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Almost Organic

Posted by
Darkelf Photography (Perth, Australia) on 23 December 2017 in Landscape & Rural.


Waves crash against basalt rocks at Bombo Quarry in Kiama. The water washing off the rocks made them look almost organic and alive in nature.

This is the kind of location where any conditions are good for photography and one's imagination is the only limit on possible compositions and ideas.

When it became apparent that sunrise would not produce any great colour, I decided to concentrate on specific sections of the quarry and especially on close ups of wave action and the amazing basalt rocks.

I think that black and white impressions of Bombo also bring out a kind of extra rawness to the scenery. Rocks seem sharper, water action seems more rough and pronounced and the landscape feels like an alien living being. Looking at this photo, I can still recall the sound of the waves and the smell of the salty water splashing all around.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 1 second F/8.0 ISO 200 55 mm

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