Posts Tagged With: Perth Tourist Attractions

Cell A24

Only 2 facebook ‘Likes’ to go!

We only need 2 more likes to go and I will be giving away two 12″ x 18″ signed prints! So that means only 2 more people get the chance to win so make sure you share this with your friends and family on Facebook.

What do you have eBay to thank for?

I always scour eBay for photography bargains, and chuck silly bids on stuff I would like if I got it for the right price. I found a lens on Ebay, brand new in the box, used a couple of times, it was a wide angle lens, not something I have ever wanted, nor did I think I wanted. So I made a low ball offer… and would you know it, the seller accepted it! I thought to myself, I will just re-list it and make a couple of hundred bucks.

When I received it I had to try it out first… you know, before I re-listed it on eBay… it only took a couple of shots for me to realise what a cracker of a lens it was… and how much fun a wide angle lens is! So you guessed it… it never got re-listed and now lives on my camera 90% of the time!

So I have eBay to thank for helping me discover photography with an UWA (Ultra Wide Angle) lens!

the daily pic – Cell A24

Here’s a pic, that without an UWA lens you wouldn’t get much detail into your shot. This is cell A24 in Fremantle Prison. The walls in this cell were painted between 1988 and 1991. Prison rules didn’t allow inmates to deface their cell walls but this prisoner was given special permission for therapeutic reasons.

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Praying for Freedom

OnOne software have some freebies!

It isn’t often that you can get something for free, but onOne software are bending the rules and doing just that! Before I go any further, I do not have any affiliation with onOne nor do I get any financial reward or benefit from them for mentioning their software. I think it’s kinda cool software and if you’re into adding effects to your photos then their software is for you!

They’re not throwing the baby out with the bath water so you will still have to part with some hard earned coin if you want the full version! However, the freebies they’re giving away still have plenty of effects you can use without limitation or watermarks! So why not give them a go… http://www.ononesoftware.com/free/

the daily pic – Praying for Freedom

This is a photo I took whilst on the Fremantle Prison tour. It is the prison church, and I have used one of the free onOne textures on the walls to give it an older sort of look just to show you what is possible. I love the old piano in the corner and could only imagine some of the prayers that were made in this room! I have included a before onOne and after onOne so you can see the difference.

Here is the before onOne texture being applied…

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and after the onOne texture was applied to the walls….

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The Round House

The Round House is the oldest public building in the State of Western Australia. Opened in January 1831, just 18 months after settlement, it was built to hold any person convicted of a crime in the settlement and was used until 1886.

After it ceased being used as a gaol it became a Police Lock-up until the late 1890’s and then was used as accommodation for the Water Police, and afterwards as a storage facility for Fremantle Ports. When threatened with demolition in the 1920’s it was saved and later control went to the State Government before it was deeded to the City of Fremantle.

This is a pic from inside one of the cells, that was later converted to living Quarters (hence the glass window that opens! I guess you wouldn’t find that in a cell??) You can see the STOCKS (thanks Tom!) gallows (I think that is what they’re called) through the window and In the middle is a well. Only one person was ever hanged at this gaol.

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Quokka on Rottnest Island

If you’re like me, then you’re probably asking what the heck is a Quokka…? Well up until a few days ago, I had no idea what a Quokka was! Even when I had arrived at Rottnest Island I had no idea what I was looking for, and started to think that the Quokka was an urban myth! This was reinforced by the fact that Nikki (my wife) and myself had been riding our hire bikes around Rottnest Island for about and hour and still hadn’t spotted the infamous Quokka… it wasn’t long however, we spotted a group of them by the side of the track, and before we knew it we were surrounded by these cute little creatures, in fact they were so tame they would come right up close and lick our hand, and were very happy to pose!

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I have a CF card full of images to process, so I am sure over the coming week or so I will be sharing a few of them with you!

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