This photograph is of Busselton Jetty. Not the main one, but remnants of an old jetty about 30 metres to the North of the historic icon.
The water was so calm on this morning a long time exposure created a milky sea that was incredibly flat. For post production on this shot i created two HDR Compositions. The first was to create the background of the Sunrise blending into the ocean. The second was to maximise the contrast and tonal range of the jetty itself which was subsequently masked into the background in Photoshop CS5. Nik Viveza 2 was also used to help create the dynamic range of colours from foreground to background.
First quick image from the Easter long weekend spent down in Busselton. This image was taken at Sunrise looking out from the Busselton jetty. Apparently this jetty is the longest (timber piled) in the Southern Hemisphere and is the most popular tourist destination in the town. At the end of the 1.8km jetty (which you can travel via miniature train) is a underwater observatory.
Aside from the underwater observatory it is a popular place to fish from which starts to get busy from first light.
I like the composition of this image with the reflection of the sunrise in the windows of the ticketing office and souvenir shop at the start of the jetty. This image has only had minor saturation and masking applied to it with the long exposure creating a glassy effect on the ocean.
For those on the other side of the world… Busselton (Population 20,000) is roughly 220km South of Perth, Western Australia about 2 hours by car. Though this can extend to 3 hours on the Easter 4 day weekend!
Chris Bishop professional commercial, landscape & travel photographer based in Perth, Western Australia.