Gentle waves lap the shore near Busselton Jetty, Busselton, South West, Western Australia.
Similar to the image “Stormy Day”, this is an alternative view of the iconic Busselton Jetty in Western Australia’s South West. Captured in black and white to highlight the contrast of the both the structure, sky and foreground waves. A slightly slowed shutter provides the illusion of movement as the small wind generated waves wash up on to the beach and then draw back into Georgraphe Bay.
Titled “Motion” to reflect movement of the waves washing onto the shoreline.
Extending 1.8 kilometres over the protected waters of Geographe Bay, the heritage listed Busselton Jetty is the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. It is a tourist attraction in its own right, and as such is heavily photographed. Built in sections over the years from 1865 to the mid 1900’s to achieve its eventual length of 1.8km, it was officially closed in 1973. During 1978 it was significantly damaged by Cyclone Alby as it tracked all the way down the West Australian coastline, wreaking havoc to the South West. Over the years the Busselton community raised funds to restore the part of the jetty, with the West Australian Government providing the remaining funds to complete the restoration.