The ANZAC day derby between port rivals East Fremantle and South Fremantle is on of the key fixtures in the WAFL calendar. The two teams are at opposite ends of the ladder with Fremantle hoping to go one game better than last years grand final loss while the Bulldogs are under seige and yet to register their first win of the 2013 WAFL Season six games into the season in what is their worst start in over 40 years.
Wearing special guernseys to commemorate Australia's armed forces the Sharks seemed to control the game after a tight first quarter which saw the home team lead by three points at the first break. James Bayliss and Mark McGough led from the front for the Sharks with 31 & 28 possessions respectively, while Sean Henson kicked 4 majors in a solid performance. For the South Fremantle Bulldogs Mitch Banner and Ryan Cook seemed to have the ball on a string with 34 and 29 possessions while the evergreen and former East Freo Shark Kris Miller totalled 26 possessions in his milestone match.
The second half saw the visitors over run the less experienced Bulldogs running out 12.11 (83) to 7.12 (54) 39 point winners.
The procession of Monks collecting Alms in Luang Prabang occurs every day in the Northern Laos. This town has been UNESCO World Heritage Centre for it's fusion of colonial French Architecture and traditional Asian culture.
Every morning at sunrise, rain, hail or shine, hundreds of monks silently walk the streets collecting Alms from those who wish to offer as a sign of pray and good fortune.
This photo was taken before the run had risen on rainy day. Crowds and worshippers were minimal due to the weather. For the most part wild dogs outnumbered participants. This worshipper braved the rain to give to the monks (2 of which can be seen huddling under an umbrella in the top corner of the shot.)
This photo was taken on the Canon EOS 5D MKIII a truly remarkable camera for low-light photography. ISO was 2000, and shutter speed was able to be reduced to 1/15 second thanks to the brilliant Image Stabilisation (IS) capabilities of the New 24-105 L series F4.0 lens. Canon claim the IS can give you three stops, allowing for very slow shutter speeds.
This image was processed using photoshop CS5 and additional NIK software filters to bring out some of the shadow areas such as the face of the lady and orange of the monks in the rear of the photo.
Chris Bishop professional commercial, landscape & travel photographer based in Perth, Western Australia.