Landscape Photographer from the South West of Western Australia

Archive for July, 2013

How to get a surfboard into a Kombi

He picked up the board from someone at the beach and then had to get it home. Couldn’t open the rear flap. Luckily the Kombi had front swing windows.
66 Kombi

More at Kilcarnup

These were from the same shoot as the last one.
Kilcarnup storm
Kilcarnup smoothie!
In this second image the water flows very fast into this little bay. If you drop something in there it is gone forever!
Another exampleHere is another example.
The stormy setting made for some interesting images – enjoyable until the rain came.


I went to Kilcarnup with Mark Stothard this morning. It had been raining solidly all night, but we saw on the radar that the southern edge of the rain band was level with Kilcarnup, so it was worth a try. There were a couple of showers early but we managed about 90 minutes before we saw a solid band of very black cloud from horizon to horizon. At that point we gave up and headed back to the car in the rain. Here is one of my efforts. A winters morning at Kilcarnup

What to photograph on a cloudless morning?

Answer: Find a limestone cliff that faces the rising sun. This one is about 3km west (towards Cape Naturaliste) from Bunker Bay. The cave is natural even though it doesn’t look it because of the square shape. (I have been trying for this shot for a while now. It can only be taken for about 3 months in the middle of winter because in the rest of the year the sun rises so far south it is behind the cliff. You need a calm day to make it easier to get there and also so the water shows the reflections of the colors of the sun. A low tide helps as well). When all the photography planets are aligned, you still need to wake up early enough to be there when the sun rises above the horizon. Cloudless days are normally cold and this morning was no exception. The bonus today was that I saw about 20 seals swimming around. The seal colony is on the low lying rocks at the RH edge of the image.
Limestone Cliffs at Bunker Bay


This was done in camera – photographing oil bubbles in a water bowl! The color comes from a magazine under the bowl. I was testing a new lens with extension tubes. Great fun.
Second Abstract
If you stir the water, then as the bubbles float past you get many different patterns.