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.
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.