Intense Meelup (2X3C2542)


Intense sunrise at Meelup Beach, Dunsborough, South West, Western Australia.

This morning I was intending to photograph around Castle Rock, but missed the turn off and ended up at Meelup Beach instead. Since I was running late due to trying to sqeeze a little more beauty sleep in that morning, I didn’t really have time to back track, so ended up concentrating on Meelup Beach. I’m glad I did ad I was rewarded with an intensely coloured sunrise.

Unlike some of the other images of Meelup in the portfolio, this is actually the beach, where as those other such as “Near Meelup” are just around the corner. At the end of the beach is a little carpark and a nice little grassed area with some shady trees.

I wanted to compose an image which utilised the grass and trees in the foreground to frame the sunrise somewhat, so set about composing the image with that in mind.

This version is in standard format, with a reasonably long shutter speed to frost the water and allow the full colour of the sunrise to come through. The sunlight lighting up the lime green grass nicely in the process.

I was pretty happy with the image, but couldn’t decide on this or the closer square crop “Framed” which emphasises the framing a little more. So lucky you gets both in the portfolio.

Titled “Intense Meelup” to reflect the intense sunrise at Meelup Beach.

Meelup Beach is located in the South West of Western Australia, between Dunsborough and Eagle Bay. An idyllic beach setting with white sands, colourful rocks and crystal clear water. The coastline is normally calm with clear water and white sandy beaches, separated by orange coloured rocky outcrops and points. Protected by Cape Naturaliste from the relentless large ocean swells, it is in stark contrast to the other side of the cape, world famous for its large and powerful surf breaks.

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