Sunday, August 14, 2022

2022 Avon Descent Festival at Lilac Hill

Today Lori, Mikah, Lachelle and myself headed out to Lilac Hill park to meet up with some of the guys from Lori's work and their families. There were rides and games for the kids and while this stretch of the river may not be the most exciting part of the Descent course, it's a pretty good spot to sit back and watch the boats come through, either with a picnic, or something from one of the many food trucks in attendance.

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Elephant Rocks Pano Print Update

I've moved the Elephant Rocks photo to another wall in our house, moving one of Lori's favourite paintings in the process (sorry @taniawrayart - I stole the sweet spot in the house, but I'm sure it won't be for long).

Just a reminder, these are available over on the ko-fi website for $440 each, or you can send me a DM on here to order. Every cent goes towards a long overdue upgrade for the camera body - not a cheap process, so every sale helps, whether it's a small download from HighOctanePhotos.com or a big print like one of these.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2022

2022 Perth Motorplex Winter Heat

Last Sunday, July 10th, saw the first running of the Perth Motorplex's Winter Heat events. These are a similar format to the popular Whoop Ass Wednesday's that run over the regular season, but set on a Sunday during the drag racing off season. Unfortunately I missed the racing part of the day as we had spent the night in Fremantle for a birthday party the night before and spent the morning catching up with mates before heading home, and by the time I got to the track the weather had put a stop to racing. The Motorplex crew made several attempts to dry the track, but in the end there was only enough time under clear skies to run the burnouts.

You can check out the full gallery of photos over on my main website and a few of my favourites below.

The photos used on this blog are available for sale, just click on the photo to get to the main website where you can see more photos as well as purchasing any you'd like to get a copy of.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Perth City Skyline Panorama

I reckon it has been around 10 to 15 years since I last went out and took some long exposure shots of the Perth city skyline, so tonight, after Lori headed off to work, I packed up the gear and headed out to get a couple of shots. I have a whole heap of these to work through, but here's a quick stitch of the last 2 photos I took tonight, a pair of 2 minute exposures of our city at night.

Meet The Maker with Wise Wines and Spirits.

Lori, Mel, Ken and myself attended another great Meet The Maker event on Thursday night with the crew from Wise Wines and Spirits in Eagle Bay.

The event was a Cocktail Masterclass and showcased their gin and pisco range, including the new Libertador Café Pisco. If you like your Kahlua or the now cancelled Patron Café XO then you need to get your hands on some of the Libertador Café Pisco, it tastes simply amazing on its own and great in a mixed drink too. You won't find the Libertador on Wise' website yet, but you can find the previous iteration Café Pisco here, Greg and the team have made a few tweaks since the first batch, which we tried at the last Meet The Maker and Wise event we attended, and we didn't think they could improve upon it at that stage. There was also a special edition Spiced Ginger Gin, produced for the Perth Ashes test that ended up being moved due to Covid lockdowns. The spiced ginger gin is currently limited to 2500 bottles, but hopefully it will return in some form in the future as it's a great tasting drop.

Wise are definitely securing a spot as the premiere gin producer in Western Australia and one of the keys to that is the amount of local produce they use. Asides from the Juniper, almost everything else is WA grown, and Ron was telling us they're about to plant a heap more land with some of the native ingredients used in their botanicals.

Thanks to Young George in Fremantle for hosting and Ron, Greg, Shiv and the team from Wise for giving up their time to make the event happen. These are awesome events so keep an eye out for the next one (maybe I'll bring the big camera to that one instead of using the phone)