Morning Storm (3X2BW5751)
An early morning storm on the horizon at Quindalup Boat Ramp, Dunsborough, South West, Western Australia.
Overnight a passing storm had kept me awake in my holiday accommodation in Dunsborough, so I was eagerly anticipating good cloud formations in the morning for my planned photo shoot at nearby Quindalup Boat Ramp. Upon arrival at the ramp just before the first rays of light appeared over the horizon, without another soul in sight, I wasn’t disappointed. On the horizon the remnants of the storm lingered and the sunrise was just starting to make its presence felt.
Being a fan of black and white I wanted to capture a black and white image of the heavily photographed structure. I felt the black and white would help portray the scene in a calm peaceful manner. It would also enhance the structure of the jetty and the distant storm clouds on the horizon. To maximise the scene, I have left it in standard format.
Titled “Morning Storm” to describe the scene with the storm on the horizon during the early morning.
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.