This is a photograph of the Margaret River Mouth in the South West of Western Australia in August. My biggest accomplishment with this photo was getting enough blood into my fingers to operate the camera. It was probably my coldest experience as a photographer. I got up at 4.30am and from our Redgate accommodation made the trip to the River Mouth by about 4.45am. Needless to say I was a little early for the Sunrise. Sitting in my car in the pitch black till the first glimmer of light began to appear at about 5.30 i made my way down the rocks to the beach. I could of really used a torch, so instead i fired off periodic flashes to see what obsticles lay in front of me.
This shot was taken looking inland up river and was about a 2 minute exposure. For any tourists and visitors from overseas and interstate i can't recommend this area of Western Australia enough. Only 3 and a bit hours drive from Perth, it is truly one of the most beautiful places in Australia. Filled with wineries, untouched beaches, old growth forests, caves, furniture & art galleries I highly recommend a visit.
Chris Bishop professional commercial, landscape & travel photographer based in Perth, Western Australia.