Wyadup Moss (1X1C2486)


Lime green moss on rocks at sunset at Wyadup near Yallingup, South West, Western Australia.

This is a single frame from the large format panoramic stitch “Wyadup Rocks Sunset” captured at Wyadup Rocks, south of Canal Rocks in the South West of Western Australia.

I wanted to utilise a different composition to focus on the lime green moss on the boulder in the foreground, and the misted water through the long exposure, emphasising the cool blue tones. The immediate foreground providing a nice base to the image, whilst the , partly silhouetted rocky outcrop towards the middle of the frame provides some additional interest in the background of the image, drawing your attention to the clear intense orange sunset. A bright, happy composition in stark contrast to that of the image “Wyadup Forms”, which is decidedly dark and moody.

Titled “Wyadup Moss” to describe the location and the focus point of the striking lime green moss on the boulder in the foreground.

Wyadup Rocks are located just south of Canal Rocks and north of Injidup Beach in the South West of Western Australia. A popular fishing and tourist location that like most of the South West locations is heavily photographed. It is also the home of the famous Injidup Natural Spa, where water from the ocean breaks over the outer rocks and cascades down into a protected rock pool. Popular with both tourists and locals in the summer months.

The rocks themselves are exposed to the full force of the Southern Indian Ocean. Whilst relatively safe on calmer days, they can be extremely dangerous when the swell is running and large waves pound the rocks sending spray high into the air.

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