Quickly took this shot before a function photography shoot at the Matilda Bay Restaurant. For most function photography, i shoot with the Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens as it's just so versatile for function work where space and light situations vary considerably from shot to shot.
Another benefit of this lens is it's ability to handle low light situations with it's image stabilisation capability. This shot in particular was shot at 1/25 Sec at F5.6 on a floating (Wobbling) jetty at an ISO of 800. Even blown up it's remarkably sharp. I like he reflections of the yacht masts against the warm tones of the setting sun resting on the water which has that slight softness to it due to the slow shutter speed.
This photograph was taken a while ago whilst on Holidays in Hawaii. Honolulu is the largest city on the Hawaiian islands with a population just under 1 million. Personally i didn't connect with the city of Honolulu or the Island of Oahu. It was over run with tourists, poor over priced restaurants and crowed tourist attractions.
The second week i spent on the island of Kauai and had the opposite experience. Quiet, peaceful, friendly people and amazing scenery combined with an ideal tropical climate made for paradise. I hope to dig out the archives some more photos from this amazing island as i couldn't of had two more contrasting travel experiences.
The photograph in question was taken along the picturesque waterfront of the tourist precinct of Honolulu with the sky rise hotels dotting the background.
This photo was processed using Adobe Photoshop CS5 with the Nik Software Viveza Plugin filter to help enhance the contrast between the sky and the clouds without the use of a polarizing filter.
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.
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These two photos make the perfect iphone background with their simplicity and clean composition. Each image was taken at Sunset in two beautiful Cities of Perth, Western Australia and Honolulu, Oahu in the Hawaiian islands.
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Sunday i ventured out in the hope if getting a decent sunset photograph of Crawley Bay / Nedlands foreshore in Perth, Western Australia. I was relatively happy with the resulting image. I've also got some panoramas to work up as well that should make for a great feature shot on a wide wall. These will print at over a 1 metre long at full resolution.
I havn't had a chance to add this image to the online shop as yet but if you're interested, please let me know and i will organise ASAP. I'm trying to make an effort to get out and capture some decent Perth landscape photographs while winter is still here as it offers the chance to get some interesting lighting and cloud formations that you don't commonly see in summer.
I went out Monday night to try and catch a good lightning shot over Fremantle and Cottesloe and left empty handed. I did manage to get this shot during 5 magical light minutes as sun was setting. This shot has had very little post production (the light and colour were incredible).
This shot was taken last Sunday at Monument Hill in Fremantle. Didn't think too much of this shot at the time, but its growing on me.
This image is by no-means my favourite image but to this day it intrigues me. A cliche sunset silhouette yes. But where does the lone palm branch come from?
While I'm here, my thoughts on Hawaii. Incredible...if you get out of Honalulu. Honalulu represents everything i despise in a holiday. An overcrowded touristy concrete Metropolis with poluted, crowded beaches full of people that can't swim. And don't get me started on the food. It is near impossible to find a decent meal that doesn't contain my yearly fat content in one meal.
Elsewhere, incredible scenery, culture, people, surf and climate. Fortunately i managed to spend a week on the island of Kauai which was amazing. Remote, small, incredibly scenic, i only wish i had skipped Oahu completely to spend more time here. I will get round to posting more photos when i get the chance.
It reminds me a lot of Margaret River region down south yet with a tropical climate all year round! The older i get the more i realise I need the warmer climate to feel alive.
Does anyone else have one place that represents a place that they love and hate at the same time?
Chris Bishop professional commercial, landscape & travel photographer based in Perth, Western Australia.