Sugarloaf Rock

Situated near the coastline of the Leeuwin-Naturiste National Park, the Sugarloaf Rock is said to be one of the most widely photographed seascapes in Western Australia. After a short drive from Bussel Jetty, Clarence and I arrived at a lookout point overlooking the rock formation close to sunset. At the same time, a storm is brewing, which made for dramatic skies.

As it was sunset and the rock itself was backlit, I had to employ the HDR technique here, this time shooting 9 bracketed shots. This gave me +/- 4EV of dynamic range to play with, and after tone mapping and tweaking in Photomatix 4.0, here is the result.

The sun sets behind the Sugarloaf Rock Formation in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, WA.

Meanwhile, the warm evening sun has also cast a warm light on the surrounding coast. Simply beautiful. Again, HDR was used to handle the wide dynamic range present in the scene.

The setting sun casts a warm glow on the rocks next to the hill hear the Sugarloaf Rock in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park in Yallingup, Western Australia.
The setting sun bathes the coastline of Yallingup, Western Australia in a warm orange glow.



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