Rapids detail Margaret River Western Australia

Flowing water Margaret River Western Australia

Rapids detail Margaret River is a 16x20in hand printed silver gelatin print. The image is from an area along the banks of the Margaret River that I have visited frequently since childhood. During the drier months the dark granite boulders of the river bed protrude above the water. At this spot an ancient marri tree leans precariously over the water. In winter its branches are submerged in raging water, causing it to gyrate. Rapids detail was photographed just before summer when the water was just flowing over the rocks. A huge air bell, made by the flow of water over the rock creates a dark silvery bubble.

Wista 4×5,  Tri X Professional,  90mm lens,  first printed on Agfa paper and selenium toned.