Beach

Sharp Point, Albany, Western Australia

Fellow shooter Shawn Hayward and I went up to Sharp Point in Albany.  I have tried to photograph this spot many times, but the howling winds have thwarted me every time, and I have come home disappointed, vowing to go back another time to try again.

The afternoon was beautiful and calm, epic clouds forming, stunning blue water, colour to die for on the cliffs, what could go wrong?

I had borrowed the Canon 5DMIII to test drive.  I thought I had changed everything to how I wanted the camera set up, not so!  One big mistake and I once again came away disappointed.  Must change camera from JPEG to RAW!!! Duh right?   I thought I had, but in my rush, I hadn’t quite pressed the button hard enough.  So 90% of my shoot was in JPEG.

I went out not expecting to like the camera, and the first half hour or so, I really didn’t.  Who needs to read the manual right, it can’t be that different to the Mark II surely?  Ha!! It is amazing how you get to know your own camera back to front, and I can operate it without even thinking now.  The Mark III really isn’t that different, but some controls I use, after every shot are now on opposite sides of the camera back to what I am used to.

This made me start doing moves that a contortionist would be proud of with my right hand, completely ignoring the fact that I have a perfectly good left hand, dangling by my side doing nothing, NOTHING!!

And LIVE View!!  Where the heck was that?!  Which meant I spent a good chunk of valuable light trying to bring up my histogram because I pretty much can’t shoot without it now.  Once I actually figured out how to read one that is.  Thank you Nick Rains!!

BUT…

By the end of an hour or so with a camera that I had no interest in wanting to own, I have come away very, very impressed with all that it can do, and it is now on my list of things that I NEED!

Bye for now, I am off to scour the house and sheds to see what things my husband doesn’t need anymore to fund my burning need to own this camera. 🙂

Three Islands Sharp Point and Windfarm Lone Island Sharp Point untitled-8960-Panorama-copy-web Rain


In Your Face

In Your Face….literally!  You know how they say you should always pay attention to everything around you while taking the shot.  I must have missed that memo!!  Got me right in the face, then swamped me up to my knees even though I was high on the beach.


Bremer Bay, Western Australia

Our annual Photography club weekend away was to Bremer Bay.  So much to see and photograph, two days was definitely not enough.  Was heading back this week, but got called in to work 😦

 


Bremer Bay Estuary

This shot was taken on a recent outing to Bremer Bay with the Albany Photographic Society.

A last minute decision to shoot the sunset, then, trying to find the best vantage spot in an unfamiliar town had us all running up this little path and scrambling to get the shot.  Taken in a super hurry, I just threw on some filters (ND8 & ND8 Soft Grad) and hoped for the best.  This was the best out of quite a few ordinary shots.


Southwest Beaches

Had an amazing day out and about shooting some of our gorgeous Great Southern beaches yesterday with friends and fellow obsessive compulsive shooters like myself. Leigh Diprose, Julie Holland and Michael Lee thanks for a great day out!

Leigh, if I could pick pockets, you’d be minus one set of Lee Filters right about now 🙂

SHELLEY BEACH

SALMON HOLES


MURRAY STREET BOAT RAMP

PRINCESS ROYAL HARBOUR SUNSET

THE HAPPY SNAPPERS

Leigh

Michael "Mountain Goat" Lee

Michael, Leigh and Julie