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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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

 

Navigation


Sailing at sunset at the ocean

Light began to fall with a golden glow guiding the sailing boats along the choppy horizon.  I watched in wonder as the boats moved back and forward navigating the openness of the earth. Vessels shot along back and forth like children’s toys in a tub. The race had begun.

Looking into the scene I couldn’t help but feel small at the sight of the over-towering clouds as light filtered magically through them, adding a richness to the scene.

 

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Port Beach


Beach at sunset

Photographed using the Fujifilm X-Pro 1

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Be Creative and Capture The Details


Sometimes its best to look at the interesting parts of a scene. The end result won’t look like another boring sunset…… take this photo as an example.

Do you like this?

Over the next week I would like to challenge you in your photography. Try photographing the smaller details of a scene rather than the complete scene. Let me know what results you get by posting a link in the comments below.

South Beach

Captured using the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 and Fujinon 35mm f/1.4

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The Afternoon Atmosphere at South Beach


South Beach, Western Australia

The afternoon atmosphere gathered with excitement.

A colourful mass brewed ignited by the last light.

Reflections turned to glass mirroring the magnificent spectacle happening above.

Children played by the water’s edge as a man tried his luck at the ocean bounty.

Mirages filled the drizzled horizon exposing ghost ships shimmering in the afternoon heat.

I saw the scene developing before me.

The movement of the water would have to be masterfully timed.

My hands griped the salty leather surrounding my X-Pro 1.

Powering up, the aperture ring clicked into its normal stop.

With camera rotated my eye became fixed to the viewfinder.

A short wait and the wave behaved the way I had envisioned.

 

Captured using the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 and Fujinon 35mm f/1.4.  Stitched in Photoshop.

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Australia Day Fireworks 2013


My abstract take on the Australia Day fireworks held at Bathers Beach near the Port of Fremantle, Western Australia.

As always you can download these photographs for free. Enjoy.

abstract photography of fireworks

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abstract photography of fireworks

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Until Next Time – Happy Shooting!