Taken Monday morning just after sunrise.
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.
This shot was taken in Commonage Rd, outside Simmo’s Icecream. Our neighbour was driving along here at the height of the storm. He said this section looked frightening with the wind blowing trees everywhere. He decided to pull over (the wind was so strong he faced the car into the wind in case it blew the car over!). While he watched 3 trees were blown down over the section of road he had been about to drive down. This photo was taken about an hour later. We had to deviate through Simmo’s carpark to get into Dunsborough.
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.
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!
Yet Another Quindalup Boat Ramp Image! This must be the most photographed boat ramp in Australia. I was woken up about 1:00am by lightning flashes so I got up and drove down to the boat ramp. There was already a photographer there!
This is a second attempt following some suggestions by Mark Stothard. I reworked it from scratch with the intent of converting to B/W. (I removed the original version because of some errors – shouldn’t rush these things. I never seem to have time to do it right, but always have time to do it twice!