Redgate Beach Approaching Storm

I was walking at Redgate Beach along the Cape to Cape Walk with an approaching storm 16x20in photographic print $300 posted worldwide.
Redgate Beach Approaching Storm
Approaching storm Redgate Beach

Redgate Beach Cape to Cape Walk

Redgate Beach approaching storm. I was walking from Bob’s Hollow to Redgate Beach along the Cape to Cape Walk. The day had started out sunny but pleasant. Now it had suddenly turned stormy.

A blustery cold front was fast approaching the coast. Low scudding clouds moved rapidly across the sky. Dramatic displays of bright spots and dark  shadows moved across the coastline. A break in the clouds low on the horizon gave a late burst of sunlight illuminating the foreground rock. The surrounding tidal patterns made gentle swirls in the sand.


The light was rapidly changing and I needed to move fast. It’s times like these that familiarity with your photographic gear really helps. Luckily my camera is very simple to set up. Basically, it is just a wooden box with leather bellows. There is a lens at one end and a sheet of film at the other.

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. At my back were some low dunes. These just sheltered me from the full blast of the wind but also restricted my movement for composition. If I was exposed to the wind it would have been almost impossible to focus my camera with my head under the focusing cloth.

Sometimes to get a memorable image you have to take your camera out into dramatic and changing weather conditions. Salt spray, sand and rain can all take a toll on your gear.

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. Redgate Beach Western Australia was made with a single exposure on my last remaining 4×5 sheet for the day.

Velvia 4×5 inch film Wista Field Camera and 90mm lens.

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Since 1989, Alex Bond has published cards, calendars, books, and posters under his imprint Stormlight Publishing. His images showcase the West Australian environment. Bond's handcrafted, silver-gelatin, fibre-based prints are personally made by the author in his darkroom.

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