Smiths Beach Sunrise

Smiths River

Neal and the Cluds

A few of us headed out this morning to see what Smiths Beach had to offer.

In amongst a few showers we ended up with some nice colour for a while and no foot prints!

Just about unheard of on this beach!

The Photog in one of the images is Neal Pritchard…aka Mr Spool! 🙂

Stark Bay Tranquility

Stark Bay V St

Another image from the beautiful sunrise at Stark Bay on Sunday morning.

It is unbelievable to think that whilst I was watching this scene evolve that residents in our hills were about to face one of the worst fires we have had in Perth and that 5 homes were about to be lost!

Sort of adds another dimension to the image when you know that only about 40km away such loss and tragedy was about to happen!

Stacked and Stitched

In preparation for my up and coming trip on True North on Saturday with Christian Fletcher, I set about seeing what I need to do in order to get a file size that could match a Phase One file with my new 5D MK2.

This image is an 8 shot stitch with my 50mm prime, 4 across the top and 4 underneath, but the bottom 4 were also focus stacked.

The resultant file size was 10,000 pixels by 7100 pixels at 300 DPI which is indeed comparable to the Phase files.

This trip coming up will be the start of the Kimberley project that I have been invited to do with fellow Photographers: Christian Fletcher, Tony Hewitt, Peter Eastway, Les Walkling and videography will be handled by Mike Fletcher.

I think I will be doing a fair bit of stacking and stitching on this trip!

For those of you who were at my talk at Foto Freo, this shot is a classic example of the techniques we discussed during that talk.