Lunar Eclipse over Perth, Western Australia – October 8, 2014

The ‘blood moon’ of the lunar eclipse over the city of Perth, Western Australia.

A little fun and experimentation with multiple exposure images and multiple lenses with the purpose of emphasizing the eclipsed “blood moon” over downtown Perth.
This is a double exposure image (two images) shot on the same camera body, but with two different lenses (the city at 73mm, the moon at 400mm).
The moon is, shall we say, ridiculously out of scale, but there is certainly emphasis on it 😉

Lunar Eclipse 2AM-006251and006254_composite. ©2014 Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

Lunar Eclipse 2AM-006251and006254_composite.
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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.
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Airborne – higher than the moon?
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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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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.
Western Australia Maritime Museum 2AM-003100
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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 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two views of Perth, Western Australia – January 2014

A bit of a delay in getting these two images up :/

Two views of the Perth skyline across the Swan River. I hope you enjoy them.

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Street light illuminating Perth 😉
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Park bench with a view to commence some pondering 🙂
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That is it for now. Cheers.

 

 

 

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.
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Perth and the Swan River viewed from Matilda Bay.

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Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).

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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.

 

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

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Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.
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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.
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Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
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Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
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Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
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Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

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Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
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Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
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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.

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Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
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Dusk painted the ocean with some wondrous hues, each exquisitely ephemeral .

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Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
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“Photo’s from a balloon.” Avon Valley, Western Australia.

On the first morning of our 10 day trip around parts of Western Australia we enjoyed a glorious and serene sunrise hot air balloon flight above the Avon Valley, near Perth. I highly recommend the experience wherever you are. Windward Balloon Adventures was the company who provided this aeronautic experience and we were very satisfied. http://www.ballooning.net.au/

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Dawn inflation of “Rainbow Drifter”.
Canon 30D with Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lens. f5.6 for 1/80 second, ISO 800.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

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Sunrise over the Avon Valley as seen from the “Rainbow Drifter” balloon.
Canon 30D with Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lens. f8 for 1/8000 second, ISO 400.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Hot air rising – it was -3 degrees Celsius (26.6 F) and this heat was welcomed!

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Burning on the “Rainbow Drifter.”
Canon 30D with Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lens. f8 for 1/1000 second, ISO 400.
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Sheep and Stubble.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens. f5.6 for 1/60 second, ISO 800.
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Farmhouse, fields, and fog.
Canon 30D with Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lens. f8 for 1/800 second, ISO 400.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

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Shadows, knolls, and contours.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens. f8 for 1/80 second, ISO 400.
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Foggy fields.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens. f8 for 1/2000 second, ISO 400.
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More foggy fields.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens. f8 for 1/2500 second, ISO 400.
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Tree array and shadows.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens. f8 for 1/400 second, ISO 400.
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Descending over dwelling.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens. f8 for 1/2000 second, ISO 400.
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Deflating the 30,000 cubic feet capacity of the balloon.

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Deflation after touchdown.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens. f8 for 1/1600 second, ISO 400.
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“Photo’s from Perth.” Western Australia.

This is  a “botanical” looking photo-blog – I am drawn to the fascinating textures and intricacies of the flora found in Australia and the apparent contrast of coarse vs. delicate. All these images, excepting the view of the city, were taken at Kings Park, Perth.  http://www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/kings-park/

This is in no way presented as a thorough representation of the vast floral variety of Western Australia, let alone the whole continent.

All images are Copyright © Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Downtown Perth and the Swan River.
Viewed from South Perth.
Canon 7D with Canon EF24-105mm f/4 lens.
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Resplendent, ripe, and rough.

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Kings Park, Perth.
Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.
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This Hooker’s Banksia flower is yet to open and reveal its intricate nectar laden bounty.

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

 

This Hooker’s Banksia flower has commenced its “great reveal.”

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Kings Park, Perth.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
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Kings Park, Perth.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
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Each of these “toes” will present a beautiful flower soon after this stage of development.

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

 

Not a masterpiece, just found this to be interesting.

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Kings Park, Perth.
Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.
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There is “liquid gold” in there.

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Kings Park, Perth.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
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Aptly named flower/plant I thought: “Prickly Toothbrushes.”

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

 

This Red Wattlebird is among a Pouched Grevillea plant.

Red Wattlebird 2AM-29142.
Kings Park, Perth.
Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

There are no hummingbirds in Australia. Instead, along with copious insects there are numerous bird families/species which appear to occupy that niche – the Red Wattlebird is but one.

Red Wattlebird 2AM-29150.
Kings Park, Perth.
Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

“Silver Princess” flowers in development. I can “feel” why it is named so – hope you can too.

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(of the Eucalyptus genus)
Kings Park, Perth.
Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

The flowers are very dense and shockingly vivid against the soft colors of the leaves.

Silver Princess 2AM-29213.
(of the Eucalyptus genus)
Kings Park, Perth.
Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Flowers spent – all that remains…

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(of the Eucalyptus genus)
Kings Park, Perth.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
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The bark of this tree species is stunning to me.

Silver Princess 2AM-110816.
(of the Eucalyptus genus)
Kings Park, Perth.
Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens.
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