My friend Jules and I headed up to Nambung National Park last week. Just for the evening. That's a lot of driving, but the Geminid shower storm promised much. It didn't deliver, but there was a cool storm to the south, so we stayed up late and shot that instead.
Its funny, this looks much better in Lightroom.
I shot 37 skate parks this year. It was my favourite thing to do in 2018. I'll never do that many again.
The gallery is here.
My image was chosen as the best in the mobile category of the City of Stirling Blink Photography Awards. You just have to have a camera with you wherever you go.
I entered the 33rd Perth National Photographic Exhibition recently, putting entries into all five categories. Two of my images in the "Rural Life" category were awarded Merits.
And, having a total of eleven images accepted into the exhibition, I was awarded the prize for Most Successful Photographer from WA.
Out at dawn this morning, which isn't too hard this time of year. Have to admit this shot was an accidental capture.
Hundreds of people having fun getting filthy made for a great day behind the lens. I shot jpgs, which I don't often do, to make for easy uploading to Facebook on the day. Low aperture values to give my subjects some separation from their surroundings and fast shutter speeds. At times, it was chaotic, especially when the dog owners arrived on the scene.
I've just shot my third Rollerderby. A real challenge, in poor light with crazy movement of bodies.
You can find interesting images anywhere. I liked the look of the fairly new car park floor and the marks left by the first few users. I went to town on these in Lightroom 6, learning a bag of new tricks along the way.
I have committed to the WAPF 52 x 2 project; producing one colour and one mono image per week for a whole year, with a book of the images to show for it. Not an easy ask. Six weeks in, the key has simply been to get out of the house. Apart from week 1, which was super-busy at work, it hasn't been too difficult. Being on holiday for the past 3 weeks has helped :)
Roughly 200km north of Perth is the coastal village of Cervantes. We dashed up there after work on Friday for a sunset at the Pinnacles. Up at 5am for sunrise at the same location. I had fun with Hipstamatic there. On the way home, we stopped at the dunes, climbed and caught caught in a sudden wind squall - sandstorm. My poor camera. Two nice shots for my troubles.
I shoot for fun, with a Sony A7II, a Mavic Pro and my trusty iPhone 6s.