Some mornings I wake early and can’t sleep. It used to annoy me. Now I take the opportunity to arise predawn and go to the beach in the best part of the day.
Mt Cameron from Green Point, Marrawah, NW Tasmania.

800+ views

Nikon D40
Sigma 10-20mm Lens @ 10mm
ISO 200
30 seconds

finalist in the NW Tasmania’s “The Advocate” newspaper “Our Patch” photographic competition
from 1300 entries announced 12th November 2009

featured in Colours of Water 19th February 2009
featured in Tasmania 3rd March 2009
featured in Going Coastal 16th March 2009
featured in Your Magic Places 21st March 2009
featured in Topshelf Wildlife & Nature Art 21st March 2009
featured in Natural Colour & Light group 26th September 2009
featured in Australian Travel Photography group 31st October 2009
featured in A Photographers Craft group 19th November 2009
featured in Live & Let Live group 27th December 2009
featured in Photographers of Red Bubble 19th January 2009
featured in Seascapes with Rocks group 15th March 2010
featured in The Silky Touch group 13th September 2010
featured in Natural Colour & Light group 21th September 2010


beach, dawn, garth smith, long exposure, marrawah tasmania, mt cameron, sea, seascape, sold


  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 5 years ago

    I would put up with insomnia for this! Lovely mystical shot. Have you looked to put this in OUt of the Blue group?

  • Starting to appreciate it more myself kalaryder but its not a good thing combined with shift work LOL Awaiting approval in the “Out of the Blue” Group. Thank you for the comments.

    – Garth Smith

  • Neil
    Neilover 5 years ago

    Looks like some prehistoric sea monster is eyeing you off for breakfast Garth!
    I agree, predawn mornings are magic!
    Great work.

  • LOL Neil, I see that now. His eye swiveling in the socket to see who is standing on his jaw!!
    Thanks for the comment Neil.

    – Garth Smith

  • David Murphy
    David Murphyover 5 years ago

    Good one, Garth……
    shame you missed your sleep…..

  • Thanks Murph, I almost gave you a ring to see if you wanted to knock off early but thought the boss might frown on it. LOL.

    – Garth Smith

  • Raquel O'Neill
    Raquel O'Neillover 5 years ago

    This is just beautiful Garth!

  • Thank you Raquel. Glad you like it.

    – Garth Smith

  • christopherwhit
    christopherwhitover 5 years ago

    I love the color here and the triangular shaped rock adds impact. You certainly captured the magic of the predawn.

  • Thank you Chris

    – Garth Smith

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 5 years ago

    WOW Garth……. stay awake!!!!! You have an amazing eye for capturing brilliant photographs! Your perspective and composition is just amazing!

  • Thank you Vicki, that is such a wonderful thing to say.

    – Garth Smith

  • Lois Romer
    Lois Romerover 5 years ago

    Garth I have the problem of not getting to sleep till 1 , 2 or 3am to dark to go outside. Love this photo thought you have captured the water well.

  • I have that side of the problem sometimes too Lois. The joys of doing rotating shift work for almost 30 years.
    Thank you for your kind words.

    – Garth Smith

  • Carol Barona
    Carol Baronaover 5 years ago

    What a beautiful capture!

  • Thank you Carol.

    – Garth Smith

  • Marion Ardana
    Marion Ardanaover 5 years ago

    Love the simplicity of the composition here.

  • Thank you Marion

    – Garth Smith

  • Eunice Atkins
    Eunice Atkinsover 5 years ago

    Your on a roll . Well done on the feature.
    And in my back yard LOL.

  • Thank you Temma, yes so it seems.

    – Garth Smith

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