Landscape Photographer from the South West of Western Australia

Archive for July, 2012

NDMES (Miniature trains)

The Northern Districts Model Engineering Society have premises at Vasto Place, Balcatta. On the last Sunday of each month they are open to the public to raise funds. They have a miniature railroad, and members provide rides to the public. I recommend it to anyone wanting to entertain children and adults – they have picnic facilities in the grounds.

Miniature trains

Miniature trains


Brisbane Ferris Wheel

This ferris wheel at Southbank is closed this week. They are in the process of adding a screen to the wheel so they can project a light show onto the screen. When this was taken they were about half way through constructing the screen, and still had to add the missing panels. I expect the holes in the screen were to prevent it becoming a giant sail. The image looked particularly striking in black and white.

Brisbane Ferris Wheel

Brisbane Ferris Wheel


Don’t look up

Poking around an antique shop in Paddington (Brisbane) I came across this scene. Couldn’t resist.
This lady was oblivious to the setting.

Don't look up

Antique Shop, Paddington


Australia Zoo

These images were taken at Austrlia Zoo(of Steve Irwin fame). I had fun playing with my D800e mostly the 70-200. These shots were all handheld some at distances up to about 70 metres.

Barking Owl

Barking Owl


Cassowary

Cassowary


Jabiru

Jabiru


Andean Condor

A whatitsname – after looking it up this is an Andean Condor


Yellow tailed black cockatoo.

Yellow tailed black cockatoo.


Crocodile

Crocodile


Ah that's better

Ah that’s better


Milk for the tigers

Milk for the tigers


Karri Tree

This tree came down in the recent storm, and had to be cut off the road. I liked the pattern of the log that was left behind.

Karri log

Karri log


A perfect end to the day

Although there was a lot of cloud, and it wasn’t very warm, the sun came out (partially) towards the end of the day. I was hoping for a good sunset, but it wasn’t quite there. However there were still a lot of people surfing at Smiths Beach (Supertubes), and they had to cross the river to get home – its not deep, but the water creates interesting patterns. I had to cross the river to get these photographs, and left my shoes on the beach. A large wave came and washed them into the river. I had to rescue them before they went out to sea! Wherever a river is flowing into the sea there is always interesting water patterns, shapes and colours and this was no exception.

Smiths  Beach - 1

Smiths Beach – 1

Smiths Beach - 2

Smiths Beach – 2

Smiths Beach - 3

Smiths Beach – 3

Smiths Beach - 4

Smiths Beach – 4

Smiths Beach - 5

Smiths Beach – 5


Fog at Quindalup

This morning there was a very heavy fog around Dunsborough/Quindalup and probably to Busselton and most of the vineyard areas. It was a bit hard to know where to go for the best effect – I tried along the west coast but it cleared over that way. Eventually I went to the Quindalup boat ramp.

Quindalup fog

Quindalup fog