This is a shot from about a while ago when hiking in the Porongerup Ranges in the South West of Western Australia. The Porongerup Ranges are right next door to the more famous Stirling Ranges though without the crowds and just as equally beautiful. There are some challenging hikes that are of about 4 - 5 hours return to the summit. It was on my way down from the highest peak that i twisted my ankle quiet badly.
The bad part of this was obvious. I was about an hour and a half walking away from the car with a twisted ankle and a 8kg Camera backpack as well. The good part came to me when rolling on the ground in pain i saw these flowers below hanging to the edge of the "cliff" from a ground perspective. I thought the square* composition suited the image.
* I also had to crop the image as the pain in my ankle clearly left me slightly delusional and the horizon was crooked.
Saturday afternoon was raining goals at East Fremantle oval as the Sharks thrashed the Peel Thunder by 132 points in their largest ever victory against the Mandurah based team. Steven Dodd was brilliant both forward and back for the Sharks who raced away from the Thunder who were competitive until quarter time.
From a photography standpoint Saturday was the first game that has been overcast all season. A sports photographers job is always easier when you don't have the harsh shadows from the sun to contend with. It also means you can position yourself wherever you want to on the oval which enables better angles.
Traditional adjustments of levels, hues, saturation etc in photoshop should be a thing of the past. Adjustment layers are editable so you can make changes to your levels and go back and edit them later. You can even mask them. This tutural from Sam Scholes is great for the beginner or photoshop enthusiast who is looking to learn how to implement adjustment layers.
The local derby between South Fremantle Bulldogs and East Fremantle Sharks was a memorable one on the foundation day long weekend, not only because the Sharks gave the bulldogs a good old fashioned belting I got my best photo of the season so far. Kym Monteath was streaming into goal and soccered from mid air in one of the goals of the season. This frame captures him mid flight (matrix style) before scoring the goal.
On my last day in Dalat, Vietnam i took the slightly daunting journey through a slum section of Dalat. This man was facinated by my camera and my Daughter, Isiah. He wanted to see what he looked like and posed for a couple of portraits before bringing his grandchildren in for more photos.
Even though he didn't speak a word of English we seemed to develop a bit of a rapport and shared a few laughs.