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Posts from the ‘Avon Valley.’ Category

Peel Terrace Bridge.

Peel Terrace Bridge

Another view of one of our main bridges in Northam, WA.

Northam Bridge.

Northam Bridge

Thick fog in Northam this morning for the Avon Descent which was delayed for quite some time waiting it to lift so the race could start. Fog can be a photographers friend sometimes though and I took the opportunity to take this image whilst I was waiting.

Farm Tree

Farm Tree web

Another shot of last nights clouds with a simple lone tree in a paddock composition. Summer in the avon Valley is dry and sparse on a whole so this is my interpretation of the scene that presented itself.

Northam Rail yards.

Northam Rail Yard web

Some nice colour in the sunsetting sky this evening so I ventured out for a photo tour. This is the rail yards with the main CBH grain silos in Northam. Remember to click on image to view larger.


Avon River Northam.

This is an image I shot a few weeks back and have had some local feedback on. I thought I should post in on my blog instead of just leaving it on FB onlyAvon River web

Road Warrior.

I had and interesting photo shoot last weekend for a guy who was extremely proud of this bike which he has been building up as a one off custom. It was a great afternoon which resulted in some interesting shots in various locations around the Avon Valley and even a few in the public bar of the Grass Valley tavern. Since I am a bike rider myself it was good to be capturing all the action and putting a few creative things together to make it a little more appealing. This was one of the last shots of the day and was taken using the Elinchrom quadra lighting system and a small deep octa softbox.

Dukes Inn, Northam.

Last weekend I had the job of shooting images for the owner of the recently renovated Dukes Inn hotel and luxury accomodation here in Northam. They have done a great job with the revamping of this old but very sound and characteristic historic building.  This is one image I singled out to convert to Black & White and try something a bit different on. The colour version was nice as well but the drama in this scene begged for this treatment I thought.

Variety 4WD fundraiser.

Had a great day yesterday taking part in and photographing all the action of a well organised day which included a great group of like minded four wheel drivers pitching in donations to help a couple of our local guys take part in this years variety club event at the end of the month when they set off from Newman via outback tracks etc and end up in Darwin 10,000 kms later. this is a small selection of pics I took for them.




“Lights camera action”

I had the pleasure of shooting a great Birthday party  last saturday night at one of our local function spots in Northam and this one of my fave’s. The theme for the night was James bond 007, casino royale and nearly all party goer’s got dressed to kill and had a ball. I thought for something a bit different I would set up a backdrop in the corner and give my elinchrom quadra lights and speed flashes a bit of a work out. We tried a few different set ups during the night and came away with some shots that fitted in with the theme quite well. I managed to get good portrait type shots of about 90% of the guests which was a bonus as well.

Avon Valley farms in summer.

I have been out a few times lately to different farms in the local Northam area to see what I might find that was interesting for this time of year. I love summer up our way especially in the evening with some beautiful twilight skies and wide open spaces. These are a sample of what I have been able to get.