Yep. Another file that has been sitting on my Mac for about one and a half years, not because I didn’t like it but just because I forgot about it. I’d been setting up at Yallingup main break for a sunset shoot, but couldn’t shake the feeling that I really wasn’t in the right place. Something kept telling me to head on over to Injidup Point and I decided to listen and jump in the car with only a few minutes to spare to get there.
As I was driving into the carpark I was presented with this scene. A double rainbow as a rain shower was passing. I stopped the car, grabbed the camera and popped off this shot before heading down to the beach. I’m pretty happy now that I took the shot as I reckon its a pretty cool shot. The afternoon glow from the setting sun along with the rainbows is just another visual splendor that I’ve managed to experience at Injidup.
Finally! I made it back to my beloved Injidup Beach, my first trip I think in almost five months. I must admit I really didn’t use the camera too much, I just strolled up and down the beach and soaked up the atmosphere, and as always it was totally relaxing.
The great thing about Inji is that its always changing. This time because its the end of summer and because it was a full moon the tide was right out and there was lots of sand covering the normally really big rocks. Usually these rocks that I’m standing on are being smashed by really big waves and you’d never get a chance to stand on them without being swamped or being swept away. I love this look but personally I can’t wait until the sand is swept away and we get the big seas thumping against the rocks again.
Did Perth get any clouds this weekend at all?
Its great to be back on deck after what’s seems like an eternity of travelling to great spots throughout the Great Southern and South West region of Western Australia gettting some great landscape photographs for the portfolio. It was both great fun and extremely educational. In Esperance and in Albany we had to deal with a number of extremely challenging lighting situations which weren’t easy. So to start off with something simple, I took a photo of this wave after catching up with Dylan Fox and Clint Baker whilst down at Injidup. As many people know Injidup would have to be my all time favourite place to photograph in Western Australia, and I’ve worked out at least another 5 shooting angles at this spot, however, I digress.
I just love this shot as its like you are looking directly into the soul of the wave just before it crashes and disappears into nothing, I think its a pretty special moment. What about you guys? Have you ever just stood there in awe of waves, of their strength and beauty as they come thundering into the coast only to be suddenly stopped by the coast?
Standby for more great australian landscape photos over the next coming weeks as I work through all the photos taken!!!
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Now days I believe that we all have a spiritual ‘Anchor’ on this earth. Flemming’s is Hawke Dreaming, Neal loves the High Sierra and Lake Tahoe. Well mine is Injidup Pt / Wyadup Rock. I have always been fascinated with it and always felt extremely cleansed when I go there. I have seen whales and their calves there and schools of dolphins swimming through there, not to mention its a great surf spot. My favourite photos of Christian’s are nearly always of Wyadup Pt because I feel such a strong connection to that place.
Well now I have a second place one, that isn’t as far. Its just magic, for the past two weekends I have just sat up on this hill taken a few photos and then just put the camera away and allowed myself to be aborbed in the moment. I’ve felt the last rays of the sun fall on my face, the wind gentley blowing through my hair and the night slowly embracing and soothing me. Okay, okay I know that sounds very hippyish (nothing wrong with hippies) but I’ve really felt clean and soothed when coming away from this place and that is a great feeling.
Does anyone else have a place like this that they like to head out to and just get ‘lost in the moment’?
Anyhow I’m off to Wave Rock tomorrow afternoon for an evening shoot, a star trail shoot and then a morning shoot and then I’m returning on Saturday morning. Wish me luck, apparently its a difficult spot to shoot.
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