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Photographer's Note

This is a shot of the Crawley Edge Boatshed, found on Matilda Bay in Perth, Western Australia. I had seen this boathouse in others' portfolios, and wanted to get a shot of this for myself. To me, this was a landmark I had to capture before I left Australia.

My wife and I made the trip out to Perth last June. I was fortunate enough to link up with Jeff Tupper (westozman) who offered to show me the sights (including this boathouse and the Darter on it) and joined me for a day of shooting.

Given the right light I think this would be a great capture, and invite others to give it a shot. Given a grey Australian winter day as we had, this is what you get. Still, I was fairly happy with the shot, not just for the image, but also for what was involved in getting it.

The shot was taken with a Tokina 12-24mm lens. I don't own one of these (yet), it was loaned to me by Jeff, to “try out”. On top of that, Jeff went above and beyond in helping me to get this capture. He saw me waiting for a piece of garbage floating on the Swan River, to get out of the way. In the shot just prior to this one you can see how he took care of the garbage, and I think got a soaker in the process.

This to me is what TE should be all about. We were two individuals from opposite ends of the world, coming together for a day of photography, learning and helping each other in the process. This was one of the shots gained in that exercise.

Incidentally, for those that are curious, my wife and I did take a ride down the Swan the next day so we got a look at the back and inside of the boathouse.

Workflow:
I follow a generic workflow now as outlined in my Bio.
Conditions for the shot were overcast.
Shot taken at 20mm, ISO 250, f/11, 1/125 sec

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