Landscape Photographer from the South West of Western Australia

Archive for April, 2012

Spoonbills (and friends)

This was taken at Quindalup. From left there are three Yellow Billed spoonbills, a White-faced Heron, an Australian White Ibis, another Yellow Billed Spoonbill, a Great Egret, and another Yellow Billed Spoonbill.

Spoonbill, Heron,Ibis and Egret

Spoonbill, Heron,Ibis and Egret

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Busselton Jetty Dawn

Busselton Jetty Sunrise

Busselton Jetty Sunrise


Wow

My new D800E arrived today. It is an amazing camera, but unforgiving. Compared to the Nikon D7000 the depth of field is less, focus is so much more critical, but the detail is staggering. It is also good to see the Nikon 14-24mm zoom no longer operating as a 21-36mm zoom! I can see I will take some time to learn how to use this camera. In the meantime here is a 2 image stitch in which all these things are not critical. Taken tonight at Quindalup. I can see that any images displayed on the web will be totally unable to show off the capabilities of this camera. Oh well – must be off to practise! Quindalup and the D800E


Vertical Panorama

I was asked recently about vertical panoramas. I don’t have many, but here is one from a trip to China.

Water Lillies

Water Lillies


Yallingup surf

Not much to say really – a perfect day, nice smallish waves. This is at Rabbits break late afternoon – the sun was backlighting the waves.

Rabbits surf break

Rabbits surf break


Busselton Jetty

In the school holidays, and with weather like this the Busselton Jetty is an enormously popular tourist attraction.

Just fishing

Just fishing


Cell Floor

This is the floor of one of the cells in the old Police Station/Courthouse and jail in Busselton. The rings on the wall were used to chain up prisoners (convicts). The floor is blocks of wood laid so the end grain shows.

Cell floor

Cell floor

The jail dates from around 1856 and held convicts until around 1876.