Snap decision for favourite spot
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).