24 minutes ago
Warrior on the Edge of Time, Forresters Beach, NSW
Ahh – Forresters Beach, or Forries as it’s locally known. The south end has always been a favourite of mine, with large free-standing rocks scattered over a very large, and quite flat, rock shelf. However, despite it being a favourite, I have had a very low success rate while shooting here.
Well – in a word from a local – it’s dangerous and people die here! Maybe that’s overstating it but you do need to be careful. The waves can come pounding in and catch the unwary. I had taken some previous images this evening, and had stacked them for improved quality, but was trying a new composition. I hadn’t moved far, but just enough so the wave action was slightly different. I soon had the water half way up my shins, not too powerful, but still waves, so needed to be careful. The net result – I got two frames off (one for foreground and one for sky) before I got waves (albeit slow moving) above my knee level. Time to move – and quick!
I got home and just loved the feel of this image. The wonderfully sculpted rocks, and the smoothness of the rock platform with the wave movement softening the foreground. No real obvious ‘land and sea’ divide rather a mix of airglow and coloured light.
EXIF:- EOS5D Mk III ~ Samyang 24mm ~ 15s Sky 60s Foreground ~ F2.8 ~ ISO 3200
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