River scenes make great pictures
YOU might expect to find Curtin University dstinguished professor Steven Tingay gazing skyward but the avid cyclist will tell you there are great photographs to be taken by looking down into and around Perth’s river system.
“Some of the best sights to photograph are pods of early morning dolphins in the rivers,” he said.
“Sometimes I ride behind a pod while they swim along the shore feeding at dawn. That is pretty special and definitely photo worthy.”
By day the Willetton resident leads the Curtin University node of International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research.
Professor Tingay, who rides to work every day and coaches at the local little athletics club, also appreciates Perth’s parks and open spaces.
He is an expert in astronomy and astrophysics, in particular radio astronomy.
“I love getting out on the oval two nights a week for training, taking advantage of the Perth summer weather and the wonderful sports facilities,” he said.
“I think Perth has the best sports ovals in the country, and must have the most per capita.”
The astronomer also spends some nights in the Whealtbelt following and photographing his work passion.
“Occasionally my son and I like to head out around Northam at night to photograph the night sky away from the city lights,” he said.
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Steven Tingay rides his bike to work at Curtin University.