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Locations - Dunsborough

The coastlines of the south west are spectacular - particularly around Dunsborough and Yallingup.  Sugarloaf Rock (probably my favourite coastal location) is in this area and I made time recently to pay it another visit.  While in the region I also did an evening shoot at the sheltered Shelley Cove.

Shelley Cove has nice rocky foregrounds, a small beach and shelter from the evening wind so it is an ideal location for an evening shoot. You might find yourself competing for space with fisherman though as it's a popular spot for rock fishing.

SHELLEY COVE - Canon 5D mkiii, 17-40 @ 17mm, f16, 3.2sec, ISO50

SHELLEY COVE - Canon 5D mkiii, 17-40 @ 17mm, f16, 3.2sec, ISO50

Unlike my last visit I didn't get such nice skies so I only had a short window of time to take advantage of some pastel colours and find some different compositions. The below image emphasizes the interesting foreground rather than Sugarloaf Rock itself.

SUGARLOAF ROCK - Canon 5D mkiii, 17-40 @ 17mm, f16, 30sec, ISO100

SUGARLOAF ROCK - Canon 5D mkiii, 17-40 @ 17mm, f16, 30sec, ISO100

Coastal locations often lend themselves to a vertical format shot as this allows you to include a lot of foreground in the frame.  With the field of view provided by a 17mm lens you can include everything in front of your position - in fact you have to be careful not to include the tripod leg!

SHELLEY COVE - Canon 5D mkiii, 17-40 @ 17mm, f16, 20sec, ISO100

SHELLEY COVE - Canon 5D mkiii, 17-40 @ 17mm, f16, 20sec, ISO100

SHELLEY COVE - Canon 5D mkiii, 17-40 @ 17mm, f16, 5sec, ISO50

SHELLEY COVE - Canon 5D mkiii, 17-40 @ 17mm, f16, 5sec, ISO50