Perth Sunrise – New Release Landscape Prints

Last week I got up early for sunrise and headed to Sir James Mitchell Park (the South Perth foreshore) in the cold darkness of Perth’s winter. I had planned to meet there with my friend and fellow photographer Clint Baker. It was raining, ever so lightly, but just not enough to be a hindrance to our cameras and filters.

The sky slowly lightened and it became obvious that this was going to be a stunning sunrise. Overhead the clouds were quite thick, however where the sun was going to hit the horizon there was a slit of clear sky.

We set up our camera gear and after 20 odd minutes of chatting and banter the sky was turning all shades of red and orange.

Unfortunately some of my frames were unusable due to water drops on my graduated ND filter. Nevertheless I managed to capture two panoramic photos that I am very pleased with.

Below are my photos of this incredible Perth sunrise. I would love to hear what you think!

Perth Sunrise Photography

Perth Sunrise, July 2016

Perth Sunrise Panoramic Photography

Aerial Videography Over Australian Outback DJI Phantom 3

A few months back I purchased a DJI Phantom 3 Professional (4k version) drone. It’s been very enjoyable learning how to use it and seeing things from a different perspective. Recently I was able to get out into the Australian outback, more specifically the Pilbara region near Marble Bar and send the drone up during some late afternoon light over a group of wild horses. This is one of my first video edits from the footage I have shot using the drone. I hope you enjoy it.

Eastern Guardian

Byron Bay Lighthouse, Byron Bay, NSW

I’ve recently returned from a trip to the Gold Coast to catch up with a good friend of mine, Darren Tierney. We were lucky enough to head south and spend a day at Byron Bay in New South Wales under perfect weather conditions.

Watching the clouds build a couple of hours before sun set, we suspected it was going to be a ripper. After shooting Wategos Beach for a short while, we headed up to the lighthouse to watch the sun set. We weren’t wrong with our suspicion, as the light cloud cover lit up a nice pink hue.

I am very happy with the result after attempting to shoot this location many times and coming away with nothing spectacular. Persistence pays off!

Sugarloaf Rock

After a bit of a hiatus from blogging and photographing, I have just returned from an epic, although short, trip to the South-West of Western Australia with something to share.

Sugarloaf Rock is one of my favourite spots to photograph around Dunsborough, and a few days ago I had the opportunity to photograph it at sunrise. It was windy as anything, but I was determined to get the shot. After scrambling around in the dark to find a composition, I found this angle and set up my gear. I fired off just a few frames and packed up my gear. This was one of those times when I was confident I had something special.

I also shot some photos of the surrounding areas – Meelup Beach, Wyadup Beach, Cape Naturaliste, Canal Rocks. These photographs will be uploaded to the galleries shortly.

Fiery Sunset at Cottesloe Beach

Sunset, Cottesloe Beach, Perth, Western Australia

Photo Details: Canon 5D Mk II + 17-40mm F4 L USM @ 35mm, 1 Second, f/14, ISO125

A few nights ago I witnessed one of the best sunsets I’ve seen for a long time.

Simon Beedle and I noticed some nice cloud in the sky a bit earlier in the afternoon so we headed towards Cottesloe Beach – taking an extremely long scenic route along the coast. We arrived at Cottesloe shortly before sunset. Initially we were unsure whether or not the sky was going to light up. There was some fairly thick cloud cover where the sky met the ocean. But, as the sun got closer to the horizon, the lower cloud burnt off and the sky turned a fiery red colour. Smoke from a nearby fire also caught the suns last light and helped us out a bit.

The light was gone as quick as it appeared, so I only got to fire off a couple of shots. It was extremely cold and windy so I tried to keep the exposure as short as possible, while still capturing a bit of motion in the water. I also had to underexpose the scene a bit to make sure I didn’t blow out the red channel.

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