FROM delivering babies to indulging in his passion for photography, San Remo resident Tony Tropiano will continue to capture the “magic” Mandurah has to offer.
Mr Tropiano took the photo pictured after sunrise, on May 12 at 8.15am, at the steps near Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.
“I was having a bit of fun one morning, taking photos of the new bridge, and I crept up slowly behind the bird to take the photo before he flew away,” he said.
The now retired GP and Obstetrics doctor said photography had always been a special interest of his.
“I used to be on call, day and night, at Pinjarra Hospital for emergencies and delivering babies,” he said.
“I retired from general practice about 18 months ago after starting at Pinjarra 1984 and then also running a branch practice in Mandurah when the hospital moved.
“Now that I’ve retired, I will focus on keeping active mentally and physically, being involved in the community and further developing my photography passion.”
The father of five said his love for medicine and photography evolved when he was at the University of WA in 1974.
“My photography work has been on a volunteer basis only,” he said.
“I have volunteered as doctor and photographer for the Variety Bash over the past 10 years.”
The 63-year-old said now his kids were older and he was retired, he had more time to do “volunteer and professional” photography.
He said Mandurah was the perfect city to photograph.
“The diversity, magic landscape, activities, waterways, flora and fauna – Mandurah is quite diverse for a photographer,” he said.
“It’s a pity because a lot of people go to travel to exotic parts of the world but there’s so many places locally that can be photographed.”.