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Rocks and Ripples (1X1BW3680)


Black and white long exposure with Interesting ripples around rocks at low tide, Cable Beach, Broome, Kimberleys, North West, Western Australia.

This very long exposure, black and white image was captured after sunset when it was nearly dark on Cable Beach, near Broome. I wanted to capture a semi abstract image and using a long exposure to totally flatten the waves, enhance the ripples in the sand and maximise the available light. Merging all the elements together.

Titled “Rocks and Ripples” to reflect the composition focus of the rocks and ripples.

Cable Beach is a 22 km stretch of pristine white sand beach, washed by the stunning turquoise water of the Indian Ocean near Broome in the Kimberly region within the far north west of Western Australia. Named after the telegraph cable laid between Broome and Java in 1889, its natural beauty attracts visitors from around Australia and the world.

The western facing beach experiences large tidal movements on a daily basis, peaking on the spring tides, where the tide can recede several hundred meters from the high tide mark, leaving interesting ripples in the sand. There are several sections where the low flat reef just offshore is exposed on low tide, making for excellent photographic opportunities with some foreground interest. Combined with the stunning sunsets typical of the northern Australian skies, it is heavily photographed as a result.

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