Freo's View

HEAVENLY WINTER IN FREMANTLE PARADISE

Posted in fremantle, winter by freoview on June 29, 2017

 

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Jenkin winter

 

Two winter photos I took in Fremantle yesterday and today.

The farmers will hate it but I just loooooooove the nice sunny days and blue sky.

Roel Loopers

DRONES2 OFFERS NEW PERSPECTIVES

Posted in drones, technology,, frmantle, Uncategorized by freoview on June 28, 2017

 

As a photographer I have always been interested in drones and if I had had the money for it would have invested in buying one. I can see good use for them for commercial photographers, but also great fun for amateur shooters as it open up new perspectives. We have already seen some magic short videos of Fremantle shot with drones.

My Beacy friend Leanne has started the DRONES2 drone business just down the road from Fremantle in Myaree, so if you are interested in that new technology go and have a chat with her or check them out on www.drones2.com.au and on Facebook.

Did you know that Dubai will soon introduce self-flying drone taxis at the airport there for people who weigh less than 100 kilos? https://wetalkuav.com/dubai-drone-taxis/ 

With the increased use of drones in our community the team at Drones2 seeks to influence safe and responsible use of drones as they can be a danger to aircraft.

We can enjoy this technology but need to do so with respect for the community around us. Local government rules are being introduced about the use of drones so check out what you are allowed to do around Freo, as privacy concerns are real and need to be addressed

Drones2 is a small business with aviation expertise, drone building experience and a passion for drone technology. They not only sell and repair drones, but understand the technology and the limitations, and how to safely and legally use them.

Drones2 believe anyone who buys a drone should understand the technology behind them and they offer important basic training to anyone who buys a drone from them. 

Drones2 also has small drones for children, light weight and safe to operate in your back garden, and for those who really want to get into the basics of flight technology they also provide a “build your own” with instructions and back up support.

Drones2 is at Unit 1/56 McCoy Street in Myaree, near North Lake Road.

 

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

REMEMBER THE SOUND OF RAIN DROPS?

Posted in fremantle, rain, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on June 20, 2017

 

clouds

 

Clouds are moving in over Fremantle this afternoon, but will they bring the much needed rain?

The BOM says it could be one of the driest month of June on record and the dams are not filling up enough, while people have to keep watering their gardens and lawns.

Forecast is for rain on Wednesday night, so fingers crossed.

Roel Loopers

FREO PHOTO REALISM

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

souvenirs

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

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HAVING A BREAK IN FREO

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

 

deliveroo

 

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

 

watercolour 1

 

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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