These shots were taken upstream of Moon’s Crossing (the crossing refers to an old road crossing now in poor condition and only navigable by vehicles with good ground clearance and when the river levels are low). Upstream there are large pools and the river runs at a direction that allows the early morning sun to light the river – very nice in an early morning fog!).
This morning there was a very heavy fog around Dunsborough/Quindalup and probably to Busselton and most of the vineyard areas. It was a bit hard to know where to go for the best effect – I tried along the west coast but it cleared over that way. Eventually I went to the Quindalup boat ramp.
This morning I went to Meelup. There was a superb sunrise, but that wasn’t the star attraction this morning. The sea was obviously still warm and there was a cold offshore
sea breeze blowing. The warm air over the ocean was meeting the cold air off the land, and creating a fog which was moving rapidly out to sea. The combination of the fog, and the sunrise was amazing. This shot shows the fog. It was taken after sunrise, and looking away from the sunrise.
This second one is a “classical” Meelup shot.
The next shows the sunrise at its most spectacular.
And finally some lovely tones. It was a superb mornings shooting, and I have lots more to stitch!
For those who don’t know Were Wines is the name of a vineyard opposite the Bootleg brewery (presumably owned by the Were family). The sign outside the vineyard says “Were Wine – the’re beer”!
This was taken 12 months ago.
This was taken the same day as the Hayshed Hill fog image I posted earlier. This is not a B/W conversion – this is as it came out of the camera.
This morning there was a heavy fog from Bunbury to Dunsborough, and patchy fog in the area between Caves Road, and Bussell Highway. There were also some clouds in the sky giving some prospect of a decent sunrise. I had permission to shoot at Moss Bros vineyard, and there is a great spot the owner told me about. As it turned out the fog was thick, but some distance away, and there were clouds on the horizon, reducing the glow from the sunrise. However the result was worth the trip I thought.
The fog started to lift after the sun rose, so I went home. When I got home I found the fog was still a thick blanket between Dunsborough and Busselton. On a clear day we can see Bunbury from our balcony – this morning we could only see the blanket of fog. So I quickly dashed off to Quindalup, and shot this image (this is not a black and white image – it is full color!)
I like the contrast between the color of the dinghy, and the lack of color elsewhere in this next shot.
During autumn there is often fog over the Margaret River vineyards in the early morning. At this time of the year the leaves are turning yellow. The combination of autumn leaves, fog, and sunrise colors offer good opportunities for photographers. This image was taken April 20 last year. The Cape Clairault image from an earlier post is another example of the early morning fog.
. This was taken towards the end of April last year at the Hayshed Hill vineyard.
During late autumn there are usually fogs in the lower lying areas of the vineyards of the Margaret River region. This image is a multiple image stitch (2 rows, approximately 5 images in each row).
The autumn leaves, fog, red rays of the sunrise and the Marri trees in the foreground combine to create an image that is more like a painting than a photograph.
UPDATE: 2013. This image has appeared on the front cover of a magazine – State of the Future produced by the Department of Commerce, Western Australia.