mervfrench PHOTOGRAPHY


Rains Coming.

Posted by mervfrench on October 26, 2011

There has been quite a bit of rain about in the last week or so. It has done no good at all to any hay that has been cut and laying on the ground unfortunately.

It has helped the wheat crops but  from now on rain is not going to do anything as the crops are ready to turn off and harvest is not far away.

This was shot out Cunderdin way as a rain storm was approaching.


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Canola Swaths.

Posted by mervfrench on October 25, 2011

This was taken over  a week ago, the same night as the sunset below.  Behind me after I shot the sunset I thought these rows of freshly swathed Canola looked kinda nice.

I’d forgotten about these shots until I put the card back in tonight and saw them so I decided to stitch it up and see how it came out.  There was a real smokey haze around that night as you can see.


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Little Green Tractor.

Posted by mervfrench on October 17, 2011

Still on the hay theme, what else it’s hay time out here, I went out again tonight to have a look around.

When I was going through them tonight I thought I’d  try the tilt shift with this one.  Not perfect but I kinda like it.

Forecast is for showers tomorrow , not good for the hay but it might produce a decent sky.




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Same Same but Different.

Posted by mervfrench on October 16, 2011

I went back to the same place as below tonight as it looked like the sunset may be ok.

There was a fire in the west as you can see by the smoke which helped the sun along a little.

 The bales that were here yesterday have been picked up and bundled by machine ready to be carted to the sheds.

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The Show

Posted by mervfrench on October 16, 2011

We had a day at the show this year which was pretty good as I hadn’t been for a few years.

 There is a lot to shoot at the show and there were a lot of photographers wandering around. I have a few more to go through but this one stood out to me for a start.



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Hay time.

Posted by mervfrench on October 16, 2011

Hay time in the Avon Valley and the  season has been a good one and the crops are heavy.  Shot this one last night after sundown after waiting for some color in the sky that really never came to anything.

Might go out again tonight I think.

 Hodgy shot one earlier in the day from the opposite end of the paddock  see it here.



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Arum Lily

Posted by mervfrench on September 21, 2011

We were down south last weekend and the Arum Lilies are in flower  in a lot of places.

Originally imported from South Africa these rather nice looking flowers and their root stock are a serious toxic weed along creek lines and low wet areas in the south west  of Western Australia.

 Another good idea gone wrong. 


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Riding Through Venice

Posted by mervfrench on September 11, 2011

I plugged in a hard drive tonight to just have a look at some shots from our trip to Europe last year.  The hard drive wouldn’t boot and I thought I may have been in a bit of trouble !!

After swearing and changing a few plugs I found that the USB Hub was not working so I plugged straight into the computer  and away it went  …. phew.

Anyway I came upon  this shot and thought I would put it up.

 As you would know Venice is a water city with no real roads in Venice proper.   Gondolas  and power boat taxis are the main form of transport But I thought this was a rather unique  way to cycle around Venice.

Venice is a great place to visit. If you ever get the chance,  go there, you won’t be disappointed 

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I’ve Found the “Gold”

Posted by mervfrench on September 6, 2011

Well this is all the gold I can find at the moment  … Canola Gold.

It is everywhere at present and unlike the gold at the end of the rainbow this is not hard to find.

This was taken out the back of Meckering. i thought this looked like a nice simple composition.

Another week and the Canola will be stating to be past it’s best.

I was just putting this up when the “ping ” come thru that Mark had just posted a canola shot as well.

Canola is the current flavour  it seems.



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Up CLose and Personal.

Posted by mervfrench on September 4, 2011

We ended up at Araluen Gardens today for a picnic and a little look around.  It’s been many a long year since we were there last so it was a good afternoon out. 

If you are into flowers well there are plenty of opportunities for  shooting them here. 

I did see  Adrian Wayte there  from a distance, but couldn’t catch up with him.

I took a few shots and this one is a close up of a Tulips private parts.

This is hand held  resting the best I could so a bit lucky to get this , the shots were mostly failures , just not sharp enough, so this is one of the better ones.

Taken with the 7d and 100 macro.


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