Another from around Perth somewhere. I saw this out the corner of my eye as I was walking past and just had to stop.
During my walk around Perth the other week I walked past Saint Mary’s Cathedral as soon as I saw it I knew the shot I wanted and how I wanted it to look.
It was around 11am so the sun was fairly over head creating harsh shadows but that was part of the look I was after. I used a 10 stop ND filter to blur the water running down the water feature in the center. I was even lucky enough that the seagull didn’t move too much and only his (or her) head is blured, can you find where the seagull in the photo?
While I was out and about on Monday I also added another lens to my bag, a Sigma Art 35mm f1.8.
This lens is much hyped about and is a focal length I like the look of. The low light capabilities of the f1.4 are also great.
I took my dog, Casper, to the groomer this old hotrod was parked in the car park so I snapped a few frames of it. (I took my camera along so I had something to do while I waited)
Early Monday morning (6am) I met up with another photog to have a walk around Perth and do some street and urban shooting.
Its been a long time since I have shot street and it took me a little while to find my rhythm, but in the end I got a fair few shots that I’m happy with.
While my mind was mainly focused of street shooting I was also thinking about the urban landscape and architectural side of things but struggruled with it, although I think it does show in some of the shots.
So far I have only edited the street shots and not the urban/architectural as I am drawing a blank on where to start.
Its been a fair while since I made a post, I have been busy with work and haven’t had a lot of spare time.
A few week ago I was the official photographer for the Glass Slipper Teen Ball and I must say that I had a blast! All the teens were so well behaved! While it was definitely a challenge for me I walked away with a lot of good photos and I also learnt a lot as well.
These are my fave shots from the night.
And the girls behind the ball.
Caitlin, Kasey & Chloe.
Please visit www.glassslipperballwa.com.au for more info and to buy tickets to the main ball.
Last Sunday the same group of people I met up with on Saturday all met up at Lesmurdie Falls.
While I didn’t forget anything I did manage to put a rather large rip in my jeans!
As always it was good to get out with others as landscape photography can be quite the solitary exercise at times, its always good to have someone to chat with while your out although it can make getting the compostion you want a bit harder when you have other people around that you don’r want in your shot.
Anyway here’s a couple of photos from the day.
I also took my Nikon FM2 and took a few shots, the film should be processed by the time I get back from site.
On Saturday I went out to Bells Rapids on the Avon River with a few friends from a photography group I am in. We all met up quite early (around 6am) and we all walked down to the river from the car park under the light of a few torches (I forgot mine).
After a little chat and letting my eyes adjust to the lack of light I found a spot and set up my tripod and camera, only to try and turn it on and nothing, wait what is going on here? I did turn it on right? Oh crap! Yep I left my battery at home on the charger!
So I made my way back to my car and drove home to get my battery, on the way missing the best of the light, the others told me I didn’t miss much as it had rained for most of the time I was gone (around 40 minutes) but I knew I had missed the light.
I still managed to get a few photos on my digital camera and this one would be the best, although its far from a great photo.
As I was leaving I decided to go up to Bells Lookout and see if there was a easy way to get down to the waterfall, now I’m not going to say its easy but its not all that hard to walk down to the waterfall and its quicker than walking in from the bottom but getting back up the hill is a bit of a battle!
I decided that I wanted to make the walk as easy as possible so I only took my tripod and my Nikon FM2 loaded with some B&W film which I have yet to get developed when I do I’ll be sure to post some of the shots.