Fremantle foggy morning

A foggy start to the day this morning!

On the way to work I spotted this little scene developing, so I stopped and got the drone up just in time for some epic light and drama.

Landed and carried onto work 10 minutes later and it started raining and was dark and gloomy.

I think I timed this one right!

Fremantle Storm approaching

Bathers Beach Storm St Sailing Club Storm St

With the approaching storm over the coast today made the way for some very cool clouds and light.

We enjoyed a very nice lunch at Bathers beach with some friends and saw the tope image looming and then later on again at the Sailing club.

So, being Johnny on the spot with the camera…I had to o for the capture didn’t I!

Point Walter and Fremantle Storm Fronts

Point Walter Storm 1 St

Museum Storm St

South Mole Lightning

 

Sometimes the Planets align well when you are in the right place at the right time.

Tonight was one of  those times!

After work I saw a Thunder cell starting to form over Perth and it looked like it was going to come my way, so I scoffed down some dinner and set off to Point Walter.

I did not have my timelapse camera with me so used the Nikon D810 for the first time for both Time-lapse and stills.

As I saw what was coming together, I called a work colleague Russell and he graciously agreed to go to work to get my Time-lapse kit for the second round.

That also worked out perfectly as after the front passed over me I headed out to South Mole and once again, nailed it perfectly!

I guess that all made up for the weekend’s fopar of classic rookie mistakes!

Above you will see photos and the Time-lapse from tonights successful Mission.

Thanks Russell for rushing around for me!

Trawlers in the Night

Kailis Night

Kailis Night Trawlers

We have had some very calm evenings of late down under in Perth and the other night, on the way home I saw a total glass off happening, so I ventured into Fremantle to see what might jump out at me and came away with these.

I remember when this area was full of shipyards run by Yugoslav brothers Marko and Drago Sambralio building wooden fishing vessels for the crayfishing fleet.

This whole area was transformed to prepare for the Americas cup back in 1987 and now remind the Tourism icon of Fremantle.

The last wooden boat built in WA was now many years ago and has been replaced by aluminium and fibreglass in the crayfishing industry, but steel still remains the material of choice for the trawler fleet.

Note that the last crayboat built on this coast was 10 years ago…a far cry from when we were building 50 x 50ft + crayboats a year in the early 80’s!

Me thinks I might be showing my age with this story…doh!