Tag Archives: Western Australia

First the car took a train on the Indian specific…

A guard for the car

 

This was all a bit dumb go back a few posts and you will see my next best friend. he is a beautiful white faced cockatiel a native of W.A. so one of my lusts of a life time was crushed a trip to Melbourne on the Indian Pacific, when we were told birds can’t travel on trains I was devastated… How silly is that! So we had to take a plane while the car traveled on the train

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Silver City The Architecture of W.A. Department of Education

Silver City The Education Department of Western  Australia

I like IR photography it allows me to take photographs in the middle of the day rather than fighting with shadows and the intense light of Western Australia. I had an Olympus EM-5 converted its light has lots of lenses there is even a tilt and shift which I feel is somewhat redundant with the software tools available today, but its there if you really need one. I’m playing around with converting RAW files in different ways. This building is a tiny part of the State of Western Australia’s Education department. Nick named the ‘Silver City’. Its quite contemporary, built in the late 80’s and austere. It is interesting that the ground water reticulation overspray has softened its austerity almost like photographic toning – more later, TBC…

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Ghostgums at night…

Ghostgums at night

Olympus E-M5 OMD ƒ/8 15s ISO200 Lumix 14-42

 

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Integrity…

Integrity

Olympus E-M5 OMD ƒ/8 1/80s ISO200 75-300 double exposure

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Perth illuminations…

Perth illuminations

Olympus E-M5 OMD ƒ/8 4s ISO100 Lumix 14-42mm
Perth is the city that flashed its lights to the America astronauts in the 1960’s its so isolated that the escapade was clearly seen by the capsule in orbit. Since then the Perth has added two million people and become the wealth generator of the Australian economy. One can tell how well the economy is running by the number of cranes in operation…

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Father and son…

Father and son

I have no idea who the street artist is that created this work of Father and son(?) but I think its brilliant the fluidity of the drawing with a spray can is masterful and worthy of more than the rear of an outside wall (toilet?) at the back of  William street in Perth.
Whoever you are well done…

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Western Australia native gerbera…

Native Gerbera Western Australia

Olympus EM-5 OMD f11 1/100s ISO 320  Olympus 60mm Macro

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Four Dollars : Street tree series continued

Four Dollars : street tree series continued...
Leica M2 ƒ11 1/250s 40mm Summicron Agfa 100 ultra C41 developed as B+W 1:50 Rodinal 10 minutes finished in Silver Effex.

I think this is a Queensland Box tree which unusually has been left intact. Generally in this part of the world if a tree grows its fair game to be hacked and butchered into something that does not resemble a naturally grown tree at all. This tree provides deep shade for the front of the house and garden which is something Western Australian natives often fail to do. It always seems that where trees that provide good shade are needed the WA natives are planted and along roads where there is no parking there always seem to be good shade trees. A deceased good friend of mine was  keen observer of such conundrums, Harry called it Sods law and in such cases a sod it is!

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I didn't get my wires crossed !

I didn't get my wires crossed

 

I didn’t get my wires crossed the processed monochrome from the Sigma DP2 Merrill produces full toned images. A 100% crop image of the wires and insulators shows an incredible amount detail present. This was shot at 100ISO my next test shots will be at higher ISO

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Kings park a winter sunset …

Kings park a winter sunset

Kings park is really quite unique among the worlds cities to have a native bushland park that over looks the whole CBD. It is possible indeed quite easy to walk from the city centre and be in dense bushland within twenty minutes. Other parts of the park are in the classic English parkland style while other areas are flower beds and specimen plantings of rare and endangered WA natives.

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