Some “snapshots” from around Fremantle, Western Australia; January-February, 2014

Here is an eclectic assortment of images from near my home in Fremantle, Western Australia for the months of January and February, 2014. Being a coastal and historical port town, there is much variety and options for activities and scenery.

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Crepuscular rays (God-beams) as we enjoy our morning breakfast on our Mediterranean style courtyard at home.
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Who says that dogs don’t “smile”?
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Green and gold – Australia’s National Colours.
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Santa revisiting to kiss mum under the mistletoe?
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Recycling – just a little fun image taken at home this lovely summer morn’ as my bride enjoyed hot mint-tea with honey.
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Floral delicacy and delightfully aromatic – Frangipani.
Frangipani 2AM-003114
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Airborne – higher than the moon?
Kiteboarding 2AM-002816
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Airborne times two.
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An adult White-cheeked Honeyeater feeding two fledglings early on a glorious summer day.
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After hanging inverted to forage in this eucalyptus tree, a Little Corella takes flight flashing its pale yellow underwings, blue-grey eye ring, and muted pink above the beak.
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Paella cooking at the Bather’s Beach food market; lots of families enjoying communing, a nice breeze, and sun on our faces – life is good.
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Unexpected.
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Odd…
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Some assorted structures/architecture/patterns…

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A residence on South Terrace.
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St. Patricks – Fremantle 2AM-003068
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Stairway 2AM-003112
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Western Australia Maritime Museum 2AM-002536
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Another stairway.
Western Australia Maritime Museum 2AM-003091
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A third stairway.
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This port town, like all port towns, abounds with maritime history; the “Western Australia Museum – Shipwreck Galleries” displays some of this. rugged history.
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More external views of the Western Australia Museum – Shipwreck Galleries.
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North Quay and Inner Harbour, Fremantle during the “blue hour.” I reckon the cranes look rather Jurassic.
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I hope you enjoyed this brief sojourn around where I live. More posts of Fremantle will follow over time.
Thanks for viewing 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

A few hours in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee.

On the first day that the National Parks were reopened to the citizens who own them, I drove to the Smoky Mountains to have a few hours in Cades Cove – a truly remarkable location, and a visit I highly recommend.

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I feel so very fortunate to see a family of American Black Bears up close and personal – sort of.

Peek-a-boo 🙂

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American Black Bear_2AM-000210
Canon 7D with Canon 100-400MM f/4.5-5.6L lens. f5.6 for 1/400 second at ISO 800 (handheld).
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Mama bear ascends. Such amazing claws/claw strength!

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Canon 7D with Canon 100-400MM f/4.5-5.6L lens. f5.6 for 1/400 second at ISO 800 (handheld).
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Unlike the assorted yahoo’s who observed the scene with me, I did not approach and stand under the tree!

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American Black Bear_2AM-000371
Canon 7D with Canon 100-400MM f/4.5-5.6L lens. f5.6 for 1/125 second at ISO 1000 (handheld).
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The fog was very thick when I first arrived. This scene/habitat is very similar to that where I observed the bears.

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Canon 5D Mark III with Canon 24-105MM f/4L lens. f22 for 1/5 second at ISO 200.
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Morning light flashes the prairie through the fog.

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Canon 5D Mark III with Canon 24-105MM f/4L lens. f22 for 1/8 second at ISO 200.
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This is not a monochrome/black-and-white treatment. Rather, the fog and rain and mist altered the light to what you see here.

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Canon 7D with Canon 100-400MM f/4.5-5.6L lens. f22 for 1/13 second at ISO 500.
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The lovely winding road that leads to Cades Cove follows a stream for a good portion, and this lone tunnel is always intriguing to me. I stopped to take this image on my way out – the fall leaves are beginning to turn on  a show right now!

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Canon 5D Mark III with Canon 24-105MM f/4L lens. f22 for 6 seconds at ISO 800.
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These images are a mere sampling of the wondrous place that is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For more of my images of the park, swing over to some of my earlier/archived posts:

https://2amphotography.wordpress.com/2012/01/05/a-bloody-cold-shoot-in-the-mountains/
https://2amphotography.wordpress.com/2011/08/30/serenity-in-the-great-smoky-mountains-national-park/

 

Cheers,

Andrew