Old Church in Thomson Brook

Headed out to Grimwade campsite on the Bibbulmun Track yesterday with a friend from camera club and we happened to pass by this old church in Thomson Brook.  This was my first trip out to this area but will definitely not be my last.  Lovely rolling green hills plus much much more.

Here’s a little bit of history about the church.  The St. Thomas Anglican Church was architecturally designed (by Eustace Cohen) for the Thomson Family in 1908 and cost 475 pounds to build on their property. The bricks were made on site.  The ceiling, floor and most of the furniture, designed by Cohen, was all made of local jarrah.  This church is one of a small number of churches in Western Australia that were privately constructed and has been almost continuously used by the Anglican community and in more recent times is also used for wedding and other special occasions.

All images taken with either 100mm or 50mm prime lens and processed in Lightroom with a Vintage Preset

Old Church Thomson Brook

Old Church Thomson Brook

Old Church Thomson Brook


Jurien Bay

I was fortunate enough to be up at Jurien Bay early morning on Sunday, the day after the big storm.  Missed the sunrise but only just.  The old jetty is a great subject for photos.  I happen to leave some gear in the car by accident so instead of going back to get it I thought no, how can I make this work without the ND grad filters which I wanted to use.  Lucky for me in my bag I had a 6 stop Neutral Density filter to give me the slow shutter speed of 2 and 4 seconds and also a circular polariser which reduced a bit of the bright sky for me.  A bit more of a touch up in Lightroom and all’s good.  The 3rd image is of the colourful change rooms which they have just set back off the beach.

Jurien Bay Beach Change Rooms

Jurien Bay Old Jetty 2

Early morning light on old jetty