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This shot was taken with a Nikon D700 in Perth, Western Australia, 2009.

I love Perth. I love the proximity it is to SG. I love the not too fast, not too slow, just nice pace of life. A walk in the evening during summer nearing Christmas have that peaceful mood, less the romantic white Christmas that people may be looking forward to but nevertheless, something that I can never feel in SG.

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This shot was taken with a Nikon D700 in Fremantle, Western Australia, 2009.

A hot afternoon in Fremantle. I fell in love with Fremantle for its slow paced lifestyle, the fish&chips @ Cicerellos, the coffee, and last but not least, the markets. I can totally let go and relax with a cup of coffee and a sandwich the whole morning here before going to the markets to do my shopping. How I wish I could do it again. Probably next year. Lol…

This shot was taken with a Nikon D700 at Busselton, Western Australia, 2009.

Busselton Jetty was undergoing extensive repair works when I was there. 2km long jetty, known for being the world’s longest, lives up to its reputation at this sunset. The magenta and reddish cast into the clouds above the jetty houses are a nice complement to the overall scene. People fishing, walking and relaxing along the stretch of the jetty are just some scenes of how a getaway from the hectic lifestyle could be here. Love to have a strong down this famed longest jetty once more.

This shot was taken with a Nikon D700 at Dunsbrough, Western Australia, 2009.

Named Sugarloaf Rock, this massive rock structure resembles a piece of sugar rock hence this name. Do not have the luxury to come for a sunrise shoot here, so here in the mid hot afternoon sun, drove past here and took a 10sec exposure for this final shot. Winds are coming in at 22km/hr, making my travel tripod shaking violently while this shot was taken so only way to stabilize it was to add weight and put my body weight on the cam and tripod to steady it through this shot. South West Coastline of Western Australia is extremely aplenty with such beautifull coastlines and this is just one of the many.

This shot was taken with a Nikon D700 at Cape Leuwinn Lighthouse, Western Australia, 2009.

Turning back for a last shot of this great lighthouse. An almost dead centre composition broken by the couple strolling towards it. After being a guide for ships for a century or more, it’s more of a scenic guide for tourists. Nevertheless, every lighthouse is indeed a guide when the weather gets rough. May light be the guide for you too.

This shot was taken with a Nikon D700 at Cape Leuwinn Lighthouse, Western Australia, 2009.

116 years of this lighthouse and given a fresh coat of paint but still, here it stands, against the test of time. Long exposure shot and what I did was a bit of photoshopping to the left side with a flip of the right to make it seem immensely symmetrical.

This shot was taken with a Nikon D700 at Cape Leuwinn Lighthouse, Western Australia, 2009.

Shot this from the less conventional angle from bottom up. Somehow love the way the greens and the wildflowers complement this 116 year old lighthouse. Lighthouses are aplenty in these coastal areas in Australia, here an example near Augusta.

Just another short note about GE2011. Ya while the craze is not over yet. Lighthouses although may seem a thing in the past are a true reflection how useful they are till date. They guide ships to avoid hitting against the rugged seabeds that may destroy the ship. We are just like a ship at night now, requiring some light to lead us, some directions to cruise to our destination safely. Who are the treacherous rocks now, who are the lighthouses, for you voters to decide.