Cottesloe Beach – Favourite PAST TIMES
This stitch was shot on Monday afternoon. A possible afternoon thunderstorm was predicted but as often is the case it never showed up. I was hanging out for it but by the time I finished work I realised that it wasn’t going to happen. With the conditions and the cloud that was about I decided to head down to Cottesloe to try and shoot a typical Cottesloe shot.
These types of scenes, and shots generally don’t do a lot for me. It is a location that has been done to death but I figure majority of people (non-photographers) like the chocolate box type shots. It is also an iconic location for Perth so I wanted to get something.
You may have heard about the “young louts” getting drunk and causing trouble both down at Cottsloe and Scarborough on Sunday. Unfortunately shit like this spoils things for the rest of us. It is now more likely that Police will start cracking down on “street drinking” or “beach drinking” in these areas. Therefor those of us who enjoy a quite relaxing drink on the beach in the afternoon will also be affected. Hypocritical I know, seeing as though I used to be one of these little punks getting drunk and up to mischief. It’s just a shame that occurrences such as those on Sunday highlight these issues.
So when I went down on the Monday afternoon, the day after all that occured, and saw a bloke enjoying a couple of beers on the beach I thought it would make for a nice little shot. I wanted to have him in the shot head tilted back, drinking. I had to wait about 5 minutes or so until he finally grabed it and threw it down his throat. That’s when I went… click click click click click and got the shot I was after.
It’s probably the type of shot that really needs to be printed at a decent size to appreciate.