Sugarloaf Rock Leeuwin Cape Naturaliste

Sugarloaf Rock – Revisited

One of the locations on my to do list (blue dots google maps, of which it would take more than a lifetime to complete) is Sugarloaf Rock in the Southwest of Western Australia. I first shot this location over 3 years ago one evening and the following morning. Since then I have reshot this location a few times in quite different conditions. A week or so ago I made another screaming trip south to for the night. I had not planned on visiting Suagrloaf Rock this visit but reading the clouds and winds I found myself back there again waiting and hoping for some nice filtered light …

Well at first the clouds looked like they would pass right overhead before sunset and that they did, so it looked like yet another wash out. As I was texting back and forth to someone about the conditions at the time (nothing ventured nothing gain) another band of cloud came on in and provided some filtered light … With my location pinned down I just waited and waited for the right time … Joined by a zillion mozzies and one lizard we had Sugarloaf to ourselves again … Later that evening a thunderstorm was brewing over the ocean with flashes of lightning. I never managed to capture any of that as each time I set up it started to rain, so back into the car for a very hot humid and crap nights sleep …


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21 Responses to Sugarloaf Rock Leeuwin Cape Naturaliste

  1. True North Mark says:

    Looks nice and sharp there son! Nice one wabbit!

  2. Gary Wooldridge says:

    That must of been the night I was at Meelup Beach thinking I should of been at Sugarloaf Rock hahaha

  3. True North Mark says:

    Indeed you will mate…sorry for the inconvenience mate!

  4. Love the colours in this shot. A place I’d love to shoot

  5. True North Mark says:

    You Rucky Guy you! šŸ™‚

  6. Ilya Genkin says:

    Mate, this is awesome! Just fantastic!

  7. Your work in going for a natural look with great clarity shows in this image Neal, this is a great revisit and take on Sugarloaf. For my taste, horizon perhaps a tad centered but otherwise I quite love it. Look forward to seeing some 100% zooms of the images with that awesome lens.

    I have yet to get back to Sugarloaf actually, when I do want to basically be in the water shooting up and showing the height. Dunno if it’ll work, but that’s want I want to try šŸ™‚

    • Cheers Flemming … Thats what I am trying to achieve, better clarity and simpler images in general … Not sure I’d get in the water down there, maybe right on the edge because there are some vicious strong under currents coming in 3 directions at this spot and I’d say it would be a easy place to drown ….

  8. Dylan Fox says:

    you sir have captured a magnificent moment here and this may well be my favourite shot of this rock!
    I have only been here twice and the last time was 2 years ago and I still have nothing good of it!
    The rock looks nice and bright considering the contrast against the setting sun…
    Love it!
    Are you allowed to sleep in ya car in that parking lot?

    • Thanks Dylan thats quite the wrap considering you would of seen your fair share from this location … It took me quite a few visits to be happy with a result … No I don’t think so, I made my way to another location off the beaten track for some rest …

  9. islandimages says:

    Well worth the wait Neal, tack sharp as well!

  10. timwratephotography says:

    Be careful Neal – you might cut yourself with those new lenses! haha

    Lovely image though – I like the contrast between the warm sky and the cooler water. I like!

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