I had to make the most of it yesterday, I was determined to get some shots in the time I had to myself. It was rainy and windy and cold and bleak and the sea was churned up and it all seemed so appropriate… I stood rugged up with an umbrella over me and still the filter had to be wiped between shots, a few good ones were ruined by big rain blotches. I also had to remove the strap from the camera as the wind was throwing it around and shaking the whole shebang. I shot only with the “black glass” and that seemed poignant too…

Turimetta Beach 30th May 2011 15:29 EST

Canon EOS550D (kiss x4)
Canon Efs 15-85mm IS (IS turned on)

ISO400 10s f/13 f=15mm
Hoya NDX400 and Cokin P121M ND grad


  • JanT
    JanTover 3 years ago

    Great feeling of stormy weather , Matt. Love this and love wind and rain and yelling into the surf with no one to hear. This shot gives me that wonderfully freeing feeling. Beautiful work!

  • Thanks so much Jan, it was definitely one of those particular “communing with nature” times that only occur on a desolate windswept beach, not another soul in sight the whole time I was there… the feeling was good. :)

    – Matt Penfold

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonover 3 years ago

    Moody and mesmerising…

  • Thanks Mieke, lovely to see you here :)l

    – Matt Penfold

  • JanT
    JanTover 3 years ago

    Perhaps one man’s “cold and bleak” and “poignant” is another’s wild freedom and joy. A fav, of course. I wish I could help.

  • That’s so true Jan, even my “cold and bleak” and “poignant” is not a bad thing, it just seemed like the right sort of place to be. It’s my favourite beach to photograph and just like most people, it has many moods and faces… :)

    – Matt Penfold

  • bazcelt
    bazceltover 3 years ago

    great capture of the mood of the day! well worth the efforts.

  • Thanks very much indeed Bazcelt :)

    – Matt Penfold

  • Traceyisanozzy
    Traceyisanozzyover 3 years ago

    Matt this is DIVINE, absolutely amazing tones and so painterly……what a truly beautiful image with the most gorgeous lighting! xo

  • Thanks so much Trace, It was great to get some time out and to bring back some images that I was happy with, so glad you like this one. Did you get a chance to listen to that song? Great lyrics :) x

    – Matt Penfold

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 3 years ago

    love, love how this makes me feel….x

  • Thank you Lisa, it seems to be “felt” by many people and that is really satisfying to know :) x

    – Matt Penfold

  • Kymie
    Kymieover 3 years ago

    Ohhhh Llike this, wonderful mood :-)

  • Thanks Kymie, very much appreciated :)

    – Matt Penfold

  • RavenSoul
    RavenSoulover 3 years ago


  • Thanks heaps Vonne :)

    – Matt Penfold

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 3 years ago

    brilliant work Matt :)

  • Thanks so much Jenny :)

    – Matt Penfold

  • Caroline Gorka
    Caroline Gorkaover 3 years ago

    Great feeling…good stuff Matt!

  • Thank you Caroline, very much appreciated :)

    – Matt Penfold

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