Cabarita Beach and Surrounds – NSW.

Aerial and terrestrial images of Cabarita Beach, Norries Head, Hastings Point, and Cudgera Creek – on the Tweed Coast of NSW.

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Fish 2AM-007879

 

Hastings Point, NSW – where Cudgera Creek enters the sea after it’s sinuous meander.

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Humpback Sunrise 2AM-007774

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Maggies Beach 2AM 3413-3414 Panorama

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Norries Head 2AM 262-263 Panorama

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Norries Head 2AM-007865

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Norries Head 2AM-007869

 

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?
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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.
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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.
North Quay and Inner Harbour 2AM-002549
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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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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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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

 

 

 

 

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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Emu Creek Station, Western Australia.

The missus and I had a very loose itinerary for our 10 day road trip together around parts of Western Australia; on the definite list were the stromatolites, the Pinnacles, and hot-air ballooning (see previous blog posts). We made no reservations, kept the fuel tank above 1/2 full, sort of looked at maps (some were very poor, some excellent), and just drove and enjoyed the scenery and each other immensely. On one leg of the journey the day was fast-moving toward night and we needed to find somewhere to sleep for the evening. We did not take tents or blankets so some shelter was necessary due to it being deep winter when we were there. Allison was analysing the road atlas when she said, “We have two accommodation options available. The first is a caravan park (a good option if their furnished vans aren’t already rented), the second is a “station”.” In Australia a station, when used in rural terms, is a large property (ranch in the USA). This particular station, Emu Creek Station http://www.emucreekstation.com/   is relatively small for the region  – approximately 330,000 acres. I was instantly keen on the homestead stay at the station and the missus was enchanted by the idea.

We arrived unannounced just prior to dusk, were welcomed very kindly, conducted a brief business discussion and then excused ourselves to run down to the river to shoot some photo’s in the stunning light. What a bloody beautiful place this is. We shot a few images then returned to the homestead and enjoyed freshly made sausages, home-grown steaks, fresh made bread, delicious sides, and lovely company – dining with the owners and staff.  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Emu-Creek-Outback-Station-Stays/10150102321265483

Later that night I took a few night shots before retiring for the evening. Early the next morning was exquisite and the missus and I went for a walk and captured a few more images before returning for a lovely brekky and then heading out as we had to be back in Perth to drop off the rental car, pick up a scientific instrument for the missus’ upcoming research expedition on the Indian Ocean, and then, regretfully, get me back on the plane to Texas for work.

Should you find yourself in the Pilbarra region I thoroughly recommend you stay at Emu Creek Station and enjoy the hospitality of  Kylie and John Boyle and the staff.

We sure hope to return, only this time staying for a week or more to capture more of this beautiful place. I would thoroughly enjoy capturing the transition into “the wet” starting October’ish each year – this is monsoonal country. Hope you enjoy these photo’s, all of which are from around the homestead.

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The homestead bathed in soft pastel light.

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

The next series of images are sequenced to illustrate the vitalness of water and the transition from pasture to riparian areas; each image will take you closer and closer to the permanent water-hole in the river until, finally, you can immerse yourself in the freshness of life’s liquid – vicariously at least.

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

 

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Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f/4.5 -5.6 lens at ISO 800.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

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Canon 30D with Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lens at ISO 640.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

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Canon 30D with Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lens at ISO 640.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

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Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens at ISO 500.
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I just love the flora of Australia and I thought these White River Gums to be fascinating.

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Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens at ISO 500.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

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Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens at ISO 800.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

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Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens at ISO 800.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

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Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens at ISO 400.
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Typically I would not post such similar images as these two (above and below). However, experiencing the evening and the vista, I had distinctly different, yet very similar “feelings” when viewing this/these scenes. As such I am posting both as stand-alone images. Do you have a preference?

 

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

 

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Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens at ISO 200.
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Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens 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 at ISO 200.
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Canon 7D with Canon 24-105mm f/4 lens at ISO 200.
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An alternative to homestead stays, there are numerous camping opportunities along the river; here is a sample camp-site (and the billy is on the boil).

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Canon 30D with Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens at ISO 800.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

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Canon 7D with Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lens at ISO 400.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

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Canon 7D with Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lens at ISO 400.
© Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.

 

Ava good night 😉