A Moment I Had Longed To See


The charging bull elephant stampeded into the murky water, thrusting his long trunk high into the air.

The sound of splashing ringed in my ears. Blackened water erupted, upsetting the surface and its rival wake, each heaving step pounded in an effortless hustle.

My vision was drawn to the elephant’s emotive eye, its hazy reflection stared back at me, filling my finder.

I watched the backlight silhouette his age showing nothing but moving muscle and wrinkled hide.

His victory song could be heard for miles, the loud trumpeting signifying for his young family to follow.

Witnessing this experience was surely the heart of Africa. A moment I had longed to see.

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Photographed in the Kruger National Park, South Africa

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Brand New Website


I’m please to announce a brand new version of leighdiprose.com will be coming to you shortly.

While I’m in the process of moving to the other side of Australia, I plan on updating this corner of the net into something super cool!

The new site will be a place you will never want to leave!

So if you see that this site is down – don’t worry – it will be coming to you with a new look. It’s all part of the new plan. Exciting times!!!

Until Next Time – Happy Shooting.

Update


My life seems to be going very quickly at the moment so I thought I would share with you what I’m up to.

Monday 18th, 11.20pm:

I’m sitting on the floor as all my furniture has sold in preparation to move to Sydney. The only belongings I have decided to keep will be packed in my small car. The things which don’t fit in the car will be given to charity or thrown away as I like the idea of keeping my life simple and easy… sort of simplifying it down to the bare essentials.

I will be staying with my mum until I fly out from Perth to Sydney on the 1st April so my internet will be limited. My office and computer gear has been packed up so it’s just me and the laptop! No access to hard drives full of photos :(

My last day of work in Perth is on Wednesday 20th March and my lease finishes on Thursday 21st March.

Unfortunately some sad news of my grandpa passing away hit me late last week. I have been busy creating a small video featuring his life in pictures so it will be great to celebrate his great life with family and friends on Friday morning.

Uploads to my blog will stop while I move and prepare for Sydney. I plan on uploading a few more lightning photos closer to the end of the month so keep and eye out for those.

I can’t wait to get to Sydney and start my new life. Not long now!

Until next time – Happy Shooting!

 

 

Fremantle Port Lightning


 

Lightning is possibly one of the hardest subjects in landscape photography to master. The rain, hail and threat of being struck are all obstacles a photographer must overcome.

If you are wanting to try to master this power surge the best advice I could give is to be prepared. Ensure you know the location and have adequate cover from the elements before the storm hits as this ensures you don’t get wet!

This image was photographed from one of the lookouts near Fremantle. I have been wanting to use this location for a while now –  I just needed the right storm! As always you can download this photo for free:

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Lightning over the Port Of Fremantle

Photographed using the Canon EOS 1D MK IV, 3 images Stitched.

Until Next Time – Happy Shooting!

 

Tranquil Cottesloe


 

How wants to go for a swim here?

Photographed at the beautiful Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia

 

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Sunset over the ocean

Photographed with the Fujifilm X-Pro 1

Until Next Time – Happy Shooting

 

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Can you think of a title for this photo?

As always this photo can be downloaded for free. Enjoy

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Water at sunset

Until Next Time – Happy Shooting!