Photographing on remote islands is always challenging, but almost always rewarding. This particular afternoon I slipped off the RIB tender into 3 metres of water with my massive Pelican case in one hand and tripod in the other. I came up coughing and spluttering clinging to the Pelli case like a life ring. Swimming ashore and trudging up the beach I was soaked, it took me a while to get over the embarrassing debarking. Once I regained my composure I wandered along the shore and found this little scene as the sun was low on the horizon. The low cliff faces across the whole bay started to light up and the little shore break lazily broke on the rocks in front as the tide receded. Well worth the drenching.
Whilst out on a research trip we dropped anchor in a bay as the sun was low on the horizon. Once all the chores were done I manage to get on shore and snap this glowing dusk scene. I love dragging shutter speeds out on seascapes as you are never really sure what you might get… the wait to get your films back is always suspenseful.
Many afternoons I have sat in the office and thought to myself that the weather is too poor to get the camera out, but when I do find myself out on a lack luster day it often amazes me how much there is to capture. This day at Smiths Beach in Yallingup was a particularly cloudy uneventful day which turned into a moody afternoon and as the sun dropped below the horizon the breeze picked up along the shore forming a choppy surge which crashed agains the rocks with surprising ferocity. The sun lit up the low lying cloud that oppressed the day creating a mood that was enhanced by the sound of breaking waves in the distance on the rocks just offshore.
I was in Western Australia to see a few friends and met up with Michael Fletcher the cinematographer on his home turf in Dunsborough. He suggested I head down to Canal Rocks for the afternoon amongst other things. I was blown away with the whole area having been there area briefly in the past, I took a few days this time to explore the coast this time round. A photographers paradise no wonder the Fletcher brothers setup shop down there.
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The 2010 Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards were held in Syndey recently. Where I took home 2 Silver Awards and was presented with my AIPP 2010 AAIPP HONOUR – Associatehsip ribbon. I managed to be at the Awards dinner this year to receive my award. Here is me receiving my Award on stage and also one with the other photographers that received their Associateship that night.
The 2010 Epson SA Professional Photography Awards (SAIPP) saw me take home 1 Silver with Distinction and 2 Silver Awards for my four entries.