Andrew Marr
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Sunset over the cliffs at Albany Windfarm

The second half of our trip down to Albany was packed with visiting some of the breath-taking views around Albany including the Princess Royal Drive, a hike along the Vancouver Peninsula and a climb up Bald Heads. To finish the afternoon, we checked out the Albany Wind farm and took a walk around the Sandpatch Cliffs west of Albany.

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Chasing Light at Two Peoples Bay

A quick trip down to Albany for the weekend provided a great opportunity for me to go out to Two Peoples Bay for an early morning sunrise shoot. I discovered this location when I was out shooting at Little Beach (https://youtu.be/5FioFneBYRs) a few months ago. While I knew where it was, I really wasn't very familiar with the place, so took some time to explore the area and look for a composition. Even though I arrived 20-30 minutes before the forecasted time for the sunrise, I still wasn't able to find a composition by the time the sun rose above the horizon.

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Post-Processing in Lightroom, Sunset at Watermans Bay

With the afternoon free and the weather looking pretty good, I thought I’d go down to Watermans Bay on the coast and shoot the sunset. Just a short walk from the carpark I came across this small bay with steps leading down to the water. The base of the steps were in a perfect position to set of the camera. In front of me was a collection of rocks that were covered with green sea moss. This was providing an interesting scene that had a moody feel.

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Margaret River

My intention was to find an image down at Prevelly Beach. Just as I arrived I witnessed the river (Margaret River) breaking through the sand bank into the sea. I explored the area, but soon realised that with the strong winds and water coming onto the beach from two directions, it was going to be challenging conditions in which to capture a landscape photo. Given there really wasn’t much interest on the beach that caught my eye, I decided to change plans and venture up the river towards Margaret River in an attempt to find a location that was more sheltered from the wind.

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Wyadup Bay

Despite the miserable weather conditions and no chance of a colourful sunrise, I took off early down to Wyadup Bay to explore an outcrop of rocks that I’d never explored before. After waiting for a slight break in the rain, I ventured out to seek an interesting composition with the rocks and crashing waves that might make for a compelling image.

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Sugarloaf Rock

These school holidays, I took the family down to Busselton for a week. It's a great location for a family break, but it also offers fantastic landscape photography opportunities that I didn’t want to pass up. So by venturing out earlier in the morning, I can catch the best light,  have Sugarloaf Rock all to myself and don't impact the holiday fun.

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Elephant Rocks

Despite the early start and cold morning, I wasn’t the only one down at Greens Pool experiencing the light from the sunrise. There was a small but enthusiast group of morning swimmers braving the low temperatures of the ocean water.  I turned down their offer to join them and walked east along the coast to Elephant Rocks where I was greeted by gorgeous turquoise colour in the water and a hint of orange in the sky. I decided on a composition looking down on the bay and set up my camera with a long exposure the smooth out the water.

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Vlog - Salmon Pools

It was an early morning start out at Salmon Pools near Albany on the Great Southern Coast of Western Australia. I was hoping for a gorgeous sunrise with plenty of colours, however the cloud came in and blocked any morning sunlight. Given the conditions, I focused on find a strong composition with both foreground and background interest and a shutter speed that captured the movement of the waves onto the beach.

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Vlog - Stirling Range

With the weather closing in and the outlook for heavy rain the next day, it's my last chance to get out to the Stirling Range to get that image I’m after. I explore the mountains and hills along Stirling Range Drive and finally come across a view the encapsulates this area. I’m setting up for a shot and suddenly my Lee Filter holder comes lose and I need to run some repairs. Luckily, I have my Leatherman Super Tool handy. I fix the filter and get back to takes photographs.

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Vlog - Little Beach

I take an early morning trip out to Little Beach near Albany on the southern coast of Western Australia, to capture some seascape images of the turquoise waves crashing into the burnt granite rocks along the beach. It’s all about composing the image and timing the shot. This is a behind the scenes look at how I approach capturing landscape and seascape images.

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