Albany south coast, Andersonia sprengelioides Albany south coast is one of my favourite locations. When the summer weather sets in, Perth can get hot. The region offers a refreshing cool change with dramatic coastal scenery. Even in summer, small low pressure systems brush the coast near Albany. The change in weather not only means cooler... Continue reading "Albany South Coast Western Australia 4×5 Field Camera"
Stirling Range Ridge Walk Protecting camera gear backpacking is essential if it is to remain usable when traversing rugged environments. As you can see from the image below of the Third Arrow, the Ridge Walk terrain is challenging with a heavy pack. You should have a modern backpack with shoulder and hip harness. My advice... Continue reading "Protecting your camera backpacking Stirling Range Ridge Walk"
Nearly every coastal town has a back beach, the one that is less popular with the visitors, but well known to the locals. It is usually accessed via a dirt track off the bitumen leading somewhere over the dunes. Unlike the local surfers and fishers, I don't use a 4WD, so I hike along... Continue reading "Back beach south coast Western Australia"
Early morning photography Early morning photography provides the photographer with many opportunities. One such opportunity is this image of Lefroy Brook near Pemberton. It was the pay off for leaving my warm sleeping bag early, hiking along a dark track through karri forest with only my head lamp, until I came to my river location. Scouting... Continue reading "Early morning photography Pemberton Western Australia"
D'Entreacasteaux National Park Tracks Donnelly River south coast Pemberton Australia was made at sunset. When you head south from Manjimup on the South Western Highway you cross the Donnelly River. It's a short bridge barely wider than the highway. Blink and you'd miss it. But downstream the Donnelly River is majestic. It passes quietly through... Continue reading "Tracks Donnelly River south coast Pemberton Australia"
Skink, Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range National Park. Poster 70x48cm
The thrombolites Lake Clifton in Yalgorup National Park are about 100km south of Perth. These rock like structures, a form of microbialite, occur in rocky clumps which look similar to the famous strombolites found within Shark Bay’s Hamelin Pool, some 800km north of Perth. Strombolites are examples of one of the earliest forms of bacterial life... Continue reading "Thrombolites Lake Clifton Yalgorup Mandurah"
I was weighing up whether I should go or not, stay put and relax as the day draws to a close or get my backpack and tripod ready and head out? The cloud had been building steadily all day with an increasing south westerly wind and now, in the late afternoon it was completely overcast.... Continue reading "Donnelly River Pemberton"
Long exposures film or digital? When film exposure becomes greater than one second, you begin to enter the world of long exposures. Apart from the need to steady your camera, usually with a tripod, images created from long film exposures start to behave differently to shorter "regular" exposures and this requires a modified approach to... Continue reading "Long exposures film or digital?"