Snap de­ci­sion for favourite spot

Pinjarra Murray Times - - NEWS -

MAN­DURAH pho­tog­ra­pher Daniel Wilkins has an on­go­ing love af­fair with Man­durah.

He adores the town in which he lives but his favourite spot is Sol­diers Cove and the jet­ties near his home, where he walks most morn­ings.

Wilkins started his pho­to­graphic ca­reer just af­ter leav­ing the then-Coodanup High School and has since worked for lo­cal and Perth papers, win­ning sev­eral awards.

“I love liv­ing in Man­durah; it’s the most amaz­ing place,’’ he said.

“Man­durah is chang­ing so fast and the Sol­diers Cove fore­shore and jet­ties are al­most a throw­back to the Man­durah of yes­ter­year.”

He meets other pho­tog­ra­phers, res­i­dents and holidaymakers on his walks and of­ten gath­ers with wife Kelly and young son Dy­lan on the Sol­diers Cove fore­shore to watch sun­sets and the fire­works.

It’s also an ideal spot for the fam­ily to launch their kayaks. It’s the peo­ple who make our com­mu­nity great, and it’s peo­ple who give life to our photo stream. Let’s cel­e­brate the fine folk who make our lives what they are by pho­tograph­ing them in the lead-up to #SnapPerth Day on Novem­ber 22.

Some of the jet­ties are old and un­used and Wilkins said he would love to buy one of them one day.

He also dis­cov­ered on his walks the lit­tle­known boat­shed along the fore­shore where vol­un­teers re­build or re­fur­bish his­toric boats. Such peo­ple are ev­ery­where it may be the hip barista who gets you go­ing in the morn­ing, the car­ing un­der-9s net­ball coach, a tal­ented street-cor­ner busker or even a celebrity you were lucky enough to score a selfie with.

#SnapPerth is all about cel­e­brat­ing and shar­ing what we love about the city we live in, so re­mem­ber, once you snap, you have to hash­tag and share. ■ Snap the photo ■ Hash­tag #SnapPerth ■ Share on In­sta­gram or Twit­ter Daniel Wilkins (above) and one of his jetty images (left).

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