Elephant Rocks is a locality on the southern coast of Western Australia, near the town of Denmark. It is in William Bay National Park. The large boulders of granite on the coastline resemble elephants, seen from behind, and they are a popular subject for photography.
I decided to capture an image looking inland toward the wondeful granite tors on the hill top in the background. The iron-stained granite in the foreground gives a nice orange colour to contrast with the green and blue elsewhere in the photo. I included a dyke of black dolerite which cuts across diagonally in the foreground, to produce a strong geometric element.
Scanned from a slide. Polarising filter used to bring out the blue of the sky and water. A large f-stop was used to get maximum depth of field, so the foreground would be in focus.
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rewshearer (682) 2006-07-17 0:14
Wow - those are some rocks!! Your note is very informative, and the shot is great. Sharpness, DOF, composition are all good. Possibly needs a slight colour tweak, a reduction in greens? But great work.
Propofol (1790) 2006-07-17 5:21
Vincent, this is a very intelligent composition. You've captured several clusters of these amazing boulders in this frame, and their arrangement works very well.
Nice colours and sharpness - bravo!
Matthew-Watt (5956) 2006-07-17 23:49
Like to write a longer resposnse but the bell is ringing and I have to get back to class! Excellent features, colourations in the water and sky, textures also good. Well done.