Landscape Photographer from the South West of Western Australia


Yet Another Quindalup Boat Ramp Image! This must be the most photographed boat ramp in Australia. I was woken up about 1:00am by lightning flashes so I got up and drove down to the boat ramp. There was already a photographer there!

This is a second attempt following some suggestions by Mark Stothard. I reworked it from scratch with the intent of converting to B/W. (I removed the original version because of some errors – shouldn’t rush these things. I never seem to have time to do it right, but always have time to do it twice!

Quindalup Boat Ramp

Quindalup Boat Ramp


6 responses

  1. Looks good Ian, long exposures and a bit of lightning, can’t beat it. How long was this ?
    Cheers Pete.

    February 11, 2012 at 6:50 am

    • I took a series of 30 second exposures, then selected those with lightning, and blended them in Photoshop. That way a car arriving at the wrong time or knocking the tripod does not ruin the whole shoot. This was probably the equivalent of a total elapsed time of 20 minutes.


      February 11, 2012 at 7:07 am

  2. excellent Ian, great capture.

    February 15, 2012 at 7:07 pm

  3. Great image Ian. Works really well in B&W.
    It was great to meet you down at the ramp and have a good yarn. Will keep an eye out on your blog.

    February 20, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    • Thanks Luke – I couldn’t get rid of that sodium lamp red – I didn’t have a shot with it turned off to blend in, so I went for B/W. I will add a link to your blog.

      February 20, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s