Posts tagged “Margaret River

Radiance

1. radiance – the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface

2. radiance – an attractive combination of good health and happiness; “the radiance of her countenance”

The waves were continually rolling ashore and feeding into this naturally formed pool on the shoreline of one of the beautiful beaches in the South West of our state. There was just enough time in between waves for a perfect reflection to form on the surface, radiating the amazing colours and forms of an incredible sunset.

Yallingup, Western Australia

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“Hit and Run” or “Suicide”?

kangaroo-suicide

A shot taken over the weekend just gone. Inspiration drawn from Christian Fletcher’s recent “Sheep Shots” http://christianfletcher.wordpress.com/

“Hit and Run” or “Suicide”?

Surely a hit and run in this case! How could a Kangaroo living in such a beautiful environment such as that of the Boranup Forest want to take its own life by jumping infront of oncoming traffic?

It is a well known fact that Kangaroo suicide is a major problem, particularly on the Nullarbor Plain. The Nullabor’s searing hot summer days are relentless and with the complete lack of trees the poor Kangaroos are unable to escape the extreme heat. The sweltering conditions combined with absolutely nothing to do drive the Kangaroos insane, some eventually resorting to suicide. The most common methods being…..

1) Jumping off the cliffs of the Great Australian Bight, or

2) Jumping out in front of oncoming traffic along the Eyre Highway

The latter of the two is obvious with the roadside of the Eyre Highway constantly littered with Kangaroos. It is a matter that must be dealt with. The government of Australia needs to provide funding within these communities so that Kangaroo Counselling is at hand and shade cloth can be erected!

Ok… All sick jokes aside.

No one likes seeing road kill. Especially when it is a native species. Motor vehicles/Motor vehicle drivers deplete native species numbers.

Drive safely and sensibly.


Spotto! Tree in the paddock

I took this when I was down in Margaret River a couple of weeks ago. I was heading back to Margaret River after shooting around Gracetown late in the afternoon when I decided I would pull over along the way and try get some sort of night shot. I saw this dead tree in the paddock and thought it would serve well in a simple composition where I would paint it with light.