What a beautiful morning it was in Perth this morning, so I couldn’t resist a quick ping on the way to work.

The theme of the morning was definitely reflections as the river was an absolute mirror…hence the title.

I therefore decided to do an artistic version of what I saw this morning.

A little different and I hope you all like it!

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! 🙂

The speed of light!

When I was at school I learned that the speed of light was ‘186,000 miles per second squared’ and my new souped up laptop is not far off such speeds!

My old faithful Mac Book Pro’s hard drive died last week and my Mac Guru, Dave Lock told me that he is now doing conversions on Mac Book Pros with 500 gig solid state hard drives with 8 gig of ram.

I decided to go down that path and ‘man o man’ has my work flow ever increased! By about 10 fold I reckon with this new baby! Flemming Bo Jensen timed me stitching the image below which is a 6 image stitch of Castle Rocks down south…49 seconds, warped and saved! I put the ‘Freaky Detail filter over the sky on this image at 8 bits channel and it did the Freaky detail in about 2 minutes. Freaky detail is probably the toughest process in photoshop and it normally takes some time even at 8 bits.

I have known Dave Lock now for quite a few years and he is the best Mac Techo I have ever met. When my previous lappy died he rescued all of the data when no one else felt there was any chance. I will do a separate post on Dave’s Background at a later date, but anyone interested in purchasing a solid state 500 gig Mac Book Pro with 8 gig of ram with speed and performance like nothing I have ever witnessed you can contact Dave at Entire IT on the North Western corner of Canning H’Way and Sleat Road. Phone: 0424 063 765.


Its funny how things work as I tried to research where to get these solid state machines a few months ago and drew a blank and it took a melt down of my last lappy to provide the opportunity to find out that info, so I figure that there could be a number of people that follow my blog that could be interested in finding out where to get a lightning fast lappy.

Below is a shot of me at super lightning speed with my new super lightning speed lappy, shot on location at one of my offices and my most favourite place on the planet…Rottnest Island!

Also below is a shot of one of the 8 crayfish we caught yesterday held by the lovely Genna followed by last nights sunset at Longreach…a nice way to finish the day after a beautiful day in paradise!



The Build Up

This scene is what I would normally expect to see on True North in places like theKimberley and PNG, but no it was taken at Rottnest just before the Australia Day sunset.

The cloud build up was the precursor to the lightning show we were treated to later that evening, or at least what my guests were treated to whilst I was cooking dinner!

Another hot night in paradise with a beautiful start to the day…now should I go for a surf or a dive…decisions decisions! 🙂