Promoting Portland on popular weather segment
HELEN Oakley loves walking around Portland and district – and taking photos on her mobile phone.
The Portland resident has had five of her photos featured on Jane Bunn’s weather segment on Channel 7 in recent months.
Those photos include Shelly Beach looking towards Cape Bridgewater, waves at Shelly Beach, Nuns’ Beach, and trees at Oakleys Rd.
“The photos have to have a weather component to them, whether it be cloud formations or choppy seas … I believe it is a great way of promoting our local area,” she said.
“I have an Iphone 6 which I take everywhere with me, it is easy and fast … many of the professional photographers and video people have all the equipment but by the time they set it up the photo opportunity may have gone.”
Ms Oakley said she regularly went hiking on the Great South West Walk in preparation for the 3 Bays Marathon.
“Usually I will take hundreds of photos on each walk and keep a selection of the ones I like.
“My favourite photo is the one of Shelly Beach looking towards Cape Bridgewater – it has the waves, the rocks, the cape and the clouds.”