Another in the “Rainbow” series from Augusta…

As the sun faded way off to the right, the white clouds took on the typical last light orange hues before the sun disappeared behind a thick band of cloud….stunning light !!

Had a fantastic weekend in the South West of WA, a real test of my photography skills…you see, I’ve realised something..!!!.I don’t take day shots !!!…in fact other than to check settings, clean or get my gear ready for a hopeful camera does not generally come out in daylight so with only a limited time to spend in the South West and just an endless array of stunning spots to shoot….I was up for a real challenge.

We had mostly rain the first day with the light doing all sorts of strange things….the scenery is amazing with such a varied coastline from stunning beaches and rocky outcrops to monolithic rock formations….all just begging for the right light…but quite literally…it just didn’t happen the way I had planned it…but lets face it…life rarely does !…

So….. time to learn a few NEW techniques and how to cope with thick cloud, rain and strong but very occasional sunlight…coupled with bringing the camera out in daylight !!!!!…a recipe for some fun.

This shot along with all the rainbow series was one of those “Oh So Lucky” moments. It was approaching late afternoon and I was trying to find a suitable spot to set up for the “hopeful” sunset which didn’t happen by the way…we had showers all afternoon and the strong contrast between the heavy rain cloud, showers and glimpses of sunlight made for some wonderful light

This shot was taken at the Blackwood River Estuary, Augusta in the South West of WA, Australia as the rain clouds cleared…..Fantastic..

Nikon D90
Sigma 10-20mm @ 10mm
3.0 Sec Exposure
ISO 100
Hitech 0.9 & 0.6 ND Filters
Hitech 0.6 ND Grad Filter
Heliopan Polarising Filter

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Appreciating and capturing light is the cornerstone to my photography. combine this with the beauty of our Western Australian beaches and rocky coastline and you have something that should be both witnessed, captured and shared.

I hope I can inspire you to take the time to see a sunrise or sunset, on a coast or a rocky outcrop somewhere, and then maybe you can understand why for me, Photography has become a passion……

Jonathan Stacey

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  • David Murphy
    David Murphyalmost 4 years ago

    whoah!! Nice work here Jonathon…… the pov!!

  • And would you believe…dry feet !!..tippy toeing on the rocks…works a treat for a young agile bloke like me !!..Lol…Thanks Murph.

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisalmost 4 years ago

    What a beautiful capture Jonathan.

  • Thank you Lynne..:))

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • tinnieopener
    tinnieopeneralmost 4 years ago

    Excellent work Jonathan….Fave Mate:o)

  • Thank you Mark….:))

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Torfinn
    Torfinnalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent work!

  • Thanks Torfinn..:))

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Mark Robson
    Mark Robsonalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning capture Jonathan :))

  • Thank you Mark..:)

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfalmost 4 years ago

    Just superb.

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 4 years ago


  • Sunsetdaze
    Sunsetdazealmost 4 years ago

    I wonder if this caught your breath when you saw the final result, as it just did me?

  • Naia
    Naiaalmost 4 years ago

    you are making the most of every stunning moment, well done!

  • Polly x
    Polly xalmost 4 years ago

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