Stepping Stones (1X1C3672)


Sunrise over rocky shoreline of Castle Rock Beach near Dunsborough, South West, Western Australia.

After retreating to the car temporarily due to a sudden change in weather (see “Change In Weather”), resulting in an unexpected shower that I wasn’t at all prepared for. As soon as it cleared, I again ventured down onto the beach at Castle Rock Bay, near Dunsborough in the South West of Western Australia.

The pastel coloured purple to pink and orange sky had now changed with the sun continuing to rise and the visible effects of the sunrise were beginning to fade. However thankfully some of the low hanging cloud was still reflecting a shade of purple, adding an extra degree of interest to the sky and casting shadows on the clear aqua coloured water.

However for this image, it wasn’t the sky that I wanted to focus on, but the numerous beautifully coloured rocks that lined the clean white sandy shore towards the point closest to the carpark. A relatively slow shutter was used to slow the water movement a touch as the small waves surged over the rocks. The layout of which reminded me of stepping stones, and had I not being carrying a heap of expensive camera gear, I may have been tempted to step from one to another like I would have as a kid many years before. Perhaps that’s the big kid in me coming out.

Titled “Stepping Stones” to reflect what went through my mind at the time, when my inner child wanted to see how fast he could step across them without falling off.

Castle Rock Beach is a popular swimming and fishing beach near Dunsborough in Western Australia’s beautiful South West. It’s also a very heavily photographed place perhaps due to its proximity to Dunsborough. The beach gets its name from the rock structure at the eastern end, which resembles a castle with a little imagination.

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