Here in Perth the weather hasn’t been so sunny as of late – in fact, it’s been weeks of rain and storm. Most people would see this as a reason to avoid the beach, but it’s a great time to visit and take in some amazing scenery. If you just so happen to have a drone handy, it’s even better! I hit up Burns Beach near Joondalup on Saturday to make the most of the sunny day.
And as you can see, it was a quiet time to visit! Drone photography gives a unique perspective on the shore that we normally wouldn't see. The unusual weather also makes for some waves. It wouldn't be the best for swimming in, but through a birds eye it looks almost tranquil.
If you’ve invested in a drone and you’d like to improve the quality of photos and videos, it could be worth picking up a neutral-density filter – or ND for short. The filter reduces the amount of light that the camera takes, similar to how sunglasses work. These aerial shots were taken with an ND4.
The unusual weather made for a beautiful sunset - for seascape photos I love using slow shutter speeds so the water rippling around the rocks on the shore. It gives a different view of the beach to the drones, don't you think?
At Perth beaches we have had a surge in bluebottle jellyfishes dotting the shores. You can't see them in these shots but they are scattered along the shore, and look like blue bubbles. They're fun to step on, but are called the man-of-war or floating terror with good reason - their tentacles can sting painfully, and they are toxic to dogs.
Hopefully I can make more visits to some of Perth’s shores for more photos soon!
What do you think of drone photography? Have you ever tried it?