Fairy Floss (1X1C3204)


Fairy floss like clouds on a pink toned sunset at Honeycombs Beach, Yallingup, South West, Western Australia.

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 “Fairy Floss” since whenever I look a the image I get reminded of fairy floss due to the clouds. The closer I look the less I think they look like fairy floss, but it was my initial thought so it became the title.

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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