Landscape Photographer from the South West of Western Australia

Archive for April 15, 2013

Local enjoying the beach at Meelup

This is a beautiful much photographed beach. This afternoon I spotted a local enjoying it. She was completely unfazed by my presence and allowed me to get up close.

Local at Meelup

Local at Meelup


This was an enjoyable evening – I was on my way to Pt Picquet to catch a salmon (which I did). Last year no salmon got this far north but this year we are enjoying a return of the salmon. A couple of days ago I found a small school in “Grannie’s Pool” at Yallingup. I didn’t have my rod, so got a fisherman up the beach interested, and he wound up catching enough to give one to me and a friend. As we were taking them home we were accosted by an elderly Japanese couple who wanted my photo with the fish. I said no – and placed a salmon in the man’s hand and said “Take a photo of your husband”. My friend with the other salmon put it in his other hand and another friend put his fishing rod next to the man. So the lady got a photo of her husband with all the fishing gear and one salmon in each hand. I think they will remember their trip to Yallingup for a long time. (For those who don’t know an Australian salmon is about 80cm long and weighs 4kg – a respectable fish).

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Wyadup (some photographic fun)

A D800E, Lee Big Stopper and lots of water movement. A good recipe. The first image is interesting – the beach changes almost daily in this area. A week ago you could walk almost up the middle of this image. Soon this will all be deep water, and will remain that way until next summer when the buildup of sand will begin again.

Shifting sands at Wyadup

Shifting sands at Wyadup


This next image is of a large V – Shaped gap which channels the waves forcing them into the V with increasing force. This is definitely not a place to swim, and is a dangerous place to fish from.
The Gap

The Gap


And finally this is where the water forced up into the gap winds up. Occasionally I have seen people swimming here and when the water surges in from the gap, they stand under it like standing under a waterfall.
The waterfall

The waterfall