Perfect Start (3X1C5751)


Glass calm perfect start to the day for boaters, Quindalup Boat Ramp, Dunsborough, South West, Western Australia.

On this day there was not a breath of wind, the air was cool and the water glass calm over Geographe Bay at Quindalup. An early morning storm had past and was dissipating on the Horizon as the sun began to rise. From a boaters point of view this was a perfect start to the day. I dare say for many of us, this would be an ideal start of the day too, unless you were a wind surfer perhaps.

This image is quite a standard viewpoint of Qunindalup Boat Ramp and probably the first image I captured there whilst on holiday from the North West of Western Australia where I lived at the time.

Titled “Perfect Start” as owning a boat at the time I couldn’t help but think how perfect it would have been to have been launching my boat for a day out on the water.

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.

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