You think of the Kimberley region of Western Australia, and the Boab tree would spring to mind straight away. This iconic tree are all about the landscape in the region. One of the most stunning tree’s in the country.
Another reason why the Kimberley region is one of my absolute favourites.
You can see why the King Cascade Falls are an inclusion in many Kimberley travel itineraries. The falls lead out into equally spectacular Prince Regent River. Another very special place.
Im down here again for the weekend with my wife and couple of friends competing in the XAdventure, so not one to miss an opportunity to go for a shoot at one of my absolute favourite locations in the state, I headed out this morning.
Finally some epic clouds to come along for the trip.
No swell, No wind, just the right temp. Yep it was pretty perfect.
My happy place.
I almost missed this mornings sunrise, but thanks to my wonderful wife who leaves for work quite early saw the potential, and gave me a call on her way out and said you might want to get up for this one.
I am glad I did.
Whenever I head to the south-west I always try and shoot Sugarloaf at least once.
Arguably the most photographed spot in the area, most angles have been shot before, but I still just can’t help and make the trek here.
A chance of thunderstorms this morning brought high expectations for myself and fellow storm nut and photographer Jaden McLean but they decayed before reaching the capes, however the remaining cloud was pretty awesome.
I say it over and over, the coast of Western Australia is amazing. Half the fun is just sitting back and enjoying what is around you. The sounds, the smells, the scenery, and especially the company. Yep, I love it.
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.
Wydalup Rocks in another magical location in the South-West of Western Australia. A shot here not longer then a month ago and the sand I am currently shooting on was not there.
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.
The waters around Little Beach at Two Peoples Bay are out of this world. Even with the cloud cover we had at sunset last night, the water still shined an incredible turquoise colour.
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.
I headed to Two Peoples Bay yesterday evening with Shawn Hayward & Peter Coe. The sunset provided some incredible light, and we arrived just in time to capture it.
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.
The south coast of Western Australia is constantly being shaped by the relentless force of the Southern Ocean battering the cliffs. Strong winter storms bring the swells right up to where I was standing. Kind of hard to imagine on days like this.
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.
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!
As the afternoon sun starts to make its way to the horizon the golden colours of the Wheatbelt really start to shine. Here a very thin layer of water has caught the some of the last light of the day and reflected golden rays off the salt flats.