Landscape Photographer from the South West of Western Australia

Castle Rock

Castle Rock is just outside Dunsborough. The carpark is the site of an old whaling station that dates back to the 1840s. I have heard rumors that part of the old station is buried beneath the car park!

This shot was difficult to get. There was a band of cloud on the horizon when I arrived, and it looked like the sunrise was not going to happen. I tried various positions and nothing was working until I saw that this cloud and rainstorm had moved to a position where I could line up the rock and the cloud. As I got in position the sun rose above the line of cloud on the horizon and the early rays lit the back of this cloud.

This is a four image stitch of blended exposures. This technique does not work well with waves (or other moving objects such as trees in wind), so I selected the best of the individual exposures and masked the water back in from a single image.

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