I had an idea about photographing the Cape Naturaliste lighthouse but it needs some more thought. (It all started during the recent meteor showers which I wanted to photograph but clouds blocked the view). However one fundamental rule of photography is “look behind you – there is often a better shot there”. So in this case I looked behind me and noticed the light from the lighthouse was sweeping the rocks. A novel way of lightpainting. The milky way is in the left of the image.
Back home in the South West of WA. Last night I went out to Sugarloaf Rocks as there was some cloud around, and it even looked like there may be a thunderstorm. When I arrived there was a large band of cloud above the horizon, and the sun was disappearing behind it. It didn’t look promising, and some photographers left. I noticed a clear band just above the horizon and stayed to see if the sun would make a final appearance. It did and the sunset was quite spectacular.
Just north of the mouth of the Margaret River there is a huge Osprey nest that has been used for many years by a pair of Ospreys. It is on a small rocky outcrop just offshore so they are safe from everything except other birds. In this photo Dad is just leaving to go hunting. He joined up with about 3 other Ospreys who were circling the area. I think they may be chicks from previous years.
At least one of the chicks has hatched – I have one photo in which you can see a little head but you need to compare it with other photos to be sure it is not part of a branch, so I won’t post it.
There were strong winds from the NE this morning, and it was creating very rough conditions in Geographe Bay (well – very rough for Geographe Bay!). I normally fish off the big rock that now looks like an island. If you compare this to the image at the top of this page, this was taken from a position to the right of the top image looking towards the left. There is no beach at the moment.
This is a view of Bunker Bay taken from further west.
I went with a friend for a walk along a section of the Cape to Cape Trail this morning. We parked one car at the Margaret River Rivermouth car park, and then drove back to the Ellenbrook homestead. This way we don’t have to backtrack. This was a 12.5 km walk. Instead of following the track which goes inland from Ellenbrook to the Boodjidup river mouth, we walked along the rocks and beach.
At the point where the track rejoins the beach you get this view. The sand is pure white and very fine. Most of the sand beaches along the Cape to Cape region are a yellowy/grey sand but this section is dazzling. The limestone formation on the left is called Joey’s nose. I am not sure who Joey was but he must have had a good sense of smell.
At this point we still had to walk about 2km past the headland you can see in the distance. It was a very pleasant walk. The second image is a slightly different view of the same stretch of beach.
This area just south of Cape Naturaliste is known as ‘The other side of the moon”. It is popular with surfers. It was a bleak day but the clouds were interesting.