Not its real name but it’s too small and insignificant to have its own name as far as I know.
It’s a spot that Murph & I photograph periodically and I thought this morning was a prime chance of being a good sunrise.
Up until a few months ago the track in was really defined, but what was a track a metre or two wide, has all of a sudden had branches and bushes grow completely across the track in many places.
After battling my way in and losing the track once in the dark, the sunrise was great for some longish exposure work.

Rocky Cape National Park
NW Tasmania

Canon 5dii
Canon TS-E 24mm 3.5L ii
20 secs
vertical tilt

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garth smith, rocky cape, national park, tasmania, sunrise


  • joel Durbridge
    joel Durbridgeabout 3 years ago

    Wow, how’s the glow on the rocks!! stunning colours! and to see the pebbles looks cool too!

  • Thank you Joel, it was a magic morning thats for sure, and as is often the case from a sky like this – I drove home in the rain.

    – Garth Smith

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonabout 3 years ago

    Well I think this should be ‘Garth Bay’….. Beautiful image, colours and lighting Garth, love it :o)x

  • Why thanks Josie, but I’m not sure what the Nomenclature Board would reckon about that!

    – Garth Smith

  • Travis Easton
    Travis Eastonabout 3 years ago

    superb Garth

  • Thank you very much Travis

    – Garth Smith

  • Odille Esmonde-Morgan
    Odille Esmonde...about 3 years ago

    Stunning, well worth the trek

  • Thank you Odille

    – Garth Smith

  • Husky
    Huskyabout 3 years ago

    Well worth the effort mate, great work Garth! (You mentioned hot pixels,,,,cant find it,,,but they drive me mad especially on long exp’s,,,,can they be stopped or lessened?)

  • Thank you Dale – yes ISO 1600 hot pixels on a brand new camera – still googling for info am I.

    – Garth Smith

  • Damon Colbeck
    Damon Colbeckabout 3 years ago

    Love this one mate, nice work!

  • Thank you Damon

    – Garth Smith

  • Robert Mullner
    Robert Mullnerabout 3 years ago

    Love the light Garth. Love the warm tones and comp. Another fine shot mate.

  • Thank you Rob, I believe you have been here and had the same trouble of the track disappearing in the dark LOL.

    – Garth Smith

  • Melinda Kerr
    Melinda Kerrabout 3 years ago

    There’s so much that’s beautiful about this shot Garth – the colour – the framing. But do you know what I like the most? The rocks under the water, like giant pebbles. Tassie is simply the most beautiful pace.

  • Thank you Mel, very much.
    Tasmania is a photogs dream.

    – Garth Smith

  • Donovan wilson
    Donovan wilsonabout 3 years ago

    Good Work Garth i love the light and colour.

  • Thank you Donovan

    – Garth Smith

  • Peter Hill
    Peter Hillabout 3 years ago

    Exceptional Garth! I like very much the careful DOF chosen with the tilt, and the light and composition are sensational. What’s the John Dory with the hot pixels?

  • Thank you Peter. Glad you can see it – got rejected from the depth of field group LOL.
    regarding hot pixels as soon as I took my first shot on ISO 1600 I noticed hot pixels so I’m doing a bit of research on it. Seems to be “semi-normal sensor behaviour” for the 5D2 from my research so far.

    – Garth Smith

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