Blue House Wink
Rocks @ Lorne Pier
Blue House WinkMaitland International Salon of Photography 2018I climbed out of bed at 4am to venture out to this quiet space beside the Swan River in Perth. The boathouse is almost an incongruity, sitting as it does off a wide road fronted with expensive homes. The south side of Perth is visible as lights dotting the horizon. I stayed for quite a while after taking this photograph, enjoying the brisk wind and the growing glow in the sky, as well as the gentle lapping of the water against the river bank.
PerthA bright day reveals the shape of Perth from King's Park. It was blowing a gale, but the sky was so blue and the clouds so white. This isn't a striking image in terms of light or even subject, but the shape of Mount Hospital and its strength as a foreground element and leading line makes this image attractive to me anyway.
Lighthouse 2Another view of Griffith Lighthouse at Port Fairy. Lovely and so modest in comparison to the larger lighthouses that dot Victoria's southern coastline.
Lighthouse 1A bright dawn was a welcome sight at Port Fairy after five days of overcast and stormy weather.
Rocks @ Lorne PierThe early summer morning revealed the beautiful texture of these rocks immersed in water near Lorne's iconic pier. The exposure was extra long (about 270s) to mist the surface of the sea.
Lighthouse 3And the same lighthouse in black and white when the weather was more inclement. The wind was strong and blew the clouds fast, but I still needed an ND filter to capture the motion.
GraffitiIn the heart of Melbourne, renowned for its laneways and street art, is Hosier Lane, an iconic area of grunge filled with vibrant graffiti. To really get to see it in its glory, visit at night or before dawn, because you won't be competing with all the tourists determined to take photos during the day or in the early evening. When you do visit, brave the alleyways that lead off the lane, because they are just as stunning. And don't worry, its actually pretty safe. In this photo, I caught the garbage truck emptying bins. At the end of the lane you can make out part of Melbourne's Federation Square, an icon in its own right.
ScullsCaptured from above early one morning in Melbourne. The movement as they passed beneath me was silent and elegant. They seemed barely to touch the water, except for their oars, which churned and cut through the black.
CracksI was lucky enough to catch the vibrant sky reflected in the water between exposed rock.
Yarra ValleyThe view over Yarra Glen from the edge of the Christmas Hills at dawn.
BeauchampViGEX International Photography Salon 2017Not far from Hopetoun Falls, and a hidden gem in the Otways. A little bit further to get to than its more well known sister, but well worth the visit. Read about the best time to take photos here in my blog article.
The CapeThe rocks of Cape Schanck are black, which creates an amazing contrast with the deep morning sky and the yellow seaweed matt that covers the ground..
Rooster PrideA Bali Aga (original Balinese) displays his fighting rooster with pride. In Bali, cock-fighting (tajen) is legal but regulated and is generally associated with specific Hindu ceremonies.
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