East Fremantle V South Fremantle Derbies are typically closely fought, titanic arm wrestles that resemble the "Good old days" of WAFL football. Round 7, 2012 saw the Bulldogs visit their port neighbours for the first Fremantle derby of 2012.
With impending rain that started in the first term and didn't ease throughout the crowd was the smallest for a derby that i'd witnessed in a number of years. For the 2,400 that did show up, they witnessed a modern day hiding. A 5 goal to 2 opening term with the breeze saw the Sharks jump out the gate and they didn't look back. By half time the scoreline was 9.10 to 4.3 and by full time the Sharks were victorious with a 126 - 41 dominant performance.
Rory O'Brien suffered leather poisoning after an impressive 43 possession 2 goal performance while Mark McGough also starred with 34 touches. For the visitors Hayden North & Ryan Cook battled manfully in a losing effort, both registering 21 possessions for the South Fremantle Bulldogs.
Finally getting the chance to get through some of back log of photos taken in Melbourne late in 2011. This photo of the Yarra River cutting in between Southbank and the bottom of the Melbourne CBD. This seven image stitched panorama was taken at the corner of the St Kilda Road Bridge on the CBD side with the very edge of the bridge visible in the left hand corner of the frame.
I really like the contrast created in this image with the storm approaching yet still some sunlight breaking through the cloud cover. I have processed this image using photoshop CS5 and Nik Viveza to make selective colour adjustments.
Another shot early morning of fishermen on the Busselton Jetty. Processed the RAW image using Adobe Photoshop 5 then ran the psd file through Nik Software Color Efex Pro - with the black and white HDR effect which creates an impressive dynamic range for a single frame HDR image.
First quick image from the Easter long weekend spent down in Busselton. This image was taken at Sunrise looking out from the Busselton jetty. Apparently this jetty is the longest (timber piled) in the Southern Hemisphere and is the most popular tourist destination in the town. At the end of the 1.8km jetty (which you can travel via miniature train) is a underwater observatory.
Aside from the underwater observatory it is a popular place to fish from which starts to get busy from first light.
I like the composition of this image with the reflection of the sunrise in the windows of the ticketing office and souvenir shop at the start of the jetty. This image has only had minor saturation and masking applied to it with the long exposure creating a glassy effect on the ocean.
For those on the other side of the world… Busselton (Population 20,000) is roughly 220km South of Perth, Western Australia about 2 hours by car. Though this can extend to 3 hours on the Easter 4 day weekend!
Chris Bishop professional commercial, landscape & travel photographer based in Perth, Western Australia.