Early Start (3X1BW7936)
Early start in black and white at Quindalup Boat Ramp, Dunsborough, South West, Western Australia.
This image was captured on the same morning as “Morning Storm” at Quindalup Boat Ramp, near Dunsborough. I decided to shoot from the opposite side of the Jetty, back towards Dunsborough where the sky was a little more broken up. I also utilised a long shutter speed to try to add a bit more movement into the image, creating the slightly misted water effect and a softening of the clouds as they moved through the duration of the exposure.
I processed this image in black and white and cropped to a panoramic format with the bias on the jetty and surrounding water.
Titled “Early Start” to describe the time of the day and the fact I had to get up early to be in position to take the image.
Quindalup Boat Ramp is really just a typical boat ramp that can be found at any number of locations in around Australia. However given there are no surrounding break walls to provide shelter from waves, combined with the stunning clear shallow water of Geographe Bay, It is quite photogenic. As such is has been photographed by a large number of people, at various states of tide and weather conditions. Quindalup is located just east of Dunsborough in Western Australia’s South West. The ramp is of a much higher quality than the local Dunsborough ramp which has no jetty, so it is heavily used, especially in the tourist season. To be able to take photos here without boats getting in the way, you either have to be up very early (which may still not guarantee a vacant ramp) or come down in conditions not conducive to boating. Luckily that is often when the images can be the best.