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What a morning!… got up VERY early to head down to Cape Schanck for a pre-dawn shoot of Pulpit Rock and surrounds, only to find that the boardwalk was closed for maintenance until mid-June. Had to think of a new location quickly or risk going home with an empty memory card… Sphinx Rock at Sorrento popped into my head and off I went.

Before today, I had never returned home with any decent photographs from Sphinx Rock and the Sorrento Back Beach, so my hopes were not high. As I came over the top of the hill to the beach, I saw that Sorrento Back Beach was more or less at low tide, and considered that I was probably wasting my time. Much to my surprise though, the low tide opened up a whole new world of photographic opportunities to me, with rock pools and water running off rocky shelves and so on. It was fantastic… and I ended up shooting from shortly before first light until lunchtime!

Oh, you may be wondering about the title of this artwork… this particular rock pool was found underneath the tail end of Sphinx Rock… hence, it is the Sphinx’s Bum grin

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  1. Canon EOS 450D
  2. Canon EF-S 18-55mm IS @ 18mm
  3. 3.2 seconds @ f/8 (ISO100)
  4. Manfrotto 190XB tripod with 804RC2 head
  5. Hoya PRO1D CPL filter
  6. HDR generated from 3 exposures (0, +/-2ev) using Photomatix Pro
  7. Corrections and enhancements applied using Photoshop CS4 with Topaz Adjust 4 and Imagenomic Noiseware Professional plug-ins

If you liked this image, you may also be interested in the following images, which were captured during the same shoot…


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  • bryanbellars
    bryanbellarsabout 4 years ago

    Lovely shot Jason.

  • Thanks, Bryan – glad you liked it!

    – Jason Green

  • Husky
    Huskyabout 4 years ago

    Great shot Jase and well worth the early morning start mate!!

  • Thanks once again Dale… I’m never disappointed after the early morning starts ;)

    – Jason Green

  • Clive S
    Clive Sabout 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Polly x
    Polly xabout 4 years ago

  • joel Durbridge
    joel Durbridgeabout 4 years ago


  • Thanks for another kind comment, Joel! :)

    – Jason Green

  • Polly x
    Polly xabout 4 years ago

  • valandsnake
    valandsnakeabout 4 years ago

    fab colour and clarity, beautiful.

  • Thanks, Val – glad you like it! :)

    – Jason Green

  • Ascender Photography
    Ascender Photo...about 4 years ago

    Fabulous, Jason.


  • Thanks again, Alan – and again, glad you like the artwork!

    – Jason Green

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonabout 4 years ago

    good work love the colour and reflection

  • Thanks, Phil – always glad to hear from you enjoying my work :)

    – Jason Green

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Tayloralmost 2 years ago

    so beautiful Jason, as with all your work, memorable! :)

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