It’s been a shocker, weather wise, over the last three of four days. A massive winter storm system has swept in off the Indian Ocean unleashing torrential rain and howling gales (upto 130kmh winds) that have relentlessly battered the Perth coast, with Rockingham copping some of the worst of it.
The bad weather means I’ve not been able to get out to get any air or take any photos.
Yesterday is was like this
Today there have been some breaks in the rain..
I waited until the weather radar (check it out at the Bureau of Meteorology) showed a decent break in the incoming rain, loaded up my camera bag and headed off out.
I had planned to take a load of landscape Polaroids, but all the shots I took came out blank – something about the new film and the light here that do not get on. Anyway, I wandered along the coast from bay to jetty, taking snaps and being generally blown about by the howling gale and covered in salt spray from the ocean.
Anyway, some piccies of my little jaunt through familiar bays, coves, jetties and anchorages
Then I went off up the coast to the Kwinana grain jetty, a rather imposing blue structure way off at the far end of Rockingham beach (thank goodness). The clouds were rolling back in so I wondered if there weren’t some interesting skies to be had. I’d stupidly forgotten my neutral density filter, meaning I couldn’t do any long exposures, but it was still a productive half hour.
And then it was time to head home again, the skies darkening with rain once more. Hopefully next week I’ll be able to get out to somewhere new with Jay, somewhere pretty with good coffee and a tasty snack