Happy lensman in our suburbs
contributor Gary Tate stepped out from behind his camera to tell us what he loves about exploring and photographing the northern suburbs.
The Greenwood resident built a home “when there was still bush and kangaroos” in the suburb, more than 40 years ago.
“When I retired from the supermarket industry 12 years ago, I discovered Yellagonga Regional Park, 600m from my home,” he said.
“I cycle Yellagonga Regional Park regularly (almost daily) admiring, observing and photographing the beauty and rich diversity.”
Mr Tate has built up a library of more than 50,000 images taken around the park.
“This has been a labour of love, a retirement hobby, along with scuba diving, fishing surfing and travelling,” he said.
Mr Tate had many suggestions of places to take photos, including Lake Goollelal where people can find quenda, wildflowers, insects and lake views. For those with an interest in historic buildings, he suggested Perry’s Paddock, and for wildlife, he said good spots included Ocean Reef Road, Studmaster Park, Scenic Drive, Picnic Cove to Neil Hawkins Park or the coastal path from Hillarys to Burns Beach.
Grey teal reflects.
Photographer Gary Tate sizes up a shot.