North Narrabeen Pool - High tide by Tatiana R

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I decided to get up early and get to North Narrabeen Pool again. I photographed it a fortnight ago and there wasn’t much a sunrise so I hoped that the some little clouds that I spotted at 5am will provide enough colour for possibly beautiful sunrise. Wrong! This morning definitely wasn’t designed for a photography. When I arrived to my destination, which is by the way only 15 min from my work (and almost an hour from home), I was met by a gail wind from the see with a speed of probably around 40 km/h and gusts up to 60km/h or more! (I checked the web later)

The pool looked like this.

It was high tide as well, the waves were crashing onto the pool and roared themselves across and over the sidewalk!

At first I tried to hide myself and the camera from the wind behind that rock wall but there were not much of a view. So later I climbed up and perched myself on that cliff, almost away from the wind and with a high view on the pool, hoping that the wind will slow down, or I will see sun rising regardless of the wind. I battled the wind, and a sea spray, and took few shots.

I noticed few locals coming for their usual morning swim. Today all but one turned away!

Yes, today wasn’t very good for a photography. Nor for the Lee filters. Being large and rectangular they make very good flying objects! As a result I need to place a new order for a filter and process a number of photos.

Thank you for looking!

Canon 5D
Canon EF 24-105 F/4-5.6 IS USM lens
ISO: 50
Speed: 55 sec
Aperture: f/8
FL: 24 mm
WB: Auto
Focus: Manual
Filter: Hoya NDX400

North Narrabeen Pool in a low tide, and no wind


  • MickDavson
    MickDavsonalmost 6 years ago

    breath-taking colour, light and composition – a masterpiece.

  • Thank you so much Mick for your nice comment, you are very kind! :-)

    – Tatiana R

  • Peter Hill
    Peter Hillalmost 6 years ago

    This is really really good Tatiana! I love it!

  • Thank you Peter, I knew you would like it, and double thanks for the favouring!

    – Tatiana R

  • Ian Moses
    Ian Mosesalmost 6 years ago

    I like the way you have captured the movement of the water.

  • Thank you ! Yes, that’s what drew my attention too, well, it was hard NOT to notice it! LOL :-)

    – Tatiana R

  • whittsatwoopi
    whittsatwoopialmost 6 years ago

    Superb work – a fav for me (not just because of the excellent kit either!)

  • Thank you Simon, for your comment and a visit, I’m humbled that you liked it enough to favour! :-))

    – Tatiana R

  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayalmost 6 years ago

    So glad you added this to UK to Australia & back Tatiana it shines! You may also (if you havent already & waiting approval) add it to the ‘out of the blue group’ it would shine there also!! Fantastic image!! Tai

  • Thank you Tainia! You are very kind! Yes I already did and now it’s been approved and already featured, so I am all smiles! Thank you for your Fav as well!


    – Tatiana R

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallalmost 6 years ago
    Stunning capture Tatiana.!!!You deserve it after all that effort .Well done .
  • Thank you Lilian, yes, it was a very harsh morning!

    – Tatiana R

  • Tatiana R
    Tatiana Ralmost 6 years ago

    Thanks to the Out of the Blue group for featuring my work!

  • JennyMac
    JennyMacalmost 6 years ago

    Wow… Tatiana I love this image! Love the blue colour and the moodiness of it. Hope you feel battling the elements was worth it this time… because I think it was!!! PS Easy to say because it wasn’t me getting blown away LOL! Congrats on the feature too… well and truly deserved… : )

  • Thank you kindly Jenny for your nice words and favouring! Yes, I do like it, and it might not be soon to get the same conditions again to get the wave movement – locals that I talked to said that they haven’t seen such a rough morning for a while! :-))

    – Tatiana R

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 6 years ago

    outstanding image

  • Thank you so much Kathy, and for the Fav! Really appreciated!

    – Tatiana R

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 6 years ago

    amazing work…..

  • Thank you Antanas for your visit and favouring! :-))

    – Tatiana R

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