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The upper Swan River, one of the Perth main atractions after heavy rain.
The sun settles behind the hills and its rays reflecting off the hills are creating this pastel water colours.
This is the area where competitors will challenge the Avon and Swan rivers in a variety of paddle and power craft in an exciting two-day time on 1st of August.

Captured with Nikon D300.

Featured in DSLR Users Only group 13/07/2009
Featured in Color and light group 15/07/2009
Featured in Waves & Fine Art Waterscapes group 27/03/2011


  • Tara  Turner
    Tara Turnerover 5 years ago


  • Thank you very much Tara ;)

    – Jan Fijolek

  • Elaine Teague
    Elaine Teagueover 5 years ago

    Well shot Jan.

  • Thank you very much Elaine ;)

    – Jan Fijolek

  • GerryMac
    GerryMacover 5 years ago

    stunning capture my friend!

  • Thank you very much Gerry, good time for Swan River shots ;))

    – Jan Fijolek

  • ralph arce
    ralph arceover 5 years ago

    They look like brushstrokes. Nice one, Jan! :)

  • Thank you Raphael, It looks like it ;))

    – Jan Fijolek

  • JanT
    JanTover 5 years ago

    Very nice smooth pastels, Jan. Good slow shutter speed accentuates the beauty.

  • Thank you very much Jan, I was surprised with the colours ;)

    – Jan Fijolek

  • Stan Wojtaszek
    Stan Wojtaszekover 5 years ago

    Very will done, Jan !

  • Thank you very much Stan ;)

    – Jan Fijolek

  • GerryMac
    GerryMacover 5 years ago

    you are correct Jan I need to try and get a visit in!

  • I took this photo at Cathedral Ave, Brigadoon at the Bells Rapid. There was a lot of people but when you stay after sunset, crowd disappears ;)

    – Jan Fijolek

  • GerryMac
    GerryMacover 5 years ago

    thanks for the address Jan I haven’t been at that spot I will check it out :)

  • Definitely worth to visit Gerry ;)

    – Jan Fijolek

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordover 5 years ago

    Wow Jan, stunning, the water looks like creamy velvet. Love the tones of the water :)

  • Thank you Trish, one of many photos that evening, it was difficult to choose ;))

    – Jan Fijolek

    GOSIA GRZYBEKover 5 years ago

    pieknie zamrozone…musze koniecznie to pocwiczyc,,,wspanialy efekt)))

  • To nie takie trudne, jak chcesz to Ci przesle instrukcje ;))

    – Jan Fijolek

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