This is our Photo Tour of the Retro Rewind free event put on by the City of Wanneroo last weekend.
When we arrived the car parks, overflow car parks, unused ovals and road verges we’re getting near to full indicating that this event was already a big success.
Normally we avoid crowds and head for the peace and calm of the middle of nowhere but sometimes you just have to get out there and be social.
Vintage Firebird, Yanchep National Park, Perth
I couldn’t help snap a shot of this gorgeous red Firebird as we walked through one of the car parks looking for somewhere relatively peaceful to have our late lunch.
A few weeks ago we were back at John Forrest National Park to see if the waterfall was as lively as Lesmurdie Falls had been and to enjoy a day out in one of Perth’s most beautiful and oldest National Parks.
Water Ribbon, John Forrest National Park, Western Australia
First, A Little History
Forest Path, John Forrest National Park, Western Australia
John Forrest National Park was the first area to be given National Park status in Western Australia in 1900 though it was originally named Greenmount National Park until it was renamed in later years to honor Lord John Forrest, the first Premier of Western Australia.
During the Great Depression sustenance worker’s built gardens, picnic shelters & even swimming areas which can still be seen around the visitor area. Sadly most of the bridges built across Jane Brook are in need of repair and not currently usable.
There also used to be a railway line to the Park which was part of the original route of the Eastern Railway that now runs from Freo to Northam. In the early 1900’s visitors regularly traveled out to the Park from Perth by rail for a day out in the forest. Sadly this is no longer possible as the rail link was rebuilt through the Avon Valley but you can now walk much of the abandoned railway line by following the 59km Railway Reserves Heritage Trail which passes through the Park.
Before heading out on any of the trails it’s worth having a look around the picnic area and seeing the landscaping that was done, it is a unique piece of history and an interesting place to explore with some amazing photo opportunities.
At the end of 2011 we were hired by Noleen Pearson from Experience Perth to capture some new vibrant images for their upcoming destination brochure.
Perth really is a fantastic place to holiday, whether you live here or are visiting from over east or abroad. There are tons of great things to do and the people are so friendly you’ll always feel welcome and never get bored of our naturally beautiful environment 🙂
Working with Noleen and her team and a group of professional models was a great experience, here are a few samples of some of the images you can expect to see in the new brochure.
You can also see a larger sample of the images taken on the day on our web site portfolio.: