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WALKING THE DOG AT MONUMENT HILL

Posted in fremantle, photography by freoview on April 23, 2016

walking the dog

 

Only two more sleeps until the ANZAC Day dawn ceremony at Fremantle Monument Hill, but when I noticed these photogenic clouds late this afternoon I had to find a nice spot to photograph them from.

The monument silhouetted against the sky would have done, but the couple walking their dog added a bit to the overall magic of the moment.

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FREMANTLE AUTUMN DELIGHT

Posted in fremantle, photography, seasons by freoview on April 20, 2016

 

A few autumn photos I shot in Fremantle this morning.

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FREMANTLE PORT SUNRISE

Posted in fremantle ports, photography by freoview on April 16, 2016

port 1

 

Waking up at 3 am is not ideal but at least one is up and about when the sun rises. I took this photo of Fremantle Port from the north mole just after six o’clock.

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SUNSET AT FREO’S BATHERS BEACH

Posted in bathers beach, fremantle, photography by freoview on April 13, 2016

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I took these photos this evening at Fremantle Bathers Beach. How can one not love this place.

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RAIN IS GOOD FOR FISHING

Posted in fishing, fremantle by freoview on April 12, 2016

fishing

 

The Fremantle South Mole was packed with anglers this morning trying to take advantage of the rainy weather and catch a lot of fish. It is not often that crowded, so had to take a photo.

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LET’S CELEBRATE THE RAIN

Posted in fremantle, photography, rain by freoview on March 26, 2016

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I hope the rain will stay away from midday till mid evening on the long weekend so that the Fremantle Street Arts Festival can go ahead. It would be such a shame if it would be negatively affected by the weather as it is always so much fun.

But let’s celebrate the first decent soaking rain in Freo with two of my golden oldies. The top one is a reflection in puddles on the street and the second one of a reflection and rain drops on a car roof.

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FREO STILL WAITING FOR A RAINY DAY

Posted in concert, fremantle, weather by freoview on March 19, 2016

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It wasn’t exactly the downpour I hoped for today and I counted only 1271 raindrops while driving around Fremantle. It is probably good though that it isn’t heavy rain as our Fremantle local band San Cisco are playing at J Shed this afternoon. They are nice ‘kids’ who I photographed practising in a backroom of their parents place in South Fremantle for the Herald many years ago. Great to see them having so much success!

It is still dark and cloudy, so we might get a few more drops.

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LIFE IS ALL ABOUT PERSPECTIVE

Posted in fremantle, photography by freoview on May 21, 2015

perspective

Life is all about perspective, so here a different one of the Fremantle Esplanade Hotel I took yesterday afternoon.

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WHAT A GREAT FREO AUTUMN DAY!

Posted in autumn, fremantle, photography by freoview on May 5, 2015

pelican

What a great Fremantle autumn day it is today! Time to get out for a walk and sit somewhere in the sun reading one of the Dutch books my sister Marja sent me. Life is good when one lives in Freo. ; > )

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CHANGE OF SEASONS

Posted in autumn, fremantle, seasons, weather by freoview on April 10, 2015

The change of seasons has come over Fremantle quite sudden and is possibly the reason I am feeling a bit lethargic and am yearning for hibernation with some good books, a few bottles of red, a wee drop of port and a big pot of Dutch pea&ham soup.

It was pretty quiet at the Round House yesterday and High Street mostly looked deserted in the constant drizzle that improved to showers now and then. Four lonely yachts were practising against a big grey sky and hard to see through the mist of rain, while looking at an arriving container ship through a wet windscreen always creates its own artwork.

I hope the weather will clear for tomorrow evening’s free concert by the FREMANTLE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA at the Freo Arts Centre. It starts at 7 pm, so come along, bring a rug and blanket and maybe thermal underwear.

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