Perth Skyworks 2015

Another year and another fireworks show from the city of Perth. Sometimes it seems Perth transport would rather you stayed at home or in a pub and didn’t actually go to see the fireworks, but if one is prepared to do several kilometres of walking it can be a great experience.

Viewing from the south  of the river must be one of the best places to see a half hour fireworks show, with a great view of the rapidly growing Perth city skyline over the expanse of the Swan river bay.

Please enjoy!

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Lake Giles, Australia Thunder and Lightning

Finally a chance to shoot some REAL lightning, not flashing clouds 30km away!!
Very lucky to not be getting rained on, yet having great lightning close enough to really get a good chance at documenting it. Some trial and error eventually turned into several pretty lucky shots – how else can you aim the camera in pitch darkness!As a side note, several of these images are composites of a few exposures, which is fairly self evident. I haven’t been quite as selective of the uploaded images as usual, but I think it’s worth seeing the different ways the images can be layered.

Skyworks, 2013 Australia Day

Another year in Perth and I finally managed to catch the Australia day fireworks display in Perth. No two ways about it – this was the wrong spot to be in – the water mist from the river boats fogged up my lenses and made everything hazy, there were people everywhere and no way to avoid having them in the frame and large trees blocked the view more often than not. Eitherway it was a fun show with a few interesting new twists!