Sundays on the bike

Winter in Perth has been a bit two faced this year.  If it’s not lovely sunny and very unwinter like, it’s been hammering it down with rain and utterly miserable! Anyways – after an whole weekend of torrential rain and damp overcast skies, the sun poked through around lunchtime on Sunday and the afternoon was perfect for a ride and scrub in that new back tyre before I took it out off road Read More

And another thing…

Just when you thought it was safe to come back..

MORE PHOTOS!

I know.  It’s a bit of a cheek really, as I already had all these shots ready to go last week, but held them back a I didn’t want that last post to be endlessly massive.

But I care not one jot, you all love me anyway, right? Read More

if at first..

..you don’t succeed, then try try try again.

You may remember I took a few photos of the jetty (again) last week – well, I wasn’t happy with them, so I went out again last night to take some more

My fave of the night:

Same view, just a slightly different range of colours – I think this was a slightly longer exposure

And lastly, a random view back towards Rockingham that grabbed my attention that actually came out rather well.

Of course, all the time I was doing this, I didn’t really notice that the sky to the west (the jetty faces pretty much North) had lit up bright amazing red and would have made a fantastic backdrop to some of the other westerly facing beaches and jetties.  Ah well, I’m still stoked at these shots and don’t really care!

busy, like a fox

A rolling stone gathers no moss, as the saying (proverb?) goes, and this week, I am certainly free of mosses, lichens and any rock growing greenery – I’ve been out with the camera again.  I know, amazing, you’re all thinking – he never does that..  **rolls eyes**

Anyway, dear readers (of which I have around 100 a day at the moment, apparently – feel free to leave a comment if you like the purdy photos..) – I popped out to the jetty that I took these pictures at in March for a retake with my new wide angle lens.

There were a few people there already taking photos of a couple, the wife heavily pregnant, so I had to wait a few minutes for them to finish.  I have to say, given that she was using the pop up flash on the camera and a kit lens, I don’t have that much faith that the photos will be any good.

/bitch.

As I set up, the Coogee women surf boat team were out practising.

In bikinis.

And I learned something new. Apparently, for grip (or something) they have to, how do I say this, splash their bottoms with water and hoik up their bikini bottoms and give themselves a wedgie, exposing their bum cheeks before sitting down.  Classy.

And I’m stood on the jetty with the camera, waiting for it to finish a 4 minute exposure, with nothing to do but loiter and pretend I’m not a pervert..  Awkward.

So, the photos. Hope you like them.

Looking along Palm Beach to Mangles Bay

Jetty with the 10 stop (almost completely black) filter on

Jetty a bit later with just the circular polariser on.

I made a few composition errors and the sky was a bit bland – next time I’m going to go back on a windy as well day with clouds to try to capture the motion in the sky more.

And now, its late and its bedtime in this little corner of the world.

Catchya.