What I dream of!
Well last week I was up and about Perth shooting like mad! It’s when I go out and come home with no nice pictures that I cant stop shooting till I get a keeper! This lead to 3 early sunrises (4am starts since WA doesnt have daylight savings) and 3 sunset shoots.
On this particular morning I had been planning to photograph the city but as I rocked up to South Perth I wasnt impressed. The whole drive from mine to the city I was trying to see if their were clouds behind me but it was pitch black. Sitting at South Perth I went with my gut (and my 4am check of bom’s satellite image) and headed to Como to shoot the jetty which I drive past everyday for uni yet had never photographed it.
When I rocked up I could see some clouds and with a clear horizon to the east I knew I was in for a good one! I probably looked like I was part of a walking competition as I paced across the bridge and then began to run to the jetty. Turned out I ended up waiting another 15-20 mins for the best light but man was I excited! The river was very still, no one was around and the light show was about to begin!
Although its a bit hard to see on this small web file, there is a seagull sitting mid-way down the jetty.
This was one of the best sunrises I have ever seen and it makes those early starts all worth while! Everything came together so perfectly as this ‘storm’ front moved in over the city.
This is what I captured, an 8 image stitch at 50mm on the mk2. Pitty my lee grads hadnt arrived yet they would have been nicer to use than the bloody cokins!