains.
These guys provided some truly inspirational presentations. Most of the time I was jaw to the ground that I was actually able to listen and be in the presence of these guys.

So about this shot, while I was down in Busselton, There was no doubt I was gong to take full advantage to get out and shoot the local landscape as much as I could possibly fit in. Saturday and Sunday morning both started at 4am for me. Saturday morning I visited Sugarloaf rock, while on Sunday I visited Meelup beach, and afterwards ventured back across to Sugarloaf, to capture some of the wild weather that was hitting the capes at the time.

The weekend was just awesome, I am eagerly awaiting my return to the South-West, sooner rather then later, one to revisit the ND5 exhibition  being held at the Yallingup Art Studios/Gallery. And two, to shoot more around the magnificent coastline around the south-west.

Hope you enjoy these two shots, one from Sugarloaf rock and one from Meelup beach.

I have a couple more images from both areas that I will put together soon, stay tuned.

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Jindalee Sunsets

This evenings sunset was a complete surprise. Well not the sunset itself (that happens every night, ha ha), but during the afternoon the high cirrus cloud, was soon joined by thicker mid level cloud that soon became overcast. The sunset at about 5pm looked like it was going to be a doozy. So with that in mind, I was intending to head to the beach solely to attempt some long exposures with the big stopper and have a muck around with the camera. Well I was in for a surprise.
The mid level cloud all of a sudden started to thin out to reveal the high stuff, and the sun decided to pop its head out just before it dipped below the horizon, creating some breathtaking colours. Pinks, reds and yellows painted the sky, reflecting on the shoreline. It was truly epic, and I just loved being down there.

Hope you enjoy the shot
It is a 6 image stitch using Lee ND Soft Grad Filters.

Dawn over Cottesloe

The thing about dawn photography in the summer is that the day starts soooo early. I left home at 330am to be on site for 430am, an hour long drive down the coast.
As much as I would’ve loved a few clouds in the sky, I still loved the light we were treated to.
Thanks Aggie for the morning, hope you also enjoyed the 430am start 🙂

Details
Canon 5d Mark II
24-105mm f4.0L IS USM + Lee soft grad ND filters
A: f11
T: 2s
ISO: 100

Dawn Colours


It is amazing how much the light can change in as little as 5 minutes.
Just as the sun was starting to light up the high cloud. That is what we all wait for. Surprisingly it only lit up for about 5 mins. Both of us had to really make sure we had our composition sorted in readiness for the colour.

Details
Canon 5d MK II
24-105mm f4.0L IS USM + Lee Soft Grad ND Filters
A: f9
T: 0.8
ISO: 100

Dawn over the Beach

Tom and I decided that we wanted to shoot the city this morning, but approaching the freeway, it was very obvious we were not going to make it on time as the traffic was ridiculous. A quick change of plan was due, so with a cold front approaching the WA coast, we both thought the coast would be a good option to shoot the morning light with the approaching high cloud.

Details
Canon 5d Mark II
24-105mm f4.0L IS USM + Lee soft grad ND filters
A: f11
T: 1s
ISO: 50

The Great Western Australian Coastline

Western Australia has what I believe to be some of the best beaches/coastlines in Australia, if not the world. Yesterday I re-visited a local beach at Two Rocks. This place has taken top spot in my mind of the best beach in Perth. I have been warned though by a mate of mine who runs up and down the beach, that this is not always the case. 10 out of 12 months of the year the beach is covered in seaweed. Though when this clears, the remaining fine white sand with turquoise waters just creates the paradise that Western Australian beaches are renowned for.

Details
Canon 5d Mark II
5 Image stitch
24-105mm f4.0L IS USM + Lee Soft Grad ND Filters
A: f9.0
T: 1/20
ISO: 100

Details
Canon 5d Mark II
24-105mm f4.0L IS USM + Lee Soft Grad ND Filters
A: f9.0L
T: 1.6s
ISO: 100

Details
Canon 5d Mark II
2 Image merge
24-105mm f4.0L IS USM + Lee Big Stopper 10 Stop + Lee Soft Grad ND Filter
A: f9.0
T: 20s
ISO: 100

After the sun disappeared, a walk back to the beginning of the beach was in order to meet up with a fellow photographer, Cen. We just so happened to bump into two other photographers Julie and Giada. Now light painting is something that I have been trying to master for a long time with mixed results. Tonight I think I nailed it with this. The colours that appeared as I lit up the rock with my LED torch were incredible. It worked for us tonight. It just proves persistence pays off.

Details
Canon 5d Mark II
24-105mm f4.0L IS USM
A: f4.0
T: 30s
ISO: 100

White Sandy Beaches

I was keen to head down to the beach after watching the sky fill with high cirrus cloud all day, and capture the bright pinks that would bounce off them as the sun was setting. But, as per usual the high cloud headed east and away from the coast about an hour before sunset. Not deterred, I was still in the mood to head down and capture a new location. I jumped in the car and headed north. I was beyond excitement when I arrived and walked down, the beach opened up to what seemed to be an endless white sand that followed the water all the way to the horizon to the south (as you can see in the photo). We are very lucky in Western Australia as we have (I may be slightly bias) the best beaches in the world.

Details
Canon 5d Mark II
24-105mm f4.0L IS USM + CircPol + Lee Soft Grad ND Filters.
A: f9.0
T: 8s
ISO: 100

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Mettams Pool Sunset


A few weeks back I wondered down to a local perth beach, a favourite amongst divers and snorkelers. This is the first time I had been here to photograph, and after witnessing many sunsets here after a day in the water, I was stoked to finally make it here with another photographer Tom.
Luckily the cloud stayed around for a bit to give us that little extra punch for an already amazing sunset.

Details
Canon 5d Mark II
24-105mm f4.0L IS USM + CircPol + Lee Soft ND Grads
A: f9.0
T: 0.8s
ISO: 100

Northern Beaches Sunset


Having now settled in to my new place, I can be a touch more selective of when I should head to the beach and photograph the sunset. The area is becoming a favourite spot for locals to walk/drive to and just sit down and appreciate the sunsets that Western Australia’s renowned for.
Details
Canon 5d Mark II
24-105mm f4.0L IS USM + Lee ND Grad Filters
A: f14
T: 0.6
ISO: 100

Last Light


As I was walking back to the car, I did notice that the fishermen were creating some great silhouettes. I had to set back up and spend another few minutes down on the sand. Not that I really minded too much. The sand was soft and there was a very light breeze, not a bad way to spend the last few minutes of the day.

Details
5d Mark II
24-105mm f4.0L IS USM
A: f5.6
T:  1s
ISO: 100