Stormy Weather

27 04 2008



 Perth has had a lot of great cloud cover over the last few days to get somereally moody sky shots . Havent had a chance to scope out any new locations to photography and have been fairly busy with work so I have been a bit limited on the locations I can travel to as have limited time with the sunseting  befor 6pm now .

The first image was taken a few days ago in the afternoon it is the Perth City from the South Perth foreshore with the freeway in it as well . Really liked the clouds in this one . This was a 6 image stitch . I have also got a night shot of this image as well from a couple of days before , when I have finished working on it will upload .

The second one every body should know as Burswood , Finished at work and the gym late and didnt have enough time to drive to any place to photograph . There was a great overcast sky and been wanting to experiment a bit more with grey dark sky so stopped by Burswood just before going home . Not the most exciting place to photograph , This image was a 10 image stitch and was happy with the result and will probally keep it to build up a stock portfollio of images for stock use later . When zoomed in on the Tiff file you could see poeple in the windows in the bed rooms lol And no didnt see any naked people in the rooms .

Also for any one whos intrested reading the West Australian yesterday and they are running a compotion Scenes from Our Spectacular State . here the link if any one is intersted first prize is a Canon 40D .


Como Jetty

22 04 2008


 Decided to take some more photos at sunset after the gym today , didnt have enough time to scope out any place far but decided to check out Como and the jetty . Was a popluar place today there were 3 other photographers out there shoting the jetty as well as a bunch of walkers and people fishing .
Really like this location as it was close to where we used to stay when we came down to Perth from the farm and me and my brother used to play down near the jetty . Got a bit of Paralex distortion as I dont have a Panorama head yet (until my Nodal Ninja is ordered , waiting for the US site to credit my credit card the money back so I can order it from the Australia site ) and couldnt decied to crop it out or not . In the end I decided to leave the bottom half there as I liked the compostion . Was a 7 Stitch Panorama with 3 layers ,

Loving my Canon F/1.4 50mm lens , the sharpness of its amazing compared to the standard kit lens , the only thing is have to be a bit more distant back 🙂

I also bought a Arctic Butterfly today to give my senor a clean as it has built up a fair bit of dust over the last year . So going to cleaning it later on tonight , hopefully its not that complicated .

South Perth

22 04 2008


Havent Been out photographing much for the last few days as been busy at work and missed some really great weather and lighting .
Was just going throught some old shots tonight and found this one I never got a round to stitching up . It is a 4 stitch panorama of the South Perth Fore Shore at Sunset , took this one last year in June . Well have 3 days off work now so hopefully will get out some more to shoot . Have to take a drive about to find some good locations might try and find some paddocks and fields just out of Perth .

In other news will finally be able to make it to one of Christians Courses , Have rostered my self off work for the 9th , 10th and 11th of May and booked accommodation . Planning to head down there either thursday afternoon or Friday morning . Planning to take some photos as well while im down there . Just have to scout out the location of the place I want to shoot and put them in my GPS so I dont get lost 🙂

I have also sold some of my work 🙂 I was showing one of my fellow co workers some of my photography the other day as he was purchasing his first DSLR and I was advising him of the type of camera I had and others on the market . The next day I came in to work and he had showen my photos to just about every on in the office and they where really impressed . Had a couple coworkers wanting to buy my and Matilda Bay Boat House and My Stormy Perth shot as prints . So going to head down to the printer tomorrow and get them printed up . To my suprise that afternoon I was called into the marketing managers office and they had just seen my photos as well and where intrested in purchasing some or hiring me to take photos of locations to use with advertising 🙂 They even mentioned I might be able to travel about on our net work to take shots of various locations we fly too . Just curious as this is my first real sales , how much to people out there normally markup there prints ? And what price to people put on the shots for use as stock images for advertising ?

Bennion Bay II

20 04 2008

Went back to Bennion Bay early the other morning to try out my new Canon 50mm F/1.4 Lens . The light wasnt the best so I tried some long exposures by Stacking my Cokin P filters ,  I had heard of getting color cast before but had never had it happen . This shot was a 4 image stitch just after the sun had come over the horizon the clouds did have a pinky color , but When I look at the LCD screen after taking the shot the color cast was really noticable in the Sky . 

Havent had time to scope out any new shooting locations as have been busy with work , but have 3 days off coming up so will try to take a drive about to find some new locations . Hopefully there will still be some good lighting and clouds about .

I have also ordered my Nodal Ninja Panorama head , It siad they should be instock by end of April , by the time it arrives here from the states I should have my new tripod as well 🙂

Matilda Bay Boat House

12 04 2008

Probally one of the most photographed boat house in Western Australia  ,this shot of the Boat House in Matilda Day was from a few days ago at sunset (Finally got around to stitching it ). Durring that day I had to wait for 2 groups of Wedding photographers to finish up photographing there .

Was a 6 image stitch , with 3 layes , played around with the red channel mixer a bit to bring a bit more color into the image . I think the image could probally still use a few tweaks .


Cottesloe Sunset

9 04 2008

Went down to Cottesloe the other evening afterwork to get some shots of the sunset . When I was setting up I noticed I hadent packed my Cokin Filter holder 😦 , Had the filters but no holder , as it was a 30 mins drive to home and would be another 30 mins back I didnt have time to go back and get it . I had my screw polorise filter with me I tried a few shots with that before the sun started setting . In the end I held my Soft ND grad filter in front of the camera for this shot . Its only a 3image stitch of Cottesloe Beach . I do Have a 9 Image stitch of the same shot but havent had time to stitch and edit that one yet with work been so busy . So I decided to post this shot in the mean time .

Was pretty lucky there wasnt much people about that evening , I took out that silly light poll thats normally right in the middle of this shot and levels , sat , curves etc were done .


Swan River Boat Club

8 04 2008


Took this photo the otherday while I was waiting for the wedding photographers to leave the other spots .

I cant rember what this location is called but its up by the uni on the Swan River in Western Australia .

Still unsure about this shot , I think the composition could be better and would have been great if there was a boat up closer to draw attention to .Still like the sky so I decided to post it any way . Was a 8image stitch with 2 layers . Still editing the ones from yesterday afternoon will have them posted soon .