Port Willunga is located on South Australia’s lovely Fleurieu Peninsula approximately one hour drive south of Adelaide. The Port Willunga jetty is a well known destination among Australian landscape photographers.
I took this photo in March last year. It was during a South Australian road trip with my good buddy Simon Beedle. Port Willunga was one of our last shoot locations after driving through the Flinders Ranges, Burra, Adelaide, and Kangaroo Island. The overcast weather we had on the day was perfect for some slow shutter, moody black and white photos.
I really like the way this particular photo turned out. Waiting for the water in the foreground to flow back in towards the pylons before pressing the shutter created a solid leading line into the photo. Due to the overcast sky diffusing the light, the colour wasn’t overly vibrant so I opted for a black and white post-process and increased the contrast significantly.
Later on we experienced a nice lightning storm on the horizon. It was a special afternoon out there shooting the Port Willunga pylons.