The Forgotten File

I was clearing out some space from my computer this morning and the first file that I opened up contained a suite of images that were approximately two weeks old. Upon opening up the file, I had to stop and think about where the photo’s were actually captured. I tend to reconnect with certain days based on the surf on that particular day and not the actual date according to a calendar (if that makes sense?).

From this session, I’ve shared maybe two images on Instagram (@Peter Jovic Photography) and one on Facebook.

Anyway, here’s a few pics from ‘The Forgotten File’ – If only I could remember where…

PJ

The Pro’s Invade Margaret River

The Margaret River Pro doesn’t kick off for another two days. But the Pro’s were in full swing today at a spot that may well kick start the event for 2017 on Wednesday.

There was action aplenty, even in waves that could best be described as ‘average’ at a place that is one of the best waves in West Oz when it turns on (like last Sunday). Still, that didn’t stop the hoards of surfers and photographers from descending upon this particular sleepy little town. With a judges viewing platform already in place and scaffold being erected, there was only one last thing to do. Bring in the portable dunnies.

With all of the action unfolding before my very eyes, I couldn’t help but wonder…is this the last time that we’ll be seeing the Pro’s in Margaret River??

Some would hope not. Some couldn’t care less. One thing is for sure though – the show must go on.

PJ

Super Sunday

The 19th of March saw some pumping waves in the south west. One spot in particular seemed to have it all. Heavy wipeouts, crowds, drop-ins, busted boards and broken bodies. And of course…there were barrels. But would you honestly expect anything less when this spot is pumping on a Sunday?

Autumn has arrived.

PJ

Summer Dayz

Here’s a few images from a fun day of surf on a hot summers day on Friday 24th February. The conditions were fantastic and the waves were smoking.

Enough Said.

PJ

Mermaid Convention – November 2016

On the last weekend in November, I had the pleasure of photographing some free spirited Mermaids who congregated at the northern tip of the Busselton Jetty for the first ever Mermaid Convention. But what exactly is a Mermaid? Stories of mythical mermaids have been part of cultural folklore worldwide for centuries. These ‘girls of the sea’ have been known to attract sailors by singing to them…only to lure the hapless sailors to their death. What was I getting myself in for?
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After missing the miniature train that runs the length of the longest wooden construction in the southern hemisphere, I had no other option other than to walk the 1841 metre length of the Busselton Jetty. By the time I’d reached the end, there was only one thing left to do. Jump in and test the water!.002

Their is no evidence at all to suggest that Mermaids actually do exist. However, I’m sure that the healthy crowd of spectators looking on from the Jetty, would’ve had any doubts completely erased from their thoughts after witnessing the Mermaids swimming around carefree and gracefully.
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After swimming around with the Mermaids, I contemplated the character traits of Mermaids. From first hand observations, Mermaids appeared free-spirited, a little elusive but effervescent and maybe…just a little Mischievous.
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Some of the Mermaids had swum the vast oceans, totally committed to the convention. So it was understandable that at times, some of the Mermaids took any chance that they could to regenerate through rest.
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Without the ocean – Mermaids cannot survive. Mermaids respect the ocean and look after it. They’re like the custodians of the sea. Just like Human Beings, without the ocean, we also cannot survive and we should be doing everything that we can to protect her.
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Some of the colours on display by the Mermaids were simply beautiful.
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Gracefully in tune with their environment. Like Dolphins, Mermaids love to play in the ocean.

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Sometimes Mermaids can be so elusive, that even Divers are sometimes completely oblivious to the presence of a Mermaid. Which is probably a good thing. Just in case a Mermaid tries to lure the diver to his death…
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Looking back now. I have to ask myself if what I had witnessed was in fact for real? Do Mermaids actually exist or was it all just a dream? On the surface, I’d have to say that the evidence does not exist. But in todays world, it’s probably a myth worth believing in.
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Thanks to Fifi and all the Mermaids in attendance at the convention for providing me with one of the funnest days I’ve ever had with a camera. I believe.