Mooring Stump (2X3BW5740)
Black and white portrayal of a lonely mooring stump near Quindalup Boat Ramp, Dunsborough, South West, Western Australia.
Whilst the actual boat ramp is the subject of most photos taken at this location, I couldn’t help but ignore the loan mooring stump directly adjacent the Jetty. Photographers normally go to great lengths to crop this out of the images of the Jetty, but on this occasion I wanted to make it my subject.
On the morning a storm was just offshore, the water was eerily calm and the odd sprinkle of rain came and went. I felt the stump had a lot of character, so to bring out its texture and enhance the ripples in the sand and clouds in the sky, I chose black and white on this occasion.
Titled “Mooring Stump” to reflect the main subject in focus.
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 photogenetic. 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.