Before going down to the beach this morning we spent an hour in the Yanchep National Park, mostly just driving around and chatting to the odd grazing kangaroo or two.
Despite the fact we are now approaching mid summer there is still quite a bit of colour and I was very attracted by this gorgeous tree. a Japanese Maple, or Acer. Behind it is a very small part of an enormous purple bourgainvillea. I also took this same scene in portrait mode but, as you know, that cannot be displayed too large – however it is the one I would print out if I was going to frame it and hang it on a wall somewhere.
For those who don’t know, we are 50 kms north of Perth, Western Australia and I took this shot hand held with my Sony DSC R1 bridge camera, which has a Carl Zeiss lens and an nd4 filter. I used aperture priority set to f8.