The Gap

Category: Opt 4c, Square


The Gap is a spectacular channel that has been formed through the processes of wave erosion, leaving a plunging gap in the granite rock face, 40 metres from the sea below. During the winter months, as storms gather, you can witness waves crashing and exploding up, to the top of the granite cliff top. A formidable sight.

A raised pathway allows visiting tourist to walk right out over the void and see straight down through the mesh floor to the water below. Not for the faint hearted. It's an impressive sight and a wonderful safe way to view it. 

The photograph was taken in the summer months, when the air was warm and the sun was shining. The colours of the granite dominate the scene drawing your eye to the shiny metal platform beyond. I like the scale reference the people give the image and particularly the spot of pink from one visitor. I was tempted to reshoot the scene without anyone in the shot but in hindsight I think the spot of colour actually adds to the image. The photo is dominated by greys, browns and blues but the element of pink creates an area of focus and interest that would otherwise be missing from the image. 

Location -  The Gap, Torndirrup National Park, Western Australia

Aspect Shown - Square

Product Code - FP17164S

Related Items