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Posted By: deaning, 09-22-2012, 10:09 PM

I thought I would maybe go get some rugged water and some nice ND long exposures, but I was not prepared for this. I had been to The Gap in Albany West Australia a few times, a popular and dangerous tourist attraction but never in such severe weather. The wind was howling and waves were topping the 25m cliff with sea spray drenching everything in sight. I had my camera held under my coat and these are just point and shoot grab shots to give an indication of what it was like, I was blown over twice, luckily the wind was inshore. The 3rd pic is a wave topping the 25m (approx 75ft) mark.

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09-23-2012, 05:33 AM   #2
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What an extraordinary sight! You must have felt fully alive standing there as witness to this powerful wind and surf. The rock is amazing. Thanks so much sharing Dean. Very awe-inspring...
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wow! ... so there was no thought of dropping a line in then, cheers.
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Man that's crazy, great shots especially considering the weather. Maybe another day, would like to see the ND shots.

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What power the sea has. Glad you managed not to hurt yourself when you got blown over.
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Dramatic and tempestuous. Super job.

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The power of the ocean nicely captured.--charliezap
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QuoteOriginally posted by tessfully Quote
What an extraordinary sight! You must have felt fully alive standing there as witness to this powerful wind and surf.
Certainly did! I have a healthy respect for the power of nature, all the tourists left quickly and it was quite something being alone there.

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wow! ... so there was no thought of dropping a line in then, cheers.
None lol!

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Man that's crazy, great shots especially considering the weather. Maybe another day, would like to see the ND shots.
It's only about 45mins away and I will get some ND hopefully of something a little different from the usual touristy shots of the area and take some floaties, go off here and it is about 2 hours before any chance of a rescue boat, only 1 person ever made it I think. The used to have a life ring but it kept getting stolen would you believe.

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What power the sea has. Glad you managed not to hurt yourself when you got blown over.
I bounce well!

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Dramatic and tempestuous. Super job.
Cheers!

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The power of the ocean nicely captured.
Thanks Charlie.

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I share your pain. I have been there once, about a year ago. Wind was horrific, camera and lens coated in salt spray. Not camera friendly at all. I would love to go back on a calm day, if there is such a thing down there
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I would love to go back on a calm day, if there is such a thing down there
The few previous times I have been were mid morning and pretty calm conditions, but when that southerly gets up forget it!
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