I guess we all complain about where we live at one time or another. As some of you know i live in Perth Western Australia and like everyone else you become blasé about your surroundings. Matilda Bay is a small bay that is a part of the Swan River and from there you get a great view of the City and river.
Near the water’s edge is a restaurant, café and a couple of Yacht clubs. In fact, for those yachting aficionados, the famous Royal Perth Yacht Club is one of these. RPYC was the Club that won the America’s cup in 1983 after the New York Yacht club had successfully defended it for 132 years, the longest winning streak in sporting history. This image is a bit abstract but you can see the yachts in the reflection.
Reflections from the restaurant at Matilda Bay part of Perth’s Swan River in Western Australia
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Perth in Western Australia was once a sleepy city far from anywhere and where getting a good coffee was always a challenge. That’s all changed now and there are coffee places everywhere that all have good coffee. In my suburb, Subiaco, 3 km’s from the city centre there are around 20 different café’s or places to get a coffee along its main strip.
Why do my photos of landscapes look ordinary?
Ever taken a photo of a beautiful scene and found that even after you thought it looked OK in the rear screen, once it was displayed on your computer at home it looked nothing like you remember it. Usually that’s caused by a rush of blood to the head that tricks you into believing you can capture the scene before you (usually a landscape). Most common faults are that everything is too small, too much sky, too much foreground, e.g. grass, or it just looks uninspiring. When composing a scene look to use the rule of thirds and place the horizon carefully away from the centre either high if the sky is uninteresting or blown out and the foreground has some points of interest like interesting rock formations or place it low if the sky is full of interesting cloud formations or colour. Make sure the horizon is straight and if you have the sun at your back watch out for your shadow. Finally play around with different positions and zoom in and out.
Here’s an interesting landscape
Cottesloe Beach reflection. Taken through the thought process piece of art on Cottesloe beach in Western Australia
Kings Park in my home town Perth, at over 400 hectares or 1000 acres, is the biggest inner city park in the world. Situated on Mount Eliza it overlooks the Perth CBD and is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Western Australia thanks to its diversity of attractions, beauty and activities. It’s also very popular with walkers, cyclists and joggers. This is one of the many joggers thrashing their hearts all in the name of health, that I snapped running past me in quite dim light just after a touch of rain.
Jogger at Dusk in Kings Park Perth the biggest inner city park in the world and is very popular with joggers. This area overlooks the Perth CBD.
Perth in Western Australia sits on the western edge of the Australian continent is the world’s most isolated capital city. Its also a city of spectacular scenery and happens to be my home. This is the Swan river that snakes its way some 90 km from its beginnings to the Indian ocean. The city itself is about a km to the east (left). 1/125 @ f8 120MM ISO400
I have just started a project to document in images, the essence of Subiaco an older suburb of Perth Australia. 3k’s from the city, it was settled in 1851 by the Benedictine monks of Subiaco Italy and is full of characteristic homes from the turn of the 20th century to the 1930′s it also has its fair share of characters. This is Mary who has lived in a our street for over 30 years and she had a few choice things to say about life today. I’ll add more as I go.