Posting #5 of my road trip from Fremantle to Kununurra, Western Australia.

All images in this post are from a very brief (overnight) stop in Broome and its immediate surrounds. A town full of history, gorgeous scenery, and the fabled Cable Beach.

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A glorious storm building over Cable Beach, Broome – Western Australia. In addition to the much needed rainfall, this storm did wonders ameliorating the hot conditions on that day. © 2014 Andrew McInnes

 

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A portion of Cable Beach. © 2014 Andrew McInnes

 

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Pioneer Cemetery, overlooking the bay. © 2014 Andrew McInnes

 

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Pioneer Cemetery, overlooking the bay. © 2014 Andrew McInnes

 

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Mangroves on Roebuck Bay. © 2014 Andrew McInnes

 

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Mangroves on Roebuck Bay. © 2014 Andrew McInnes

 

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Patterns by a sand bubbler crab. © 2014 Andrew McInnes

 

Sun Pictures (Sun Picture Gardens) is reportedly the world’s oldest picture garden still in operation.

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Sun Pictures. © 2014 Andrew McInnes.

 

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Sun Pictures. © 2014 Andrew McInnes.

 

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Sun Pictures. © 2014 Andrew McInnes.

 

Another glorious dusk as I departed Broome.

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Highway at dusk. © 2014 Andrew McInnes.

 

 

 

 

 

Posting #3 of my road trip from Fremantle to Kununurra, Western Australia.

This post contains images from my express visit to Coral Bay and Exmouth, Western Australia.

 

Ah, the tropics 🙂

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On the Minilya – Exmouth road. © 2014 Andrew McInnes.

 

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A ‘short’ road train delivers supplies to Exmouth. © 2014 Andrew McInnes.

 

These next three images are from Coral Bay – a stunning and simple place.

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The front of the image is shallow water over a sand substrate; this then abruptly drops off into a deepish lagoon which is protected by Ningaloo Reef (Australia’s “other” reef) in the background. © 2014 Andrew McInnes.

 

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A mooring line and buoy – the cerulean water deepens rapidly here, making for fantastic swimming. © 2014 Andrew McInnes.

 

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Two youths paddle in the tranquil waters behind Ningaloo Reef. © 2014 Andrew McInnes.

 

Unfortunately I only spent about 8 hours in Exmouth which is nowhere near sufficient. Nevertheless, here are some scenes of this fascinating area.

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A light-painting of Yardie Creek (Cape Range National Park) during dusk’s blue hour. © 2014 Andrew McInnes.

 

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Pebble Beach, Exmouth. © 2014 Andrew McInnes.

 

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Pebble Beach, Exmouth. © 2014 Andrew McInnes.

 

A light-painting of the retired (non-functioning) Vlamingh Head Lighthouse – Exmouth. The evening air was thick with moisture from the Indian Ocean as it pounded Ningaloo Reef so I thought I’d make an image to suggest how the light from the lighthouse may have appeared to mariners of yore. During the 30 second exposure I mimicked a beam of light from the lighthouse by aiming my spotlight on the structure for a few seconds, allowing the moisture in the air to appear as a beam.
This image includes the Southern Cross (and pointers), along with a portion of the Milky Way.

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© 2014 Andrew McInnes.

 

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Star trails caress the retired (non-functioning) Vlamingh Head Lighthouse – Exmouth, on a blustery and balmy autumn night. This is a stacked image consisting of 61 images (each image f4 for 30 seconds at ISO 800). © 2014 Andrew McInnes.

More posts from this road trip to follow this.

 

 

 

 

Margaret River Region – Australia’s South West

A region of diversity famous for its premium wines and stunning wineries, picturesque rural vistas, stunning forests, spectacular coast with both tranquil beaches and world-class surfing, plus fantastic views and proximity to the southward migration of humpback and other whales. Welcome to the Margaret River Region of Australia’s South West.

 

This is Canal Rocks under heavy swell.

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Canal Rocks 2AM-113306
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f20 for 1/2 second at ISO 100.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

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Canal Rocks 2AM-113270
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f20 for 0.3 second at ISO 100.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

A lovely “chute” with abundant epiphytes – an offshoot of the “canal”.

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Canal Rocks 2AM-113689
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f20 for 1/40 second at ISO 200.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

The view as you descend to Canal Rocks.

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Canal Rocks 2AM-113217
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f8 for 1/160 second at ISO 250.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

A lovely drive through a karri forest.

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Karri Forest 2AM-113017
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f11 for 1/15 second at ISO 100.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Boranup Karri Forest.

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Boranup Karri Forest 2AM-111945
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f9 for 1/30 second at ISO 200.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

The now ruined Hamelin Bay Jetty was built in 1882 to service the local timber mills.

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Hamelin Bay 2AM-113078
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f5.5 for 1/1000 seconds at ISO 200.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Proximal to the jetty ruins is a small public boat ramp.

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Hamelin Bay 2AM-113093
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f11 for 1/200 second at ISO 200.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

This is the other portion of Hamelin Bay.

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Hamelin Bay 2AM-113080
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f11 for 1/320 second at ISO 200.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

If you are lucky (and perhaps brave), you might be fortunate enough to have the local stingrays pay you a visit – as they did here to my lovely wife. Although massive, these are “gentle” creatures – the worst you may experience is them nom-nomming (chewing) on your toes 🙂

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Smooth Stingray – Hamelin Bay 2AM-113560
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f8 for 1/200 second at ISO 500.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

The “business end” of a massive ray (and another coming in from the back).

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Smooth Stingray – Hamelin Bay 2AM-113530
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f8 for 1/320 second at ISO 500.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Sugarloaf Rock, Cape Naturaliste.

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Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f8 for 1/100 second at ISO 800.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Injidup Point, not far from the mouth of the Margaret River.

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Injidup Point 2AM-113094
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f11 for 1/125 second at ISO 200.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Injidup Point.

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Injidup Point 2AM-113109
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f11 for 1/400 second at ISO 250.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Dune and clouds at Moses Rocks.

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Moses Rocks Beach 2AM-113336
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f11 for 1/100 second at ISO 100.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Yallingup, a world famous surf-break which was quite that day, at dusk just before we nestled among the boulders to enjoy a quite beverage and hors d’oeuvres – magical.

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Yallingup 2AM-111960
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f11 for 1/20 second at ISO 250.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

A little color and softness among the colorful rocks at Yallingup.

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Yallingup 2AM-111964
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f11 for 1/5 second at ISO 250.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Meelup Beach, a glorious place to take a dip.

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Meelup Beach 2AM-113746
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f11 for 1/30 second at ISO 100.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Picnic table with a view – Meelup Beach.

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Meelup Beach 2AM-113737
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f11 for 1/20 second at ISO 100.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Castle Rock, just around the point from Meelup Beach. Climbing the point nearby allows for unfettered views of Geographe Bay and the Indian Ocean.

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Castle Rock 2AM-113118
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f11 for 1/200 seconds at ISO 250.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Same feature, different view/feel.

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Castle Rock 2AM-113120
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f11 for 1/200 seconds at ISO 250.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

A ketch at anchor in the tranquility afforded by Geographe Bay – viewed from “whale lookout” at Castle Rock.

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Castle Rock 2AM-113351
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f16 for 1/80 second at ISO 250.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

This lovely tranquil beach with its clear and clean water also has portions dotted with boulders, some of which are partially submerged.

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Castle Rock 2AM-113126
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f11 for 1/100 second at ISO 250.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

More rocks, first by daylight, then after dusk – with light added by flashlight.

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Castle Rock 2AM-113366
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f11 for 1/60 second at ISO 250.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Hues of blue – a light-painting.

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Castle Rock 2AM-113415
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f8 for 20 seconds at ISO 100 – a light-painting.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Dusk at Castle Rock.

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Castle Rock 2AM-113172
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f22 for 13 seconds at ISO 100.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Ah, the primary image I originally went to Castle Rock for: A light painting with stars and meteorite.
I had to rock-hop in a mad dash once I set the self timer for the exposure in order to position myself such that the shadows/light source were creating the feel I wanted. Thankfully no falls or broken ankles!

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Castle Rock 2AM-113197
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f4.5 for 30 seconds at ISO 3200.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

 

 

 

 

Fremantle, Western Australia – an assortment.

Ah Fremantle, what a place you are! The following images are an eclectic assortment including fireworks, beach, doorways, plants, a square-rigged ship, an abandoned power-generation station, and graffiti.

Hope you enjoy a non-encompassing glimpse of “Freo.”

 

Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour – the fishing boat fleet are out of frame to the left.

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Blessing of the Fleet – Fremantle 2AM-112459
Canon 7D Canon with Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lens. f8 for 8 seconds at ISO 3200.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

The ferris wheel in Fremantle’s Esplanade Park (also in the photo above).

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Fremantle Ferris Wheel 2AM-111913
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens. f5 for 2.5 seconds at ISO 100.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Bathers Beach, proximal to Esplanade Park and the  Fishing Boat Harbour.

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Bathers Beach 2AM-111888
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens. f11 for 1/20 second at ISO 250.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

A beach immediately south of Fremantle – the Indian Ocean was very tranquil that day.

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Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens. f11 for 1/160 second at ISO 250.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

This fine ship is the STS Leeuwin II (sail training ship) whose home-berth is Fremantle.

I had the great privilege and pleasure to sail onboard her as an officer in my early 20’s – I was thrilled she was at dock for a portion of my recent visit to Freo. She is a a three-masted barquentine of 55 meters (~ 180 feet) displacing 344 tonnes with a mast height of 33 meters (~ 108 feet). Having been atop the mast underway I can assure you it is quite spectacular and ‘whippy’ up there!

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Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens. f11 for 1/60 second at ISO 200.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Transportation of a different variety – a Morris Minor as I recall – which is not indicative of the majority of automobiles in the area 😉
We call this one “Not CUBA” because that is precisely how it “felt” when we saw this scene.

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Not CUBA 2AM-112488
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens. f5.6 for 1/6 second at ISO 400.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Whilst wandering around the amazing residential side-streets I came upon this doorway which had a particularly Indian (sub-continent) look to it – or at least that is how it struck me. I think this might well be my next book-mark for my paper books.

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Door and Arch 2AM-112346
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens. f11 for 3/10 second at ISO 200.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

More doorways…

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Blue Door 2AM-112079
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens. f20 for 1/4 second at ISO 200.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

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Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens. f11 for 1/20 second at ISO 200.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Still on the side-streets…

For this image I wanted to convey a soft and ethereal feel using the asparagus fern so I chose a wide-open aperture, elevated the camera and shot downwards so that only the top (nearest) frond would be in focus – I think it worked, but do you too?

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Asparagus Fern 2AM-112103
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens. f4.5 for 1/5 second at ISO 400.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

These next four images, three of which are plant-centric, were captured as part of a self-assignment to capture patterns and texture.

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Vine on Tree Trunk 2AM-112108
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens. f5 for 1/20 second at ISO 400.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

I chose a large aperture (small opening) to ensure maximum depth-of-field as I needed the three-dimensional aspect to really capture what I saw. This image suggests Asia for me (the terraced gardens). How about you?

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Ferns Vines and Lines 2AM-112099
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens. f22 for 2 seconds at ISO 100.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Morning light caresses a succulent from the garden of the home we were staying in.

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Succulent 2AM-112354
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens. f11 for 1/40 second at ISO 320.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

A driveway gate post.

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Rust and Wood 2AM-112116
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens. f20 for 3/10 second at ISO 400. I also added a little light with a flashlight from the right hand side to add depth to the image.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

Street Kiss # 1

This street art/graffiti is by “REBOOT” – think about it…

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Street Kiss #1 2AM-112158
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens. f8 for 1/320 second at ISO 250.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

Street Kiss # 2

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Street Kiss #2 2AM-112366
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens. f8 for 1/320 second at ISO 400.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

A mate of mine, Paul Waite (http://www.paulwaitephotography.com/#) – a phenomenal photographer based in Fremantle – took me to the abandoned (and VERY eerie) Fremantle Power Station for a light-painting shoot. Unfortunately access is prohibited so we couldn’t get inside and shoot the amazing ruined interior and all its rust, glass, and graffiti. However, it became an exercise in capturing the forbidden access to this huge old building and surrounds.

For this light-painting the building was already illuminated by some street lights over a rise to the right of frame, hence the two-toned building (I thought it was not only fortuitous how it matched the building’s horizontal lines, but also added an extra dimension to the “wierdness” that eminated from this place). I used a LED light to bring attention to the fence (the blue or ‘cool temperature’ of the LED lights adds to the cold metallic physical structure of the fence and razor-wire and the mental picture of its purpose)!

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South Fremantle Power Station 2AM-113429
Canon 7D Canon with Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lens. f5.6 for 30 seconds at ISO 100. Light-painting by Andrew McInnes.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

To close this particular photo-blog I have included three fireworks images from the Blessing of the Fleet ceremony conducted in The Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour. Two of these images are 1 second exposures, the other is a 4 second exposure – based on effect I was seeking plus the bahavior/pattern of each particular firework.

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Blessing of the Fleet – Fremantle 2AM-112469
Canon 7D Canon with Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lens. f8 for 1 second at ISO 400.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

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Blessing of the Fleet – Fremantle 2AM-112477
Canon 7D Canon with Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lens. f8 for 1 second at ISO 400.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

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Blessing of the Fleet – Fremantle 2AM-112472
Canon 7D Canon with Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lens. f8 for 4 seconds at ISO 400.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Bye for now.

 

 

Perth ‘ish – September-November, 2012

An assortment of images taken around Perth (and a few from nearby Yanchep) over the Austral spring, 2012.

 

Perth by night – a view from Kings Park.

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Canon 7D with Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Perth and the Swan River viewed from Matilda Bay.

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Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Perth, the Swan River, and a bevy of the river’s namesake (Black Swan) – viewed from Matilda Bay.

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Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

A Galah chew and rub spot on sugar gum (Eucalyptus cladocalyx). This particular tree is one of over 300 comprising a tree-lined avenue in Kings Park, planted to honour Australian service personnel who died in the two World Wars and other engagements.

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Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Laughing Kookaburra perusing its surrounds for prey items in the rain.

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Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo (female) pauses its grazing upon new shoots and flowers at the University of Western Australia.

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Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Another view of the Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo (male) that features the red tail feathers – at the University of Western Australia.

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Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

The Red Wattlebird is a “honeyeater” – a group of birds which have highly developed brush-tipped tongues adapted for nectar feeding on numerous plants including this kangaroo paw flower (kangaroo paw plants are endemic to the south-west of Western Australia).

Red Wattlebird 2AM-29724
Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Although primarily a “honeyeater”, the Red Wattle Bird also eats a variety of insects which are often caught mid-air, and also some fruit.

Red Wattlebird 2AM-29723
Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Now that I have introduced some floral aspects in the two preceding images, here is a series of images of everlasting daisies (everlastings), plus Sturt’s Desert Pea, and Mallee Eucalyptus.

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Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Everlasting Daisies 2AM-111832
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Everlasting Daisies 2AM-111836
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Everlasting Daisies 2AM-111840
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Everlasting Daisies 2AM-111844
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Sturt’s Desert Pea 2AM-111851
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Mallee Eucalyptus 2AM-111843
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Up the road a little is a beautiful “terrace” beach at Yanchep, parts of which are sheltered by a reef which is delightfully overwashed. The image below shows this reef and placid waters immediately shoreward – we commented immediately that this is a wonderful spot for children to explore, enjoy, and hopefully be moved to curiosity.

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Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

The numerous offshore reefs and the ragged limestone cliffs of this portion of the coast are steeped in maritime history.

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Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Texture and movement as oceanic water reunites with former oceanic reefs.

Yanchep 2AM-112442
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Dusk painted the ocean with some wondrous hues, each exquisitely ephemeral .

Yanchep 2AM-112414
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.