I was recently invited by the Fremantle Volunteer Service to help them out taking photos of local volunteers out in the wild; doing their thing and supporting the local community. I’ve done a lot of volunteer work in my time, so I jumped at the opportunity to help showcase work that is often unsung. It was at times confronting, at others entertaining and interesting. I got to see the firing of the cannon at The Roundhouse, and met some lucky furry and feathered friends who’ve been given the chance at a new lease on life.
Soft hues of pink and yellow green in the midday sun. I love the softness of this photo, despite the how harsh midday sun tends to be. Last day of winter isn’t too bad though, I guess. These succulents are common in the sand dunes where I live, and have the softest pink flowers. I thought I’d do something different though, since the leaves themselves were so striking in their colouring.
“Getting out there” has been put on hold. I’ve had a cough for over a month now, which has gotten worse over the last week. My doctor has referred me to a specialist, and put me on steroids to help with my breathing. My lungs are wheezing and rattling whenever I exhale, and he said that my bronchi are collapsing. Possibly weakened when I had pneumonia.
So, instead, now that I’m feeling a little more cognisant, here’s post two from the walk I went on a few weeks ago.
The photos that I’ve uploaded recently were part of a backlog of images that had been sitting stagnant on my hard drive; waiting for the day when I could bring myself to look at them. They were taken shortly after I finished studying last year after a break of about six months. It also coincided…
This isn’t one of the photos from Bunker Bay, but it is another of the photos I found on my card. I’d taken this for my brother-in-law and his wife as a present. Taken in the Supreme Court Gardens in Perth, it was a quick shot that I like quite a bit. Its a shame about the tree trunk in the top corner drawing your eye away but I was hot and grumpy when I took the photo (Summer in WA isn’t my favourite season).
A rainy day spent driving through the hills surrounding Perth, in Western Australia. We put the seats down in the back of the car, threw in our camp mattress and spent the afternoon listening to the rain, reading and having an indoor picnic. During a brief break in the showery weather, I ducked out with my camera and wandered around for a bit.
The air was cool, and crisp. The only sound the gentle tapping of raindrops as they fell through leaves and branches to the wet earth below.
There is a place, near where I live, which has sunsets that are as beautiful as they are frequent. Those that burn through the sky in summer are always the loveliest, the most striking and breath-taking. So much so that people will come here from far away just to see the sunset.
This was another photograph taken back in March, when I went rambling around the Perth CBD at night with my trusty husband in tow. I was meandering down St George’s Tce when I glanced up and saw this. It was a rather pleasant reminder to keep your eyes open and absorb everything that you see, because you never know when you’ll come across an interesting angle.
Another 2014 photo, from a photowalk in the Serpentine National Park back in September 2014. It was a stinker of a day and while I took a lot of water with me, I was dehydrated well before reaching the summit. I wasn’t walking alone however and my companion wanted to keep going because the view from the top was worth it. It was a long hard slog that took most of the day, considering how lethargic I was from the heat and lack of hydration. And the ants didn’t help.
I managed to get a few nice photos on the day, this being one of them. I love orchids, and there are so many varieties in the South West that any walk in wildflower season is well worth the effort.
I didn’t get out much with my camera in 2015, it was a year I’d rather put behind me if I’m honest about it, but the few times that I did I was kinda happy with the result. This was taken on a photo walk in Baldivis, WA. Its a part of an old horse buggy that had been abandoned in the bushland where I’d been walking. I haven’t really taken photos like this before, so it was a bit of an experiment for me, really.
Back in March 2015 I decided that I wanted to give street photography a go, so with my trusty camera and body guard (in other words I made hubby tag along) I set out one night into the CBD for a photowalk.
I done a little research beforehand, though I wanted to try and learn from mistakes so I kept my reading to a minimum. I took on board a few recommendations and decided to stick to those for the duration. I was more interested in the results I’d get than how well the photos would turn out, though I am pleased with the results!
This particular photo was taken near the Perth Underground, and was one of the first things that I saw as we came up into the city. I was fascinated by the lights, since you can’t really appreciate it during the day when the lights aren’t as bright and the area crammed full of people.
A photo of my niece, taken in the reflection of an old train carriage at Whiteman Park. We were in the front carriage being pulled by a steam engine and she was fascinated by the whole experience.