Hong Kong

These are some shots I took on a recent trip to Hong Kong. I was the Owner’s rep for a large ferry contract for the new Casino up there and the Purple Ferries being unloaded off the ship were the last of a 14 vessel order.

MS_CT St2
It is the largest ferry order ever!! These boats travel at 42 knots with 411 passengers and get to Macau from Hong Kong in 1 hour.

HK Lazer Show

The night shot is of the lazer show that happens every night. Taken from Kowloon side looking to Hong Kong. Some unusually clear skies whilst I was there.

The Peak Hong Kong

The other shot was taken from the Peak and once again, very clear by normal standards.

Wild Day at Rottnest

Swirling Surf

All,

Last year some good friends of mine, Brett and Kirsty were at Rotto during a big storm and their 
story prompted me to promise myself that this year, when the 
opportunity came around, that I should make the effort and see if I 
could capture this awesome event.

On Monday night this week, the forecast predicted an 8m swell and 40 knot winds and 
they were on the money. I woke up at 0700 and sure enough the swell 
was cranking and off I went on my Rotto adventure!

I met the ferry at 0930 and the crossing was on the rough side, I 
guess it would be fair to say! About half the passengers were using 
the beaut little bags that were handed out but fortunately I was not 
one of those lucky few!

On landing at the island I retrieved my bike off the crew and set off 
for the West end of Rotto.

I was rugged up in my skiing gear with a Driazabone and ski pants and 
my trusty orange Crocks and off I went, peddling into a 40 knot gail 
with rain storms and hail.
Mark's Big Day Out
It was slow going for a while as there were far more up hills than 
down and the driving rain made it hard to see for a while, but I 
finally got there before midday and set up for some shots.

Brett was right, it was wild and spectacular and I am glad I had 
followed through with the adventure. There is nothing like Mother 
nature to remind you who is boss every now and again!
Eagle Bay Rotto
The trip home was a walk in the park by comparison to the trip out. A 
30 knot SW breeze up my butt and more down hills than up which was 
lucky because I reckon my total weight would have been over 100kg 
with all the camera gear and wet weather gear.  I was fast running 
out of steam before I found a trusty Mrs Macs pie at the Jordie 
General Store and a Mars bar!

The trip home on the ferry was very sedate by comparison to the trip 
out. The swell had settled to only 5m and the wind had dropped to a 
nice 15-20 knot sw.

Hope you like the shots troops!

Matilda Bay Restuarant

Photo By Mark
Photo By Mark

Hello everyone!

Well I must say that coming to grips with this Blog gig is not as easy as I was hoping, but I am slowly but surely stumbling through it and I am thinking that this should get better and better now as things progress.

The concept of this blog, once I get it sorted will be to post updates on my True North adventures and other photo shoots that I go on. At this stage I have 3 more trips planned on True North between now and the end of the year. Apart from that I reckon there will be at least one sortie with Christian Fletcher to Alice and maybe others.