– 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.

– Milky Way on Show –

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A few weeks ago I headed out to this lighthouse with fellow photographer Shawn Haywood, his wife Melanie and daughter Zoe.
No moon meant great conditons for shooting the Milky Way, but unfortunately I didnt come to prepared and I shot with a slow lens at f4.0.
Next time I wont make the mistake of leaving my faster at home.
Having not scouted the area previous to this visit, I was a little unsure about wandering to far from the path as cliff straight down the ocean were all around.
So I decided a time-lapse of Shawn and his family enjoying a night out under the stars.
This photo was one I took just before I started the time-lapse.

Silent Sentry System – Saving lives in the South-West

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Rock fishing is a favourite past time of many fisherman on the south-coast. The rewards of catching great fish can come with great danger of being swept out to sea by a rouge wave.
Many fisherman, even those who take great precautions, have lost their lives pursuing their love of this sport and it is now that these safety systems have been installed.

From RecFishWest.org.au
“The Nathan Drew Memorial Trust has installed Silent Sentry systems at six high-risk locations which include Salmon Holes near Albany, Lowlands Beach east, Lowlands Beach west, Bum Rock and the Deeps in the Lowlands Reserve.
The Silent Sentry system contains three ball floats surrounded by rope netting and a handle attached to hold onto. The floats can be accessed by pushing the retaining lever to one side.
Once this lever is pushed to access the floats a signal is sent out that contacts the local police, the WA Water Police and the Trust so that local Police can immediately initiate rescue operations. The Trust has estimated that the time between the lever being activated and the local police being informed should not exceed 5 minutes.
Since the installation of the first Silent Sentry system in 2004, they have helped to save the lives of three rock fishers in the south west.”

Worth a read for all rock fishermen
http://www.coastalsafety.com.au

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

Twilight at the ‘G’

The MCG is the grand stage in the AFL. The biggest and arguably the best sporting ground in the country.
This weekend I was in Melbourne to watch my team the West Coast Eagles verse Collingwood. Unfortunately the Eagles went down by 3 points. But the game was electric all the way through.

One positive I can take out of the game is this stunning sunset that occurred over the ground.

 

Details
10 image stitch
Canon 5d Mark II
24-105mm f4.0L IS USM
A: f9.0
T: 1/15
ISO: 400

Storm fronts moving over the Perth Coast

Still not a whole lot of activity has been happening on the western front in the last few months, so again I have been wondering through the storm archives on my hard drive and found this image of the leading edge of a storm that passed over the Perth coast in December last year. Little did I know at the time I took this photo, that later on that evening I would capture some of my best lightning photos to date.
The rest of my photos (including the lightning I captured) from the night can be found here:

Perth Thunderstorms 12th December 2011

Details of this photo

Canon 5d Mark II
24-105mm f4.0 IS USM + CircPol + Lee Filters Soft Grad
A: f9.0
T: 1/5
ISO: 100

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Conspicuous Cliffs #3


I just love this spot, I stayed here for as long as possible. Will have to come back again and get down to the beach to photograph the whole area. The sun hits so many different angles as it is setting.
This particular shot is from the same spot as my previous 2, but I used some different setting on my camera. The photos were taken in a portrait frame, the previous 2 were in Landscape framing.
11 shot panoramic stitch

Details
Canon 5d Mark II
24-105mm F4.0 USM IS + CircPol
A:f4.0
T:1/125
ISO:100

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Conspicuous Cliffs Sunset


Another spectacular sunset over the stunning coast surrounding Walpole on Western Australia’s south coast.
Conspicuous Cliffs is an area that I have flown over a few times before and now that I was finally on the ground in Walpole I made sure I headed east along the highway to check it out.

Details
Canon 5d Mark II
24-105mm f4.0 USM IS + CircPol
A:f9.0
T:1/10
ISO:100

Conspicuous Cliff

After flying over this spot many times in the past, I have always wanted to get come here and take a shot. Today I was very fortunate to be able to return here. The southern coast of Western Australia brings spectacular coastlines. I may be slightly biased, though I am sure I am not the only one who believes we have some of the most stunning coastlines in Australia, if not the world. I love this place. So many different angles to shoot here. I wish to come back in the near future and snap more photos.

Details
Canon 5d Mark II
24-70mm f2.8L + CircPol
A:f9.0
T:1/5
ISO:100

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Cold front crosses the Perth coast

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Date: 27/7/11
Time of Photo :1703

After being at work all day getting anxious that a strong cold front was due to cross the northern suburbs coast around 5pm, we headed to Burns Beach to take advantage of the easy access and great location.
Initially I had almost conceded defeat before we left work thinking we wouldn’t make it to the beach in time. Thankfully a mate of mine had a little more belief and convinced me that if we left straight away we should get there.
Keeping in mind that I finish work at 1630 it was a matter or getting in the car straight away and bolting to the location.
We got there at 1650 and only really had time to set up and get our framing right until the front with thunderstorm accompanying it crossed the coast. I was set up and ready to shoot and probably shot off about 10 shots when I landed this one. I knew straight away that I had landed a great shot of a CG strike hitting the sand dunes to the north of us.

This photo was featured on the Perth channel 9 news as the backdrop when weather presenter, Angela Tsun, was covering the severe cold front.

Details

Canon 5d Mark II
24-105mm f4.0 + CPol + Lee 0.9 ND Grad Filter
A: f22
T: 10s
FL : 24mm
ISO: 50