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EXPLORING FREMANTLE ALWAYS PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES

 

on ocean watch

 

being watched

 

The weather is just too nice, the sky so blue and the sun so warm that I ignored doctor’s advise and took my knee brace off for a few hours, so that I could have a slow stroll through good old Freo.

Here a few photos I took while doing that.

Roel Loopers

THE LOVELY BEAUTY OF RAIN

Posted in city of fremantle, photography, rain, Uncategorized, weather, winter by freoview on August 8, 2018

 

 

rain 2

 

I am an incurable romantic and a very Sensitive Old Age Guy, so hence me looking for beauty in just about everything.

There is a bit of rain around Freo today and a lot more expected tomorrow, so try to stay dry and warm.

Roel Loopers

VOTERS DO NOT APPRECIATE THE DEMOCRATIC PRIVILEGE

Posted in city of fremantle, democract, elections, Uncategorized, voting by freoview on July 30, 2018

 

Saturday’s federal by-election had the lowest voter turnout in the history of compulsory voting, which was introduced a century ago, with just over 60% of people voting in Perth and Fremantle, and that is disappointing. Part of the reason for the low participation is no doubt that the Liberal party decided not to run candidates in Perth and Fremantle.

The idea of David Templeman, the WA Minister for Local Government, of trying to introduce on-line electronic voting for local elections is a good one, but his target of getting 50% of voter participation is far too low.

The problem with low voter participation is that the ‘clever’ ones among us then claim that those who were elected don’t really have a mandate because they only received a relative small percentage of the eligible votes. That is nonsense, because members get elected within the laws, rules and regulations.

In a way those who-immaturely-decide not to participate in elections also vote, as they elect to not show a preference for any of the candidates. They should be quiet and not complain afterwards then about the governments we get.

In the seat of Fremantle Labor’s Josh Wilson received 52.7% of the primary vote, so that is up by 11.7%

Greens Dorinda Cox received 16.5% of the primary votes, down 1.2% and Josh Gray of the Lib-Dems got 14%.

I consider voting an absolute privilege, so while we all are tired of more and more election campaigns and hubris, we should still make the effort to vote. The next one will be here before we know it. ; >(

 

Roel Loopers

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SUPPORTING A MATE-NO PAID ADS

Posted in advertising, blog, city of fremantle, social media, Uncategorized by freoview on July 22, 2018

 

Henty's

 

In case you wonder seeing this advertisement on the bottom of my blog posts, it is unpaid promotion for my good mate Henty, who has supported me a lot over the last few years.

I have resisted paid ads on this blog to make sure no one can question the integrity. I can’t be bought. ; >)

Roel Loopers

LOVING FREMANTLE’S WORKING PORT

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, maritime, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on July 22, 2018

 

port 1

port 2

 

I went out to get some bad weather photos this morning, but while it was still blowing a gale on the Fremantle South Mole the sun popped out, so I took some shots of RoRo vessel Trans Leader entering the port.

The Nikon 80-200-F 2.8 I took the photos with is such a brilliant lens, but it was a challenge to keep it steady in the storm.

I love the working port and mis it that I no longer do the professional photography for Fremantle Ports. But I did it for 14 years, so I can’t really complain hey.

Roel Loopers

 

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WHY WET IS WONDERFUL FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

Posted in art, city of fremantle, photography, rain, trees, Uncategorized by freoview on July 21, 2018

 

rain

 

Wet weather creates its own art, with reflections in puddles, photos through windows full of raindrops, and raindrops on tables, cars, etc.

Every day is a good day for photographers who have the eye and are observant enough to see the beauty in the ordinary.

I took this photo at the Fremantle Arts Centre this morning.

Happy winter shooting!

Roel Loopers

BLOG OFF LINE ON SATURDAY

Posted in blog, city of fremantle, social media, Uncategorized by freoview on July 15, 2018

 

My apologies to regular Freo’s View readers who missed out on new posts yesterday. My WordPress account was compromised and it took 24 hours for WP to repair the problem.

Back on line again and a few more posts to come today, but first coffee!

See you later!

Roel Loopers

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BEAUTIFUL CLOUDS OF RAINY DAYS AHEAD

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, rain, Uncategorized by freoview on July 12, 2018

 

clouds

 

Fremantle had some glorious sunny days but now the clouds are moving in and we are expecting some rain tonight and tomorrow, and possibly on the weekend as well.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE’S BEACH IN THE CITY CENTRE

Posted in bathers beach, beaches, city of fremantle, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on July 9, 2018

 

Bathers Beach

 

The great thing about great places is that they are always controversial, so there is plenty of negativity about Fremantle from those who are not open-minded enough to see our city’s beauty.

Although I have lived in Freo for 25 years I still  find it easy to take charming photos daily, like this one I took this morning at Bathers Beach.

Roel Loopers

ANOTHER RAINY FREO DAY

Posted in city of fremantle, photography, rain, storm, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on June 20, 2018

 

rain

 

There is still a bit of rain around Fremantle, and don’t the gardens and parks love it!

I took this photo of the marina at Be. apartments late yesterday afternoon on my way to the Fremantle Network event.

Enjoy the day and appreciate that we live in a gorgeous city!

Roel Loopers

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