mervfrench PHOTOGRAPHY


Autumn Sunset.

Posted by mervfrench on April 29, 2013

Autumn Sunset.

The same sunset tonight. some nice colour in the sky tonight.

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Parked up….the tractor not this blog !!

Posted by mervfrench on April 29, 2013

Parked up.

Well I’m hoping to get this blog moving again it’s been idle for far too long.

I’ve been posting to my Facebook page  instead of here but I want to get this going again.

This image was shot tonight as we enjoyed a great autumn sun set. Grain seeding is about to start and this one is early seeding pasture.

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Michael Fletcher Productions on the road.

Posted by mervfrench on March 13, 2012

I was with Mike Fletcher today as he was filming a short piece for a local Perth company. The guy he filmed makes drum kits out of local timber that are used by drummers from some of the top bands in the world today. A world famous drummer is in this picture, great story but that’s for another time.

 Mike travels with a large  group of hands on assistants but only one is shown here as many of the others were setting up for the next shoot sequence. Coupled with lighting gear, sound equipment,  a van with full catering facilities and a green room, it is a sight to behold and it was a pleasure to be involved today.

Stay tuned to Mikes Vimeo as I’m sure this  shoot will be one to  keep an eye out for. 

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Bear .

Posted by mervfrench on March 13, 2012

Say hello to Bear.  I was out at a shearing shed yesterday and  Bear the dog was earning his keep  yarding and pushing up sheep in 43deg heat.  When the pace slowed a little, Bear took the opportunity to hop into the water trough for a cool off.

Meanwhile inside the shed the shearers were working in 45 deg heat  just as hard as ever.  But they did knock off at 4.30 instead of 5.30  and had a well earned beer …….. or 2.

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Time to post something.

Posted by mervfrench on March 1, 2012

No , not fancy beach sunset with hideous clouds.  Just something of interest I saw this morning.

A guy cutting down a tree. Nothing too special about that I know.

Until you see where he was, and considering it was pretty windy and the tree was really swaying .  I think he’s got more courage than me !!

He was about 25 mts up and did a great job in trying conditions.

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Nothing To Show.

Posted by mervfrench on December 31, 2011

Hi all.  Well the heading says it all,  I have nothing to show at the moment.

2011 has been a busy year as I’m sure it has been for you all.    My goal for 2012 is to shoot as often as I can and to just make it a fun life, who knows how long we are here for.

Happy New Year to  you all and I hope it brings you much healthiness and happiness  as that is really all that matters.

Cheers All.

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Inside the cab.

Posted by mervfrench on November 18, 2011

For those of you interested , which is probably  no one, this is inside the cab of the new  John Deere  S680 harvester.  The beast is pictured in the previous post.

The dealer has taken the header on to another farm for a demo so we are back to 4 headers now.  It’s surprising the amount of extra work you get done with one  extra machine.

It was a damp day today after a shower of rain last night so no work today.



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” Into It “

Posted by mervfrench on November 16, 2011

As the weather improves and becomes a little warmer the harvest is stating to move into top gear.  I took this today as the 5 machines munched through the crop.  The local John Deere Dealer bought out a brand new demo machine to try out.  It is the latest model to be bought out by John Deere  and its the first time it its harvested anywhere in WA.  It is the machine on the left. It was quite a sight to line the 4 machines from the farm and the new demo as well. 

























The new John Deere  S 680  with  500 hp of grunt.


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Hard Work.

Posted by mervfrench on October 27, 2011

Another one from the Royal Show.  This was at the shearing competition, something that I love to watch.  I used to shear sheep in a former life so I appreciate the skill and hard work involved.  

We used to call ourselves  ” manuel fibre removers “

There’s nothing much more Australian than sheep shearing.



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Take That !!!

Posted by mervfrench on October 27, 2011

One from the Royal Show a couple of weeks ago. The show offers some great photo opportunities and is a good fun day out.

I went along twice and shot a lot of images that I’m yet to sort through.  You know what it’s like  …. it all takes time.


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