Sugarloaf Revisted

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Whenever I head to the south-west I always try and shoot Sugarloaf at least once.
Arguably the most photographed spot in the area, most angles have been shot before, but I still just can’t help and make the trek here.
A chance of thunderstorms this morning brought high expectations for myself and fellow storm nut and photographer Jaden McLean but they decayed before reaching the capes, however the remaining cloud was pretty awesome.

Pulsing Swells

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Recently I had the privilege of shooting in the south-west with a group of photographers who I admire greatly. On one morning we headed to the pretty popular location of Sugarloaf Rock, as I had shot there on a few occasions I thought I would go for a wander around to see if I could capture some of the larger swell pushing towards the coast.
This shot shows the swell pulsing over the rocks just off the coast. Combined with the colours of the morning light, it made for a pretty epic sunrise.

– Sugarloaf Swells –

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I am still going through a few image from last weekends trip down south with StuartTina and Shirley. This one coming from Sugarloaf Rock, showing a very nice consistent surf break.
The south-west has arguably some of the best surf in the world, and this was a small day. If only a surfer was on the wave, you would be able to get a sense of the size it was coming through at.

– Wydalup Rocks –

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Wydalup Rocks in another magical location in the South-West of Western Australia. A shot here not longer then a month ago and the sand I am currently shooting on was not there.

It is amazing how much can change in such a short amount of time.

Last weekend I was very fortunate to get the opportunity to shoot with a couple of incredible creatives, visiting a few different location around the Dunsborough region.

– Pastel Reflections –

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I headed back out again with Shawn Hayward down here in Albany.
We arrived at Emu point, and it was pretty busy, people walking their dogs, kids running up and down the beach. Not the most ideal scenario to set up for a few photographs. However as the sun set, the crowd departed and left the beach pretty much vacant.
I hope you like my effort from last night.

– Karijini Drive –

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A bit of discussion is going on in our house, with a trip up north slowly coming together. With that in mind I thought I would rummage through some files of mine from previous trips to Karijini. Sure the gorges are something else, and I love climbing down there, getting wet in the pools and taking photographs while the heat of the sun beats down on the parched Pilbara landscape. However, the landscape above is just as spectacular. Seasonal storms bring rain and brief relief from the heat.

Here is Mt Bruce, rising above the surrounding landscape. The second highest point in Western Australia behind Mt Meharry, just a short distance away.

Jindalee Beach Sunsets

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Some days in the summer we are very lucky for a strong cool sea-breeze to come in off the ocean and provide relief. Sometimes however it calms down to a gentle breeze right before sunset, and provides a great time to get down the coast and get a few shots.

A couple of nights ago. the elements all lined up. The breeze calmed down, the clouds were high, and the ocean was clear as day.

I love Western Australia’s coast!