I used to live near this reserve and loved to stroll with my family around that area. As a local, I knew that at low tide, one can walk quite a distance out to the sea and the view back towards the cliff is dramatic. Therefore, on one summer morning, I headed to the reserve at around 4.30am and walked on the boulders towards the sea. I set up my tripod on the slippery boulders and waited for the sunrise in the chilly wind. The low-lying clouds were brewing in front of me and the waves were pounding on my feet. But surprisingly, I was totally at ease in the mother nature. That sense of tranquility is what I am seeking for from landscape photography. It is also the force that drives me up from bed when everyone else in my family is still sleeping.
Stormy summer sunrise at Port Cartwright Reserve, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.