The size of this photograph in this blog doesn't do it justice. This 9 imaged stitched panoramic image was taken recently during Perth's run of amazing cloud formations. Freshwater Bay is a beautiful stretch of the Swan River and is virtually deserted during the week. I love the heritage of these old Boat sheds and had been waiting for a nice day to capture what i like to call a "Perth Postcard Shot".
These photos aren't by any means my personal favorites, but they tend to be the biggest sellers by travelers and tourists who come through Perth, Western Australia and want an iconic image that captures Perth's best asset's (The Swan River and our magical summer days.
The Swan River is such a great place to spend the weekend with endless activities you can do such as canoeing, fishing, swimming, riding around. There are also so many fantastic spots to take landscape photos from.
If you are interested in a print of this, I am offering it at a fantastic discount rate of $99.00 for one week only. Please email me if you are interested and i'll supply you with details. At full size this photo is almost 1m long and looks stunning on a wide wall. It would also make a great gift for a visitor to Perth.
I wanted to gauge people reactions and feedback to the photographic art above. It's not something i do a lot of but i was interested to see if i could make a series of images that are closer to traditional art than true photography. This is the same series of photos that i took from my recent trip to Bali, Indonesia and i wanted to create something a little different.
Using a series of lighting techniques using adjustment layers and filters in Adobe Photoshop CS5 i have created these highly stylised portraits that have been cropped to a square format. I think they would look great in a series of canvas prints
While i definitely wont be doing this regularly i certainly had fun creating these photographic art portraits and may look to create some more down the line. If anyone is interested in purchasing one of these on a canvas please let me know as i can get some great pricing on quality archival canvas that would be sure to create a talking point in your lounge room.
I would love feedback of any sort so please don't hesitate to leave a comment.
Again this is another landscape shot taken from the Bicton foreshore just before Cyclone Bianca crossed over Perth, Western Australia. The Bicton foreshore is so peaceful in the evening, a lot quieter than other sections of the Swan River and is one of my favorite spots for landscape photography in Perth.
The threatening clouds ended up delivering nothing more than a few mm of rain and certainly not the powerful storm that i was hoping for. Strangely on this night the Sunset turned out to be very disappointing with no colour in the sky but half an hour before sunset when this photo was taken the river had this soft warm glow which was kind of errie.
Again like the blog post preceding this, this shot was taken using my ND graduated filter on my Canon DSLR. Though this was only a single frame captured at 28mm on my Sigma F2.8 pro-series lens.
While not a true HDR photograph i have merged two RAW files each exposed for differing parts of the photo's composition to give a great depth of colour throughout the image.
On another note i read in the local newspaper the other day that the Melville city council was considering banning people storing their boats along the foreshore. Has the world gone mad?
In a world where we're we should be encouraging future generations to spend more time outdoors, a petty Melville council wants to effectively prohibit people from using small recreational vessels by banning the storage of these along the river. Aside from being creating interesting foregrounds to photographs its a way of life for many people and we should no become such a nanny-state.
Chris Bishop professional commercial, landscape & travel photographer based in Perth, Western Australia.