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Recently, I saw a series of posts from True North Mark featuring reflections and it inspired me to head out and capture some of my own.  I’ve always liked the way clouds appear on the sand whilst its wet from the waves washing up on it, so I captured them.

Its always fun getting down to the beach and this was no different.  We really are amazingly lucking in Perth to have access to beaches like this.

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North Cottesloe Drama

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Hi Everyone,

Is there anything better than a nice dramatic sunset with the beach to yourself to unwind and reflect on what’s happened throughout the week.  There might be but it certainly didn’t feel like it at the time.

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Weekend Wanderings

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How was your weekend? The weather is finely starting to look like Spring here in Perth. Bring it on!

Last weekend I did some wandering around the Perth Hills and managed to capture this shot. I’m pretty happy with it. What do you think of it?



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Queen’s Bath Kauai

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Queen’s bath in Kauai is a visually spectacular place on the island and definitely worth a visit.  Its extremely popular because of the views that you get from the Queen’s Bath across Hanalei Bay, but also because its a really nice place to swim as well.  Each time I head across to Kauai, I’ll always head down here to have a swim and chill out by the ocean.

It looks calm and inviting here but its typically closed during the winter months, as the path itself is long and very slippery because of all the mud and the huge Hawaiian swells come roaring straight over the baths.  If you think its worth the risk heading down here in Winter, there is a sobering sign at the bottom of the path listing the names of those who have drowned in this location.

On the bright side, in summer this place is probably the best spot to go swimming in Kauai.



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Peaceful Moments

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The other night I realised it was a no moon night so it was probably a great idea to head out into the bush to try and capture some Milky Way shots.  The only issue was a large storm front was also due to hit the area that night.  The sky looked clear so I decided to hit the road anyway and give it a go.

The further inland I went the more I realised I was going to have to be extremely lucky to get the shot I wanted.  Well Lady Luck was on my side and I managed to capture a great shot just before it started to pour down.  I did have my sway out but within 5mins it was rolled up and in the back of the car.  3.5hrs later I had a great shot and I was snuggled up in my warm bed.  A perfect night of star photography!




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Cable Beach Reflections

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Cable Beach Reflections::  Cable Beach would have to be another firm favourite in places to visit.   It is quite simply amazing to watch the end of the day on this beach.   As the warm tropical sun sets it nearly always throws up a beautiful kaleidoscope of colours each and every evening.

I was lucky enough on this evening to be walking along Cable Beach just relaxing when I saw the water the reflecting the clouds and I had to capture it.  I’m glad that I did and working on it brings back great memories of that evening.



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Ke’e Beach Sunset Kauai

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This is Ke’e Beach in Kauai.  Its right at the beginning of the Na Pali coast and its divine.   This beach is as far as you can get to by car on the North Shore of Kauai and it really does feel like you’re at the end of the road.  It’s quite, serene and relaxing with everyone just sitting by the foreshore watching the sun setting and contemplating their lives.

Quite a few times after the sun has set I’ve stayed behind and jumped in the water and just floated in the water, soaking up the zero gravity feeling in such an amazing place.  I’m sure I could go here for the rest of my life and never get sick of it.

Do you have a place like that at all?  One that you can keep returning to and never get bored of it?



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Little Salmon Bay Rottnest

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Little Salmon Bay Rottnest::  After spending time with the family all week, it was definitely time to sneak off by myself to get some solitude and quiet time with Mother Nature.

I was really attracted to this spot, Little Salmon Bay because of the bright green patches in the water.  It was like patch work quilt.   I spent about 2hrs in this little bay, shooting away and then it was time to put my camera down and just enjoy the place.

I sat down on the beach and felt the gentle winter sun heating me up.  I then just shut my eyes and listened, really listened to everything that was going on around me.

From the waves lapping at the beach, to the sound the wind made as scurried across the beach.  It was a truly relaxing experience.

Do you ever take time out to just listen to Mother Nature?



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Little Salmon Bay Rottnest

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I just love Rottnest Island, its great in Summer but I believe even better in Winter.  You still get amazing scenes like this but you get it all to yourself.  We Western Australians are so lucky to have a place like Rottnest Island on our doorstep.

As many of you know I’ve been to Hawaii many times, its a stunning a place in this world, however, I easily rate Rottnest much high than Hawaii.  You’ve got easy access to some of the cleanest beaches in the world at Rottnest some of them only minutes outside the settlement.   Want to see all of them in one day?  Then jump on the amazing Bay Seeker bus service.  You can buy a ticket and hop on and off the bus all day at any location you want.  It’s such a great service.

We were also really impressed with the great playgrounds for our kids.  The boys spent hours just playing around in those playgrounds which gave us some quiet time as well.  What more could parents ask for?

If you’re looking for a quick break from it all, you should definitely head on over to Rottnest during Winter.  Its easily one of Perth’s best kept secrets.



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East of Perth

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One of my great childhood memories is of being able to sit down at Deepwater Point and being able to see the Milky Way clearly.  Its a lot more difficult now to get the same view of the stars unless you’re willing to do a little travel.  If you are you’ll still be rewarded with an amazing Milky Way spectacle.

I drove about 2.5hrs East to capture this shot on a night when the car was reading -3 degrees Celsius.  Ouch it was cold!  This was shot two weeks ago, and one of the best things about shooting in Winter is that you’ll get this sort of view at 7pm onwards.  So I didn’t have to stay up too late for this shot.  Always a good thing when you hear Dingos howling nearby.  I managed to capture the shots I wanted and be in bed safe from the Dingos by 9pm.

It was a successful trip and I can’t wait to head out there again.  This place was really interesting and I’m pretty sure I could spend the entire daytime shooting here as well.

What do you think of when you look at the stars?



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