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Low tide black and white at Burns Beach, Perth, Western Australia.

This image was taken on the same afternoon as the brightly coloured “Blazing Winter Sky”, yet presents a totally different perspective of Burns Beach near Perth, within Western Australia. Taken at low tide in the fading light, I wanted to highlight the different rock formations and capture the contrasts in the sky without colour. From the light tones of the loose boulders to the dark reef platform. Resulting in a reasonably dark moody image.

In the little pool in front there was a large octopus much to my sons delight. I wasn’t allowed long to take the picture, before he was intent on trying to catch it! Maybe I should have titled the image “Octopus Garden”…

Titled “Broken” to reflect the loose boulders amongst the solid reef. Perhaps also a statement of deeper meaning too, depending on your state of mind.

Burns Beach is located along the northern coastline of the city of Perth, Western Australia. Whilst parts of the beach are sandy, there is also a lot of limestone rock structure along its shoreline, making for interesting vistas, especially at sunset. The northern end is a preferred location, especially when the winter storms have washed a lot of the sand from the reef and the green moss grows quickly on the reef platforms and rocks along the shoreline, often exposed at low tide.

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