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.
A couple of weekends ago I had a very busy weekend taking some family portraits for a charity event. (www.glassslipperballwa.com.au)
There were 8 family’s in total 4 each afternoon. I just wanted to share a few as I’m pretty happy how they turned out.
I’ll post a few more over the next week.
I have had photographs of this spot in my mind for a long time, I have tried 3 or 4 times to get the shot I want and it has escaped me until yesterday!
I was asleep the sound of my wife’s alarm going off in my ears when she got up she looks out the window and says “wow, it’s pretty foggy outside” at first I rolled back over but then I remembered this is the fog I had been waiting for to get my shot at Joondalup Lake! So I dragged my self out of bed made a coffee and headed down to the spot. I’m glad I did!
My WA Day morning was spent at Matilda Bay with the same group of people I witnessed a spectacular sunrise with a few days before this morning however it was predicted that if would be foggy and it sure was, I could hardly see the end of my street! But as I got closer to Matilda Bay I could see that the fog was lifting but It still covered the city and still made for some great photos!
After Matilda Bay the group made our collective way up to Kings Park to see if we could get something from up there and also to have breakfast or in my case morning tea.
Sunday morning I met up with some guys from the facebook group. We had hoped to shoot from one spot but as it was raining and that spot had no cover we decided to move to another spot that had cover from the rain. In between showers I managed these shots.
I’m pretty pleased with them, Which one is your favorite?
Hillarys is a spot I’ll keep going back to to get a few different angles.