My actual paid work sent me to Perth for a few days in mid-November 2023. While I was busy for most of the days, I did have the opportunity on a few evenings to get out and take some photos. It was very warm, so I limited my adventurousness a little, but I did manage to get around to Fremantle one evening and got a few nice sunset shots. The rest of my photography was a bit of a mixed bag – I wasn’t terribly happy with most of it.
Day 1 – Night shots from a hotel window
I experimented a little with taking shots through the double glazed windows of my hotel room. I hadn’t taken a tripod with me, but I was able to improvise an arrangement with the furniture in the room to provide a suitable platform for taking the long exposures I wanted to experiment with. Not the best location, but it was an interesting experiment.
Day 2 – Fremantle
The second evening, I jumped on a train after work and went down to Fremantle for the mandatory sunset shots. It has been a hot day, but there was a steady (albeit warm) wind blowing which made it quite bearable. Like just about every other tourist in the vicinity, I headed for Bather’s Beach for the photo opportunity. Along the way, I took a few shots of other things.
Day 3 – Supreme Court gardens/Stirling Park
I had intended to go to a Thai restaurant for dinner, and took the camera along for a walk. The restaurant was fully booked, however, so I did a wander through Stirling Park and around the Supreme Court gardens. I had intended to get some night time street shots, but since my dinner plans were sunk, I ended up heading back to the hotel much earlier than intended and there were still too many people on the streets. Photo pickings this day were very slim.