This one’s for you mum! I thought I would upload a quick photo while I have a break from packing.
Until Next Time – Happy Shooting.
Rottnest Island is surrounded by pristine waters and only a short trip from the mainland making it a great weekend getaway. The locals refer to the island paradise as ‘Rotto’. For me this photograph captured on the Fujifilm X-Pro 1, sums up the island perfectly. Pristine beaches, clear water and amazing views – what more could you want? You can even see the City of Perth (which is my hometown) on the distant horizon!
Paradise found – love my rotto!
Until Next Time – Happy Shooting.
Wisps of playful cloud lingered hawk-like above the crooked building. I stared up at the gothic textures standing steadfast against the softening afternoon sun. Darkening shadows hung chiselled in the crevasses of the tired building. The angle of light was just about right as the flaws of time were enhanced by the soft illumination. I shuffled on the pavement to gain my composition while my eye gazed through the dusty viewfinder, through to the turret like windows.
The tower looked silently lost and forgotten in a place that once was humble cobblestone and carriage. All the streets used to be all like this, lost in the moment of time – bought together by people. However times have changed and it’s nice to see a building of its caliber sit proudly against a sea of glass and steel.
Abruptly the city noisily erupted around me. The clacking of heels and bustling of cars filled my arena. I found my arms weakening at the weight of my camera as it was defined by gravity. My moment of triumph seemed to crumble before the ageing architecture. I recomposed and strengthen myself. Holding my breath, I snapped at the shutter – clickety clack, the mirror jolted up and down revealing the architecture that stood the test of time.
Photographed at the Wesley Church Tower, Perth, Western Australia
Until Next Time – Happy Shooting
After working most of the day on a photography shoot in the City of Perth I wandered around the streets taking in the sights and sounds of the Christmas celebrations.
Dazzling Christmas decorations, a rotund Santa and a walking Christmas tree (lady on stilts) were some of the festive highlights of the Christmas city scape. The place was full of cheer and joy as families shopped in the summer sun.
Considering the abundance of festive spirit which surrounded me I decided to photograph with a Christmas theme in mind. So I give you the abstract West Australian version of snow flakes – water frozen in time!
These photos were taken at the fountain at newly developed Forrest Chase. Merry Christmas!
Until Next Time – Happy Shooting!
Going to be at the skyshow tonight. Hoping to get some great images of the fireworks from South Perth. I will be streaming LIVE from South Perth on my google hangout – Photography Chat be sure to tune just before 8pm.
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A big thanks goes out to Adrian and Skye for coming out for a shoot on such late notice to see the mighty X100 and play with some camera gear in the dark! If you haven’t already seem some of Adrian’s blog then check it out here.
We ran into trouble with this shoot as there was absolutely no light to focus the camera at all. Adrian had to use his iphone torch app to shine some light on Skye and himself just so the camera would focus! Two 580EX II flash units were used for this image.