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Contemplation (1X1BW3204)


Rocks on Honeycombs Beach, washed by the waves as the sun sets behind the clouds, Yallingup, South West, Western Australia.

Keeping in line with my love of black and white images, I couldn’t help but include one of Honeycombs beach. I love how the desaturated images enhance texture and structure, especially rocks, moving water and clouds.

I actually got wet shortly after this shot, when a set wave came rolling through and the white water washed over the rock in front of me and up the beach. Luckily I was holding onto the tripod so was able to prevent it being knocked over and my precious camera going for a swim. They don’t tend to like that too much…

I used a moderate shutter speed of 5 seconds, however the amount of water moment, meant that even 5 seconds was enough to create the motion blur, misty style I was after. A bonus as often longer shutter speeds will result in less contrast in they are also effected due to movement and as a result become softer. However in this case 5 second didn’t impact them too much.

Titled “Contemplation” since whenever I look a the image I seem to get drawn into it, and then find myself contemplating all sorts of things. Doesn’t make a lot of sense I know, but hey it makes you think.

Honeycombs beach is a beautiful secluded beach, just south of Moses Rock, near Yallingup in the South West of Western Australia. A popular beach with families in summer, and surfers all year round. Beautiful white sands of the beach slope down towards the clear blue water of the beach, interspaced with rocky outcrops. Fully exposed to the large swells that impact this side of the cape, making for a wild and rugged place at times.

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