We have had a lot of rain in the Southwest over the last week, and particularly over the last 24 hours. I went out to Meelup this morning and shot these two images.
(PS For those not familiar with Meelup there is no such thing as Meelup Falls- the waterfall only appeared after exceptionally heavy rain)!
I went to Kilcarnup with Mark Stothard this morning. It had been raining solidly all night, but we saw on the radar that the southern edge of the rain band was level with Kilcarnup, so it was worth a try. There were a couple of showers early but we managed about 90 minutes before we saw a solid band of very black cloud from horizon to horizon. At that point we gave up and headed back to the car in the rain. Here is one of my efforts.
On Monday afternoon the surf right along this coast increased in size. To paraphrase Banjo Paterson
“So all the cracks had gathered to the fray.
All the tried and noted riders from the coast near and far
Had mustered at the beachfront after lunch”
There were a lot of people out surfing, and all the carparks were full.
It was quite spectacular. However it also was raining heavily. This shot was taken from inside my car with the windscreen wipers on high and the airconditioning running to stop the windscreen fogging up.
I was looking through some old images and came across this one which I had previously ignored. The original was lacking in contrast and was somewhat overexposed, but I thought it had promise. I reprocessed it to correct those faults and this is the result. Stormy days where the sun is occasionally breaking through can offer some good opportunities.
This shot was taken from Canal Rocks looking towards Wyadup Rocks. I originally thought it was at Yallingup, but on checking other shots taken at the same time I now see it is Canal Rocks. Hence I have changed the title of the post!