Hobby Photographer who enjoys getting out in Nature and enjoying The Simple Things in Life - Follow me as I explore Walktrails, offroad tracks, waterfalls, Lakes and whatever else Perth and surrounding areas has to offer, looking to photograph wildlife and wildflowers and scenic spots. may include trips out of Western Australia or Camping locations I have visited
I have been a hobby photographer since about 2002, although I am not professional I still enjoy taking Photo’s. I enjoy Nature walks, Camping, Riding , Storm photography, Black and White, Landscapes and do a bit of Voluntary Sports photography at the local Sporting clubs that my kids are involved in, would like to learn a bit about Modelling photography and Portraiture
I first held a SLR camera back in the 80′s at school learning the basics of black and white Photography including loading and developing my own films, I never pursued as a career after leaving school, although I wish I had tried, back in 1995 My father bought an old Fujica from an auction and could never use it. It was then left in the shed gathering dust, back in 2003 i was given my first Digital Camera it was a old Kodak DX-3215 which i used for a while until it got wet and never worked again, I asked Dad back in 2004 if he still had the old Fujica and he said I could have it, it still works today occasionally I get it out and have a play with it although films are getting more and more expensive and harder to find.
Serpentine Falls - Kitty's Gorge Walk Trail (Serpentine, Western Australia)
A couple of months ago me and a couple of our daughters went for a drive through the sites of Jarrahdale, Western Australia. I hadn't been up that way for a few years except a recent hike along the Kitty's Gorge walk trail with one of my daughters , our plan was to visit Blue rock Walktrail, the Wetlands Trail and also the old WW2 POW camp ruins. Sadly they have deteriorated over the last few years and the tracks are dug up by trail bikes and 4WD vehicles and have not been maintained. What is left of the Wetlands Walk Trail We first visited the POW Camp and then the Wetlands trail and then the Blue Rock Walk Trail, both the Blue Rock and the Wetlands rails are no longer worth visiting as they have gone to waste and the Carpark at the Blue Rock Trail have been blocked off by rocks so there is not really anywhere to park now. The WWII POW Camp is still accessible via Balmoral road but is a little overgrown and under maintained but we manage to have a little walk around
Hi all, Well it has been a while since I posted here been slacking off again. todays trip was more of a test drive through the tracks of Jarrahdale. I just recently purchased my first true 4WD and just had to take it for spin off road, only light stuff to start with although we did go on a few rough tracks as we were exploring around, it was basically the same trip as the last one we did to Jarrahdale in my previous post, this time we didn't have to walk much of it, Our first stop was the Jarrahdale POW camp where we stopped for lunch and had a quick walk around. Someone's make shift Camp site, there is suppose to be no camping here The POW information centre what is left of the Main quarter The powerhouse I think it was The Wash House After leaving the POW camp and exploring a few of the tracks not really finding much else, we headed towards Blue Rock and the Wetlands Trail, we only went for a quick drive through the track at the wetl
HI all, I had and early finish at work one day last week, I knew the day before that is was going to be an early one so the night before I studied the maps and looked for an alternate route home, and decided to take a detour to Nth Dandalup Dam and follow Scarp rd. exploring a few tracks on the way, Scarp road is mainly a good gravel road (although some parts of it are a sealed) through some of the darling scarp ending in Jarrahdale. As far as I know it goes as far south as Sth Dandalup maybe even further. I had finished work by 9am so it gave me most of the day to explore, I had charged the cameras up, fuelled up the car, packed extra food and drink, I don’t have any recovery gear yet and fairly new to Four Wheel Driving, so I am still on a massive learning curve, just sticking to the easy tracks for a while I left work and headed towards Nth Dandalup Dam, the first track I took was slightly uphill and was quite rough, a gravel Road/Track it was rocky and there was