Freo's View

FUN WITH FREO PHOTO GROUP

Posted in city of fremantle, community, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on June 26, 2017

 

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I had a lovely Sunday afternoon with the Fremantle Community Photography Group which shares photos on Facebook.

The committee of the group thought that the members would appreciate some tips so photographer Saf Ali and I went along to share our love of photography and talked about composition, photography as story telling, understanding light, and how different lenses and camera settings impact on a photo.

Photography was my profession for 50 years and has been my hobby all my life as there is something very special and rewarding about trying to find beauty in the ordinary of our daily life.

I am always aware that I am recording history when taking photos. For me walking the streets to hunt for images is like walking meditation as I am very in the moment, and the brain does not wander off to the past, the future, or negativity.

Everyone can become a good photographer because it is all about awareness and we can all see light and shadows, so give it a try!

Here a few photos I took while being with the group.

Roel Loopers

FREO’S SOUND OF WINTER

Posted in city of fremantle, photography, seasons, Uncategorized by freoview on June 25, 2017

 

the sound of winter

 

Winter and autumn are times of reflection for me, where I cuddle up in my warm cave with a good book, more than I do during the hectic summer months of festivals and events.

But I still go out for daily walks of discovery and look at the often only small changes in and around Fremantle.

On my way to WINTERWORLD on the Esplanade yesterday I spotted this lovely little image on the High Street footpath. The sound of winter is not just one of storms and rain but also often one of exquisite silence, if one notices lovely details in our daily life.

Roel Loopers

WONDERFUL FREO WINTER DAY

Posted in fremantle, fremantle port, leeuwin foundation, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on June 24, 2017

Leeuwin sunrise

 

What a stunning clear and crisp winter morning it is in Fremantle today.

I took this photo of the SS Leeuwin in Fremantle Port just before 7 am and it was pretty cold, but a warm coffee upstairs at the Attic made it all better.

Off to take photos at the WINTERWORLD on the Esplanade later on and then German winter dinner at Gasthof Loopy. Sauerkraut, pork sausages and braised pork belly.

Mulled wine would be nice too. ; >)

Roel Loopers

FREO PHOTO REALISM

Posted in art, fremantle, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on June 20, 2017

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Whenever I see a photorealistic painting I wonder why I did not photograph the scene, so when I noticed this one in Fremantle Market Street at midday it reminded me of a Marcus Beilby painting.

Roel Loopers

SLOW DOWN AND APPRECIATE BEAUTY

Posted in fremantle, nature, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on June 15, 2017

Garden Island

 

In a world full of madness and disasters, and the human race hurrying down the road to self-destruction it is nice to seek tranquility.

I took this photo of Garden Island from the Fremantle South Mole yesterday.

Roel Loopers

HAVING A BREAK IN FREO

Posted in city of fremantle, food, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on June 12, 2017

 

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City life in Fremantle always creates some quirky moments and makes life easy for an observant street photographer.

Loved this moment in the High Street Mall this morning of a food deliverer having a break.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE WATER COLOUR

Posted in fremantle, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on June 12, 2017

 

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It is another stunning day, so a brilliant start of the week.

Let me add a bit more colour with this water colour photo I took in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour.

Roel Loopers

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STUNNING FREMANTLE PORT SUNRISE

Posted in fremantle, fremantle port, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on June 10, 2017

 

sunrise port

 

The sunrises and sunsets are often spectacular this time of the year and that was the case again early this invigoratingly chilly morning at Fremantle Port.

A nice hot coffee at the Moore&Moore cafe with my good mate Henty warmed me up again.

Sad to hear the lovely Sarah will also be leaving one of my favourite cafes, as are Anna, Hannah and Ashlie, so a lot of personnel changes there. Not happy! ; >)

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE SUNDAY STREET PHOTOS

Posted in fremantle, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on May 28, 2017

 

 

It such a beautiful Sunday that I had to go out and wander around Fremantle, and I took these street photos.

Roel Loopers

 

REFLECTIVE FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on May 16, 2017

 

 

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There is not much news around in Fremantle at the moment so I wandered around town for a bit this morning and captured these reflections.

Roel Loopers

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