∞ On Edge ∞ by Jonathan Stacey

For the last 3 weeks I’ve been travelling to Geraldton, WA from Perth, around 41/2 hours North along the newly finished Indian Ocean Drive, A superb coastal trek cutting through several nature reserves and national parks offering some extremely unspoilt, natural scenery. One of these sights are the moving sands…Vast oceans of pure white sand slowly moving inland fuelled by the constant strong sea breezes, there are several ‘Oceans’ along the route. The most amazing sight is the winds blowing the sand off of the crests of the dunes….Clouds of sand enveloping the land…..This capture taken from probably the most accessible of them running close to the road around 20 k’s North of Wedge Island on the edge of the Namburg National Park, which by the way also contains the Pinnacles Desert, yet as it is.. effectively, “In the Middle of Nowhere !”, there was not a single footprint left in the sand, with passers by tending to pull over, take a snap and move on the long journey….

In the words of “Peter Lik”….What am going to do sit in the carpark and shoot it with the long lens… F*^# that….I’ve gotta get the shot !!!!

A few hundred metres walk later…and you’re in a different world….

Once again… I wish I’d had a few more hours spare to stay for sunset !!… It turned out to be amazing with an inland storm and some of the most amazing coloured sky’s I’ve seen in a long time….that would have been incredible to capture over these dunes !!… Next time !!!!!!!!

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1/125 sec exposure

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0.3 ND Grad

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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……

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  • A.M. Ruttle
    A.M. Ruttleabout 4 years ago

    Wow, Jonathan, I could have sworn this was going to be snow (but then maybe that’s because I’m surrounded by it and was just skiing backcountry where the wind had sculpted the surface like the sand above). Elegant, and your writeup makes me what to go there, be there, in that different world! AMR

  • Funny you should say that…It is pure white sand so as you approach on a bright day it really does look like a snow storm… in Australia !!!!.. Thanks for the great comment..J

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • A.M. Ruttle
    A.M. Ruttleabout 4 years ago

    … hmm, not enough coffee on board yet; I meant “want to go there”!

  • mmm..Coffee, now you’re talking !!!

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • pennyswork
    pennysworkabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful sculptural look to thos Jonathan :))

  • Thanks Penny.

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Luke Griffin
    Luke Griffinabout 4 years ago

    Stunner of a shot mate. It looks just like the snow I was skiing on the weekend…. amazing stuff.

  • Ha..!!..Thanks Luke, well sandboarding is a lot of fun also..!!!

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Jeanie
    Jeanieabout 4 years ago

  • Naia
    Naiaabout 4 years ago

    very very cool

  • Thank you Naia.

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Bogdan Ciocsan
    Bogdan Ciocsanabout 4 years ago

    very interesting result :)

  • Thanks Bogdan.

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Caterpillar
    Caterpillarabout 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much for the feature Kasia, mucho appreciated..:))

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Valerie Rosen
    Valerie Rosenabout 4 years ago

    beautiful work! :-)val

  • Thank you Val.

    – Jonathan Stacey

  • Leon Ritchie
    Leon Ritchieabout 4 years ago


  • Thanks Leon.

    – Jonathan Stacey

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