Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/art2iron/public_html/wendypaine.com.au/libraries/cms/application/cms.php on line 471
Wendy Paine | Photography
Toolbar
  • Layout
    Linear Layout
    Grid Layout
  • Categories

Wendy Paine

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/art2iron/public_html/wendypaine.com.au/templates/ja_lens/html/com_k2/ja_lens/category_item.php on line 19

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/art2iron/public_html/wendypaine.com.au/templates/ja_lens/html/com_k2/ja_lens/category_item.php on line 21

2014

24 items

I found this lovely flower blooming in the Australian Native Garden section of the Kings Park Botanical Gardens in Perth - this is a single bloom, flowers within a flower.  Amazingly, this bloom went through three transformations from budding to seeding, each stage looked completely different to the previous, each stage exquisitely beautiful.


Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/art2iron/public_html/wendypaine.com.au/templates/ja_lens/html/com_k2/ja_lens/category_item.php on line 21

Meelup Beach is on the eastern side of Cape Naturaliste and is a little bay with white sand and crystal clear water. This early morning image was taken in the middle of the dry hot West Australian summer.


Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/art2iron/public_html/wendypaine.com.au/templates/ja_lens/html/com_k2/ja_lens/category_item.php on line 21

This is early morning at Meelup, a small bay on the eastern side of Cape Naturaliste.  It's well known for it's beautiful beach, rocks and rockpools -- there's also walk trails between Eagle Bay and Castle Rock through to Old Dunsborough.


Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/art2iron/public_html/wendypaine.com.au/templates/ja_lens/html/com_k2/ja_lens/category_item.php on line 21

This photo was taken from within the Margaret River mtb trails network known locally as the Pines.  These beautiful Karri trees are not growlng as densely as they were 'back-in-the-day' , but there are still remnant pockets of these magnificent trees in Margaret River and south towards Boranup Forest.


Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/art2iron/public_html/wendypaine.com.au/templates/ja_lens/html/com_k2/ja_lens/category_item.php on line 21

Just managed to capture the sun before it dipped into the clouds, got a great lens sunburst - (using the old photographer's trick of a small apperture).  I love the river of gold reflecing off the surface of the water with the tiny silhouette of someone fishing in their dinghy.


Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/art2iron/public_html/wendypaine.com.au/templates/ja_lens/html/com_k2/ja_lens/category_item.php on line 21

I was lucky to capture this amazing sunburst through the clouds towards sunset time at the Busselton Jetty.  It lasted only 10 minutes before the sun lowered and the cloud formations changed. 


Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/art2iron/public_html/wendypaine.com.au/templates/ja_lens/html/com_k2/ja_lens/category_item.php on line 21

It's not easy to find native flowers blooming in the middle of summer.  I found this little blossom that's gone to seed in a shady area of bush on the Meelup walk trail.


Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/art2iron/public_html/wendypaine.com.au/templates/ja_lens/html/com_k2/ja_lens/category_item.php on line 21

It was a bit of a hike but it was worth it to pop out from the trail at the top of Wilyabrup Cliffs, situated between Gracetown and Yalllingup. Glorious views of the Indian Ocean, a place to sit and think of nothing but life in the moment and enjoy the sounds and smells of nature.


Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/art2iron/public_html/wendypaine.com.au/templates/ja_lens/html/com_k2/ja_lens/category_item.php on line 21

This is blossom from a Lillypilly tree in my garden.  These wonderfully delicate and graceful blossoms will shed and be replaced by bright red edible berries, which can be made into jam.


Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/art2iron/public_html/wendypaine.com.au/templates/ja_lens/html/com_k2/ja_lens/category_item.php on line 21

Margaret River and the Yallingup region is renowned worldwide for surfing -- this break is at Cape Naturaliste in the area locals call the Dark Side of the Moon.  The rocky shoreline is awesome along here, the wind and waves have carved amazing rocky structures over millions of years.


Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/art2iron/public_html/wendypaine.com.au/templates/ja_lens/html/com_k2/ja_lens/category_item.php on line 21

The iconic Busselton Jetty at sunset.  Although the Interpretive Centre is closed in the evenings, visitors are still able to walk to the end during the evening.  In summer it's lovely to walk on the jetty at this time of night to enjoy the cool ocean breezes.


Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/art2iron/public_html/wendypaine.com.au/templates/ja_lens/html/com_k2/ja_lens/category_item.php on line 21

I went walking in the lightly falling rain on the Whicher Ridge near Busselton during the wildflower season.  The most amazing flowers were everywhere to be seen -- my eye was caught by this bright green plant that, in contrast to all the lovely wildflowers around me, didn't have an exotic bloom.  The tiny raindrops were caught on it's wide leaves, just sitting there perfectly formed.


Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/art2iron/public_html/wendypaine.com.au/templates/ja_lens/html/com_k2/ja_lens/category_item.php on line 21

This pink bud is tiny and the plant itself was covered in masses of them.  At first glance they looked very ordinary, but up close with the macro lens, their true beauty was evident.


Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/art2iron/public_html/wendypaine.com.au/templates/ja_lens/html/com_k2/ja_lens/category_item.php on line 21

Cape Naturaliste is on the western tip of Geographe Bay in southwest Western Australia, it has small pristine beaches and rockpools, large clusters of ancient rocks bathed by the pure waters of the Indian Ocean.  This is Castle Rock, red-gold granite rising from a perfect white beach.


Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/art2iron/public_html/wendypaine.com.au/templates/ja_lens/html/com_k2/ja_lens/category_item.php on line 21

The Busselton Jetty is the most photographed icon of Busselton, every sunset photographers are there with cameras on tripods to capture the sunset over Geographe Bay.  It's very peaceful and my favourite time of day to walk at the beachfront.


Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/art2iron/public_html/wendypaine.com.au/templates/ja_lens/html/com_k2/ja_lens/category_item.php on line 21

These silvery ghostly trees stand in groups in the middle of the Margaret River, some have fallen.  They've been here for quite a few years, perhaps the direction of the river changed some years ago, and swallowed up the land where theses trees were standing.


Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/art2iron/public_html/wendypaine.com.au/templates/ja_lens/html/com_k2/ja_lens/category_item.php on line 21

The Margaret River, this image is taken from the shady walk-trail to the east of the townsite.  The river passes through the town and continues it's course down to the ocean at Prevelly Beach.


Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/art2iron/public_html/wendypaine.com.au/templates/ja_lens/html/com_k2/ja_lens/category_item.php on line 21

This is an area which the locals call the Dark Side of the Moon, situated at Cape Naturaliste not far from the Lighthouse on the northern tip of the Capes region.  This is the Indian Ocean which pounds the coastline - the waves are perfect, it's a highway for migrating whales and other marine life and ancient rock formations are carved by the wind.


Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/art2iron/public_html/wendypaine.com.au/templates/ja_lens/html/com_k2/ja_lens/category_item.php on line 21

Cape Naturaliste seascape looking south towards Sugarloaf Rock.  This coastline is a series of bays, beaches and headlands. Some are more protected, some are more rugged. The waters here have passed a crossroad of the Indian and Southern Oceans - they're cool, wild and clean.


Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/art2iron/public_html/wendypaine.com.au/templates/ja_lens/html/com_k2/ja_lens/category_item.php on line 21

I find the veggie patch provides me with lots of macro photo opportunities because we let most of our vegetables flower so we can collect their seeds.  These beautiful little buds are from an onion chive, just before it blooms.


Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/art2iron/public_html/wendypaine.com.au/templates/ja_lens/html/com_k2/ja_lens/category_item.php on line 21

I didn't have to go far to capture this amazingly graceful bloom as it's flowering right outside my front door.  This tiny grevillea is a native Australian plant and entices bees, ants and nectar feeding birds.


Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/art2iron/public_html/wendypaine.com.au/templates/ja_lens/html/com_k2/ja_lens/category_item.php on line 21

This wetland area was burned by an arsonist a few years ago.  The beautiful skeletons of these trees bathed with the golden glow of early morning sunshine and the magnificent blue skies are reflected so clearly in the shallow water.


Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/art2iron/public_html/wendypaine.com.au/templates/ja_lens/html/com_k2/ja_lens/category_item.php on line 21

I shared this this cloudless summer sunrise with a lonesome seagull at the beachfront at Busselton Jetty.  The warming pinks and purples don't last for long, there's only about 5 minutes to capture the glow before the sky turns to pale blue.


Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/art2iron/public_html/wendypaine.com.au/templates/ja_lens/html/com_k2/ja_lens/category_item.php on line 21

I often find the bud of an emerging flower more interesting than the bloom itself.  I love to observe the shoot unwrapping itself - the flower emerging and presenting itself to the rest of nature.  It happens quickly and the bloom can deteriorate rapidly, it's only a matter of a day or so before it's past it's perfection.

Hello and welcome ...

These are my photographs of nature and landscapes in Western Australia.

A little about me

profile-aboutme I love living life outdoors.  I'm lucky to live in the coastal town of Busselton Western Australia which is 280km south of Perth. Read more about me

Get in Touch

Feel free to contact me using any of the methods below:

  • Email me
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mobile
    +61 409 522 469
  • Postal Address
    PO Box 5183 West Busselton
    Western Australia 6280

View your Cart

Not Enough? Want to stay informed? Follow me now...