Redgate Beach Western Australia
Redgate Beach Western Australia walking the Cape to Cape trail. You can tell from the image the weather was coming in at the time I made this photograph. It was already spotting with rain and the wind had picked right up. I quickly opened my tripod and got my wooden field camera from out of my day pack.
It’s times like these that familiarity with your photographic gear really helps. Luckily my camera is very simple to set up. Just a wooden box with leather bellows and a lense at one end, a sheet film at the other. On a previous blog I wrote about some of the difficulties in making this picture under trying conditions.
Sometimes to get a memorable image you have to take your camera out into dramatic and changing weather. Making the exposure at just the right moment was critical. I wanted the pyramidal spray of distant surf breaking against Isaacs Rocks to be central in the horizon.
Velvia 4×5 inch film Wista Field Camera and 90mm lens.