While we were in the forest the cloud cover was being burnt off and the light became very harsh. However this shot just scraped in. It seems to break a few rules (the eye is lead to several different places for example). However I think it works and it provides a different perspective of the karri tree in the centre. I originally suggested to Mark that we try Boranup because with the cherry picker we could avoid the “looking up” shots of the giant trees and this worked well.
This was taken about half way along the Boranup Drive. It is worth taking this deviation off Caves Road if you are in the area.
The rally had a short stage around the Nannup oval on Saturday. The best shots I took were of cars that were having troubles. The best drivers seemed to take a neat line through the corners, and avoid any drama. Fortunately for photographers not everyone managed as well.
This car had troubles on the RH bend with the tail hanging out wide. Although the photographer looks worried, he is just bending over his tripod! The driver managed to straighten up, but the tail kept going, and was hanging out wide on the other side as he entered the following LH bend.
This area was logged around 1920, and this is all regrowth Karri forest. As the trees are roughly the same age they competed with each other for light and as a result are all very tall and straight. When driving south along Caves Road, south of Margaret River you come around a bend and are confronted with the sight of these trees. I am surprised there are not more accidents here as cars tend to pull up anywhere to look at the trees.
I found this difficult to photograph, largely because every time I left Dunsborough in sunny weather to photograph the forest, it was raining by the time I arrived! However the good news for photographers is that you don’t need to be here at sunrise to get the best photos. At that time the sun is still below the canopy. The best time is an hour or so before sunset or after sunrise, so you get the sidelight.