Taken Monday morning just after sunrise.
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!
The Quindalup jetty has been attracting the attention of photographers over recent years. In the 2011 Epson International Pano Awards, 4 images of the top 50 Nature Amateur and the top 50 Nature Professional results were images of the Cape to Cape region of Western Australia (ie they were from my backyard). 2 of these images were of the Quindalup Jetty. No other structure worldwide was so well awarded! Nor was any other region.
I have even posted a few images of the Quindalup jetty myself. However the Quindalup jetty has a lesser known brother – the Canal Rocks jetty. In rough weather (pretty common on this relatively unprotected coast) I doubt the boat ramp is much good for launching boats (would you back your car into this?), but it does offer some good opportunities for photographers. It works because the ramp on the left is higher than the ramp on the right, so you get these patterns of water flow as the waves spill from the top ramp to the bottom.
Just watch out for the unexpected big wave.
I went down to Quindalup this morning because there were some great clouds around – rain squalls etc. Unfortunately my camera had been in a warm house overnight, and once out in the air, I started getting condensation on the lens. It ruined a few of the shots, but I quite liked this one – almost a “classic” Quindalup boat ramp shot.