Frosty Mornings in Collie

I have been down in the Collie region for the last few days, and anyone who knows the area, will know that winter can certainly get pretty chilly here. This particular morning was certainly no different.
I have a habit of only wearing board shorts while I’m shooting landscapes, but after this mornings effort, I think my next morning shoot will have me wearing something a little more appropriate 🙂

– Wet and Windy Mornings –


Last week I headed to Albany for a quick overnight trip. A shoot in the morning before I departed was always on the cards and I was very fortunate to have met up with the amazing Tina Bartley again.
Last time we shot together, we promised that we would shoot this location. And now we have.
Thanks Tina for making the effort and joining me for the wet and cold morning.

First Light over Bali


This is a re-edit of a previous panorama. I loved this view so much I had to re-create a vision I had of this image when I viewed it again. I hope you like it.

“After starting out at 2am to climb Mt Batur on the Indonesian island of Bali, we eventually made it just in time for sunrise. We walked around the creator edge to hopefully get a better view away from the crown now gathering at the first summit (That point can be seen in the middle of the image, identified by the flags).
It was a great climb with my gorgeous fiancé Irene, and this is the sunrise we were treated to. Absolutely worth it. It is rated as one of the best volcano climbs in the world due to the classical volcano shape Mt Batur has.
Oh and if  you are wondering what the steam is coming out of the creator. Mt Batur is still an active volcano with the last eruption only in 2000”

Early Morning Fun

The morning was crisp on the south coast, but that didn’t deter either my mate Buz nor I from heading to the beach for a spot of fishing.
After catching quite a few Herring , he saw a Salmon chase a school of fish towards the rocks. He quickly changed rigs and threw his line back in. Unfortunately after that no Salmon or Herring stayed around. Never the less it was a great morning to be out and about to enjoy what the south-coast of WA has got to offer.

Salmon Holes Sunrise


My final full day in Albany, I decided to join my mate Buz for a spot of fishing down at Salmon Holes.
The salmon are due to start moving through the area soon, but though we might be able to snag one of the early runners.

Unfortunately we didn’t catch any salmon, but we did manage plenty of herring.

The sky was overcast with a couple of small gaps, so the potential was there for a nice start to the day. Lucky I decided to bring my camera down.

Albany Whaling Wrecks

Last week I had the absolute pleasure of shooting with photographer Tina Bartley. I am always in awe of her work. Check some of her stuff out at

This is one of the panorama’s I managed. The ship in the background is an old chase ship used when whaling was being carried out in the area. Long gone have the whaling days of Albany, what is left provides great photographic opportunities . I hope you enjoy this shot.

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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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 🙂

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.

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.

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

Matilda Bay Sunrise

A freezing Saturday morning didn’t deter myself or fellow photographer Tom to miss a great opportunity to capture the sunrise over Matilda Bay and Perth City. The forecast was for next to no wind, which was ideal to capture some great reflections over the very photogenic Swan River.

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

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Fremantle Boat Harbour

I got up very early this morning, a while before sunrise so I could drive the 45mins to our destination at Fremantle. Tom had long pants a jumper and a beanie, while I had a pair of boardshorts and jumper. I will not be making that mistake again. Another layer of clothing would’ve done me quite fine.
Fremantle or Freo as the natives to WA call it, is a very photogenic area. This weekend has been a weekend of firsts for Tom and I, yesterday we went into the City, and now today in Fremantle.
The early morning rise paid off as we did not have to compete with the Sunday crowds that Freo is known for, especially in the area that we were shooting.
We spent our whole time in the boat harbour.

Fishing Boats

Canon 5d Mark II
24-105mm f4.0L IS USM + CircPol
A: f9.0
T: 1.3s
ISO: 100

Fishermans Wharf

Canon 5d Mark II
24-105mm f4.0L IS USM + B+W 10stop
A: f9.0
T: 100s
ISO: 100

Mussel Bar

Canon 5d Mark II
24-105mm f4.0L IS USM + B+W 10stop
A: f9.0
T: 80s
ISO : 100

Home City

Perth the capital city of Western Australia is one of the most isolated cities in the World. And it doesn’t worry me one little bit. If you do not fall in love with this city from this photo and many others like it then I don’t know what will.
This shot is an eastward facing 10 shot Panorama taken at sunrise from Kings Park.

Canon 5d Mark II
24-105mm f4.0L IS
T: 20secs
A: f9 @ 55mm
ISO: 100