Mark Gray Australian Landscape Photography

T: +61 (03) 5975 5558

You Tube Channel

Port Willunga Pylons

:: Dissolve

Port Willunga Jetty Pylons, South Australia - Australia
Print Code:
Edition Size:
Only 100 Prints Available
Silver Award
Silver Award - WPE 2020 - Landscape
Silver Award
Nominee : Fine Art - 12th International Color Awards
Silver Award
Honorable Mention - Special: Panoramic - IPA 2019

These scattered pylons are all that remain of the Port Willunga Jetty. Just south of Adelaide, the old jetty was originally built in 1853 and was one of the busiest ports in South Australia, used predominantly as a grain port.

I had been aware of these pylons for many years and first visited in September of 2015 while in Adelaide planning our 'Alluring Adelaide' photography workshop. I visited a number of times while staying in Glenelg but was always greeted by clear skies or mediocre light.

On the arrival of little Zachariah Gray in November 2015 (our first child), I decided to put my camera gear away and focus on my proud new role of being a father. After 4 months learning the new skills required for parenthood, it was time to dust off the gear and get back on the road again, this time with Suzy and Zach coming along for the ride. Travelling with a 4 month old baby was an adventure that's for sure!

We travelled across to Adelaide via Port Fairy then down to Kangaroo Island. On our return from Kangaroo Island we headed back to Glenelg for a few nights.

On our arrival in Glenelg it was nearing the time of sunset but it was raining steadily. I decided to check the radar and satellite anyway and to my surprise I could see strong potential for some beautiful light! I quickly said goodbye to the family and hit the road south towards Port Willunga.

I was really cutting it fine for time but had the sudden realisation on the way that I was most likely going to need an umbrella to avoid rain drops on my lens.  I made a hasty stop at a petrol station and secured the best umbrella they had on offer, a flimsy $10 job but it was going to have to do!

When I arrived at Port Willunga the sky was already lighting up so I raced down to the pylons where I was met by a couple of local photographers who had clearly been watching the weather too. The rain had stopped briefly so I setup my gear and found my composition.  

Soon after arriving the rain began again and the other photographers retreated to shelter. I pulled out my trusty umbrella and was quickly offered assistance by a drunk local that wanted to hold it over the camera and lens for me! I humoured him but he wasn’t doing a great job to be honest. Thankfully he lost interest fairly quickly so I took it back, cleaned my lens and got back to work.

The light and colour in the sky continued to improve over the next 20 minutes until it finally peaked amongst big brooding storms clouds.

I captured this photograph just as the light peaked, using a long exposure and timing the receding wave to draw one's eye into the photograph.

What an incredible moment in time.

Landscape Photography

Print Information

Mark Gray's fine art open edition photographs are printed on archival quality Metallic Pearl paper. The quality is exceptional with a very large colour gamut and high gloss pearlescent appearance. It also has a strong resistance to light fading and with correct mounting and framing will last for many years without any signs of fading.

After printing, your photograph is digitally signed and titled by Mark Gray. It's then covered, rolled and packed into a hard cylinder tube to guarantee safe delivery. All prints come with 'Framing & Handling' instructions ensuring you get the most from your print/s.

Landscape Photography

Delivery Information

For unframed prints and gallery wall stock (framed prints), Australia wide delivery takes 1-2 weeks and International delivery takes 2-3 weeks. For custom framed prints, Australia wide delivery generally takes 6-8 weeks and International delivery time takes 8-10 weeks. If you have a tight deadline feel free to give us a call and we can discuss your options with you.

All unframed print purchases receive FREE Standard Delivery World Wide.

Money Back Guarantee

We are highly confident that you will be more than satisfied with the quality of Mark Gray's landscape photos, however if you aren't happy for any reason, we offer a 30 day money back guarantee (providing we receive the print in the same condition in which you received it).

Any prints damaged in transit are repaired or replaced free of charge on return.

Landscape Photography

Please Note: The best care has been taken to accurately represent the finished photograph in the online gallery, however due to web limitations and differences in individual user's monitor settings, printed colours may differ slightly from the photos viewed on this website.

:: Return To Top


Are you a collector?  
I would like to enter your monthly prize draw, please add me to your mailing list. Privacy Policy
Photograph Photograph

ALPA Tech Cameras
Phase ONE Digital Camera Backs
Nisi Camera Lens Filters
Bellini Picture Frames
Manfrotto Camera Tripods
©Website Copyright Mark Gray Fine Art Landscape Photography 2004-2024. All rights reserved.
©All content & photos protected by International Copyright Law & cannot be used without written permission.