Prior to being soaked by rain by a passing storm at North Trigg Beach, Trigg, Perth, Western Australia.
This standard format black and white image was taken just prior to a downpour of rain, in which I got thoroughly soaked at Trigg Beach in Perth. The good news was it also meant that the most people had left the beach at this stage to take refuge from the inevitable rain. This included the dogs who were determined to knock my tripod over or run around digging up the sand directly in front of me during a long exposure.
Luckily for me, the small wash of the waves cleaned up all the foot prints and with a now deserted beach I could widen my view a bit more to provide more context to the composition, compared to the images “Build Up” or “Long Exposure Trigg”. The composition now using subtle leading lines along the shore to the rocks and from the clouds towards the rocks to ensure the hero of the image two thirds down was centre of attention (ok slightly off centre for my artistic appeal, but you get what I mean).
Titled “Pre Soaking” to reflect the moment of time prior to my equipment and I getting significantly soaked by the rain shower that was looming above.
Trigg Beach is located in the northern Perth coastal suburb of Trigg, in Western Australia. Given its close proximity to the inner city, it receives a large number of visitors daily. The southern section of beach beyond Trigg Point, is sandy and open to surf, whilst the northern section has numerous limestone outcrops and fringing reefs which on small swells provide a degree of shelter to the beaches. That reef, combined with the rocks, also make for much more interesting photography.