It was one fine evening, approaching sunset that I made a sudden trip to the nearby riverside just beside the University of Western Australia (UWA) and lazed around while
looking to the sky awaiting sunset. Well actually you cannot see any sun setting over this side of scenery from Matilda Bay, but still when the day gives way to night, the colours of the sky can change into unbelievably stunning shades.
During those hectic and crazy university days, I would take some time off and just walk alone along this bay. I have blogged quite a lot about this place too, and we have had birthdays and bbqs happening here in previous entries as well. It is such a convenient place with good facilities, and of course, undeniably, an awesome view for any given time of the day. The city landscape from afar and the blue waters made this place seem even more inviting.
As the sky grew darker, the colour of the cloudless sky became more and more dramatic. Unfortunately my camera does not capture natural colours well enough, looking at my own pictures I can tell honestly that those are not the "real" colours and shades of what my eye perceived there and then. Nevertheless, I just love the combination of different layers of colours underlying the fading light and brightness in the sky approaching sunset.
WHITE Ships and Yachts
Professionals at Work
I was so focused at not shaking my hand.. that I almost did not notice the unusual splashing and splattering of waters very near the shore.
From previous experience, I can only assume one thing, and I was right.
Under such poor lighting condition (far into sunset already mind you !!) These pictures are the only ones I could manage.
It was such a lovely sight !! Seriously, this time the dolphins got closer to the shore than previous encounters. I saw around 3 to 4 of them swimming together. The feeling of witnessing those wild dolphins rapidly swimming around, rising up and submerging again, was just magnificent. Add the views of Matilda Bay to the entire experience. It was just magic.
This is the time I truly appreciate the power of a D-SLR. Really, my cam does shit when you need power, timing, SPEED and immediate response !! Not to mention the lack of zoom power and stability. Such fast moving creatures were dificult to capture. Sigh, well, we just have to made do of what we have, ya? Nevertheless, I did better this time, previous one was just a complete failure.
Kayaking into the Sunset
Oh, Unker will appreciate this I am sure.
Well, the short trip turned out to be more eventful than I first expected. I was working out my appetite for the coming dinner with some friends. It turned out that I got more for what I have bargained for. There is no telling when and where the dolphins will appear, and in case you have not noticed, the river is kinda huge.
Moon over the Bay
Matilda Bay, dolphin
hunting watching, anyone wanna come with me?