Freo's View

THIS IS FREO-THE CITY I LOVE!

 

 

It is such a brilliant winter day with bright blue sky and sunshine that I went out and explored some of the amazing heritage architecture in Fremantle.

This is Freo, the city I love because it is very special and we should never forget that!

Roel Loopers

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DRIZZLE ART OF FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle ports, photography, rain, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on July 13, 2020

 

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A mist of drizzle rain made it near impossible to see the North Quay cranes from the South Mole, but is created an arty photo through the passenger side window of my car.

More heavy showers and thunder forecast for this evening and tomorrow, so stay dry and safe, Freo!

Roel Loopers

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LEARN HOW TO GET THAT PERFECT PHOTO

Posted in art, bathers beach, city of fremantle, j shed, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on July 9, 2020

 

After a long Covid-19 induced break Fremantle J Shed photographer is starting his photo teaching again:

With tutor and freelance photographer Peter Zuvela (with an Adv Dip. in Photography). Very practical courses with fun excursions with your camera around beautiful Bathers Beach and the West End of Fremantle.
LEVEL 1A – 6 week course for a very cool $290.00.

The classes will running on SUNDAYS 2pm – 4.30pm starting the 12th OF JULY.

IDEAL FOR BEGINNERS AND SOME EXPERIENCE- learn more techniques with your camera to capture- great images- carefully structured classes- small groups- beautiful studio setting for classes run at Bathers Beach (J Shed), hands on photo excursions to learn all about how to use your camera
Peter Zuvela has been teaching digital photography for more than 10 years and experience has taught him that it’s best to learn photography in small groups within a 6 week period. Photography is a complicated beast and it takes a little extra time and care to get your mind around the fascinating world of photography with an experienced tutor.

Mobile:  041 793 9783

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NOT HAVING THE BLUES

Posted in city of fremantle, creative, perth, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on July 8, 2020

 

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Another arty photo I took yesterday in Perth, just to show I don’t need puddles to be creative. ;>))

Roel Loopers

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THE FINE FREO ART OF REFLECTIONS

Posted in art, city of fremantle, creative, fremantle port, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on July 6, 2020

 

 

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The in art circles around the world widely acclaimed Loopy’s Stanbury Series is an ongoing project of reflections on surfaces around Fremantle, from puddles, to windows, car bonnets and roofs, and of course water. I took this photo in Fremantle Port yesterday afternoon.

There is beauty and art in everything for those of us who are observant. Life is good in Freo!

Roel Loopers

PS. I am of course kidding when I claim the worldwide attention for my photos. ;>))

 

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GLEN COWANS UNDERWATER PHOTO GALLERY RE-OPENS

Posted in art, city of fremantle, photography, retail, Uncategorized by freoview on July 2, 2020

 

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The Covid-19 pandemic saw many Fremantle businesses close and one of them was the Glen Cowans underwater photography gallery next to the historic Roundhouse.

I am delighted to tell you that Glen and Louise have decided to re-open the beautiful gallery starting this weekend.

For the time being the gallery will only be open on Saturdays and Sundays, and if the weather is fine also on Fridays, so go and have a browse and buy some outstanding photos.

They are open from 10.30am to 3.30pm. Welcome back!

Roel Loopers

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THE THERAPY OF FREO PHOTOGRAPHY

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, photography, rain, Uncategorized by freoview on June 29, 2020

 

 

I dedicate these photos to Neil Stanbury, the very likeable Manager Corporate and Community Relations at Fremantle Ports.

Neil sent me a, tongue-in-cheek, email last week asking if I needed therapy for my puddle reflection photos. I think it is too late for that as I love taking photos of reflections on all kinds of reflective surfaces, as readers of Freo’s View well know.

For me it is all about awareness and being in the moments when I walk the streets of Freo, and not losing touch. It is like a walking meditation for me to hunt for photos. To discover a great reflection is better than drinking a bottle of Grange Hermitage for me. ;>))

Roel Loopers

THE WONDERFUL ART OF PUDDLES

Posted in art, city of fremantle, photography, rain, Uncategorized by freoview on June 7, 2020

 

 

I promise! My last rain art photo today of a reflection of the Tourist Wheel ferris wheel on the Fremantle Esplanade.

The weather is clearing and there is a whole new old world out there to re-explore. Visit the pubs, go shopping, enjoy beautiful Freo!

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE RAIN ART

Posted in city of fremantle, photography, rain, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on June 7, 2020

 

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Wonderful to be woken up this morning by very loud thunder, lightning and heavy rain. I love the force of nature!

Wandered around Fremantle for a bit after coffee at Chalkys and took some reflection photos, which I publish upside down. The art of rain.

Roel Loopers

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FREO UPSIDE DOWN UNDER

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on May 19, 2020

 

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In difficult times it is even more important to try to see life from all perspectives, so since this photo of the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour has so many fans I decided to turn it upside down, and I believe it has even more impact than when it is shown the right way.

I leave it to the philosophers among you to argue if reality can be surreal. ;>))

Roel Loopers

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