Any city looks great at night, and when there is a freeway in the shot I love how it turns into a river of gold… This is a result of the long shutter speed required to capture enough light to make a picture at night. This photo required for the shutter to be open for 30 seconds, so it records the lights from the cars on the freeway for 30 seconds, and it ends up a golden colour when headlights and brake lights mix together.
I took this photo from Kings Park, and what surprised me was how busy Kings Park was at night. There were cars and people everywhere! There is a lookout that I used to get this shot, if you’re up for trying some cityscape at night and you’re in Perth… this is the spot!
Well this morning was the second time Google had organised a photo walk in Sydney. somewhere between 200 and 300 photographers met at King Street Wharf at 630am this morning, and were treated to a G+ tshirt, cap and stickers! Then we all hopped on a harbour cruise and ended up getting dropped off at Cockatoo Island so we could spend a couple of hours taking pics.
I am sure this morning that Google plus was more active than Facebook! there was one of these in each capital city and many others organised in regional centres around the country. Channel seven’s Sunrise show was there to cover the event and I am sure Google has won a few brownie points and encouraged photographers to use the G+ social media platform.
Google did a great job and were very generous. Keep an eye on on my blog for some of the pics in the coming week or two!
On my last day in Perth I decided to hit the beach to watch the sun set. (something we don’t really get on the eastern side of the country). Whilst I was waiting I noticed these Seagulls just chilling out on the beach enjoying the view! This was taken at Scarborough Beach just in from of the SLSC.
Fremantle in WA has plenty of history, For reasons even I am unsure about, I just love checking these places out! Maybe it is the mystery of what goes on behind the walls… Seeing how the prisoners lived and trying to imagine what their lives would have been like. Not to mention what it would take to be a prison Guard…
This prison was built by the convicts in the mid 1800′s and was an active prison until 1991. 43 prisoners were hanged here. This pic gives you a sense for the cold and hostile place it was… I took this during a Prison tour, I waited until our group had moved on and hung around to take pics. It was quite spooky standing in No.3 Division of the prison all by myself…
For anyone outside of Australia, this so called mountain would be laughable… but for us Aussies… this is a mountain! For a country that has a fairly flat landscape it is unusual to come across something like this, this is on the Mount Lindsay Highway in Queensland, and I thought this was Mount Lindsay, but cannot be sure. For the bike buffs… this is the new K1600 by BMW on the left and my R1200rt on the right. These bikes just LOVE this type of riding!
Not the best time of the day to be taking a landscape shot because of the high sun, however, an interesting enough shot to work!