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REFLECTION OF FREMANTLE MARITIME MUSEUM

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, photography, Uncategorized, victoria quay by freoview on June 23, 2019

 

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When I bumped into my young mate and passionate hobby photographer Paolo Gumina this morning, who was looking for reflections, I took him to my favourite Fremantle reflection of the Maritime Museum, which I take from different angles and puddles every winter.

The lady in yellow pants fishing and passers by added to the great winter picture.

Roel Loopers

FREO PORTRAIT PRIZE ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT TO ENTER

Posted in city of fremantle, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on June 22, 2019

 

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Time is running out to get your entries in.

Closing date to upload is midnight July 7, that’s just 15 days away.

FIPP is open to ALL photographers, everywhere. There is a AU$20,000 Prize Pool with an $8,000 first prize for camera entries and $1,000 for mobile phone entries.

Here are some last minute tips to keep in mind:
1. Don’t be late.
2. Don’t oversharpen
3. Don’t complicate – keep it simple
4. Do choose an image that tells a story
5. Do choose an image with emotion
6. Do choose with your heart!

PICTURES OF A FREO MARKET

Posted in city of fremantle, growers green markets, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on June 16, 2019

 

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It is a slow news weekend so a short stroll at the Growers Green Farmers Market this morning resulted in these three photos.

Roel Loopers

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GLEN COWANS WINS EXCELLENCE IN RETAIL AWARD

 

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I am over the moon that the Glen Cowans Photo Gallery at the Roundhouse last night was awarded the winner of the Excellence in Retail category at the annual Fremantle Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

The Ocean On Your Wall gallery is one of Freo’s great experiences that is owned by the very creative and professional husband and wife team Glen and Louise. It shows all the beauty and magic of the colourful underwater world of our planet’s oceans.

Glen takes all the photos when the couple go diving all over the world and recently added a drone to his equipment, while Louise takes and edits all the video footage.

The prints are done in house by Glen and the jewellery is created by Louise.

The delightful gallery is next to the Roundhouse on top of Arthur’s Head/Manjaree, so go and visit them. They are open Thursday-Sunday from 10.30am till 4pm.

Congratulations Louise and Glen! You really deserve this award. You work hard and excel at what you are doing!

Roel Loopers

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REFLECTIONS OF FREMANTLE

Posted in architecture, BOOKS, city of fremantle, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on May 14, 2019

 

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On a stunning wonderful autumn day like today I had to go for a walk in the sun of course. It’s is so lovely that I felt embraced in a warm hug by Fremantle.

I took a few photos, so more to come, but these two reflections stood out. One on the side of a shiny car and the other the reflection of the New Edition bookshop in the window of the Second Hand bookshop opposite it.

Roel Loopers

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COLOURS OF FREMANTLE

Posted in bicycles, cafe, city of fremantle, hospitality, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on April 30, 2019

 

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At the back of Gino’s in Fremantle’s Little Market Street this morning.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE INTERNATIONAL PORTRAIT PRIZE IS ON AGAIN

Posted in art, city of fremantle, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on April 20, 2019

 

 

Start portrait shooting, Freo and beyond! The great Fremantle International Portrait Prize biennial is on again this year in early May and it is open to all!

The very popular event attracted over 1,500 entries last time and the judges expect to have to go through even more stunning portrait photography entries this year.

The not-for-profit event has raised $ 55,000 for a good cause so far and this year will donate to The Kai Eardly Fund and Arthritis&Osteoporosis WA.

There are $ 20,000 in prizes to be won so check out the Facebook page for more information.

Roel Loopers

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WET AND WILD GOOD FRIDAY AHEAD

Posted in city of fremantle, Easter, photography, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on April 19, 2019

 

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This is one of my all time favourite photos, which I took early last year on the Melville foreshore just east of Point Walter, and it suits today’s bad weather Good Friday mood to a T, so I republish it to start this wet public holiday.

The big storms did not hit Fremantle overnight in the area where I live, but there are a lot of hours in the day still where the forecast is for strong winds, hail and more rain, so stay safe.

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE’S ARTY ARTHUR’S HEAD

Posted in art, arthur head, city of fremantle, j shed, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on April 17, 2019

 

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Two arty photos I took this morning in Fremantle. The top one is new art by J Shed sculptor Greg James in front of the door to stone artist Jina Lee‘s studio there.

The bottom photo is of footprints in the Whalers Tunnel.

Roel Loopers

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STILL LIFE AT FREMANTLE’S BATHERS BEACH

 

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There is always something different to photograph in photogenic Fremantle when one walks around and is observant.

I took this photo on the beach in front of the Bathers Beach House where Perth’ first and only beach alfresco location is.

Great views of the Indian Ocean, the arrival and departure of ships from Fremantle Port, and of course those gorgeous sunsets.

Roel Loopers

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