Landscape Photographer from the South West of Western Australia

Redgate Beach

This is one of the many beautiful beaches in the Cape to Cape area.  Just offshore is the wreck of the Georgette ( where Grace Bussell rescued the people on board by riding out in the surf). Apparently the wreck can be seen at certain times of the year – probably the end of winter when the sand has been washed away).

The red on the rocks is a lichen that is common on the granite rocks from Dunsborough to Cape Leeuwin. It contrasts beautifully with the white sand and blue sea and sky.

Redgate Beach was a welcome sight at the end of a 10km walk from Prevelly (at the mouth of the Margaret River) along the Cape to Cape Trail!  However there is a sealed road to the beach, and this is one of the beaches with easy access.

Update: I have reprocessed the image according to Mark’s suggestion and my response. This is the reprocessed image.

Redgate Beach

Redgate Beach


2 responses

  1. I think this composition works well Ian, but the skies look blown out with saturation to me.

    I think if you printed this image it would be blocked up with blues.

    Try desaturating somewhat and check the gamut warning in view mode.

    April 5, 2011 at 10:10 am

  2. Thanks Mark

    You are probably right. The photo was taken in the middle of the day, and on the right the sun was very bright. The sky was very light on that side and I was concentrating on recovering the sky in that part, but I have overdone it in the rest of the sky (you can see on the RHS that the sky is OK). I will rework it using a graduated filter to limit the effect to the area needing it. I could crop some of the RHS off, but I like the line the rocks make.


    April 5, 2011 at 10:23 am

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