Landscape Photographer from the South West of Western Australia

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Please enjoy my images which are mostly from the Cape to Cape region in the South West of Western Australia (from Busselton to Cape Naturaliste to Cape Leeuwin). Please feel free to comment on any of these images.

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Dolphins at Sandpatches

I frequently go out to Sugarloaf Rocks and check to see if the dolphins in the bay north of Sugarloaf (called Sandpatches) are there.
It seems to be a pod that are resident in that bay, and they love to surf. When there are reasonable sized waves (2m) often you will see the whole pod surfing. They ride the wave in close to the shore break, then do a tumble turn and leap out of the back of the wave. Today was typical.
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Paddle Out

A tradition that has evolved amongst the surfing community is that of the “paddle out” to pay respects to a surfer who has recently passed away. This group of surfers met at the Capel Cut to pay respects to Steve Rice.
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There is a few years of surfing experience in this lot!

There is a few years of surfing experience in this lot!

There are more images from the day here

Jim King has written an article here
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Southern Right Whale calf

I have been looking out for Southern Right Whales lately. It has been about 10 days since there were any around in the western end of Geographe Bay. Last night 2 adults and a 3 metre calf (very young) showed up at Meelup. The calf was very active, and they moved off towards Pt Picquet. A boat which had been anchored started up and followed them. They immediately went into “stealth mode” and only surfaced briefly every few minutes. When the boat moved off the calf began playing – leaping out of the water continuously. They were at times less than 10m offshore. As they rounded Pt Picquet the sun was setting and I got this shot of the calf in the golden light.
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More New York images

This post has a variety of images. Firstly – some more building shots.

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When visiting New York it is essential to use the subway. Usually you use it to get from Point A to Point B, but this chap found another use.
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I wonder what the hands on the hips was about? Perhaps it was the wrong train.
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I liked these shots of people on another platform.
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Manhattan Rooftops. This first shot was of an apartment on the roof of another building. This was taken from our apartment.
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A rooftop party.
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The view from our apartment at night.
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New York Skyscrapers

Skyscrapers should scrape the sky. These seem to fit the bill.
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However just scraping the sky is not the only criteria. Architecture should be interesting.
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Big Daddy’s

Here is the ultimate place for a photographer to eat in New York. A 1950’s style hamburger joint. The colors are amazing. If you can’t take a good photograph here, then enjoy the burgers! They are around 2nd Ave and East 86th St, but they are also on the Internet.

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Ground Zero

I have just returned from a trip to the US which took in New York and New Orleans. It was a fabulous trip, and there were many photographic opportunities. We visited the memorial at Ground Zero one morning. It was quite a moving experience. The memorial and museum has been done really well – very respectful. Here are some images.The museum entranceThe museum entrance.

A fire truck damaged by falling debris.
A fire engine damaged by falling debris.
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The pillar is the last beam salvaged, “graffittied” by the recovery teams to mark the occasion. This is down in the bottom level of excavation. You can see the foundations here. The wall with the knobs poking out is protecting the foundations from the Hudson River. The knobs are the ends of rods that tie this wall to bedrock.

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