Mona Vale – Sydney – NSW – Australia

Canon EOS 450D – Canon EF-S Lens 15-85mm

Another from my recent trip to Sydney, where i caught up with fellow Bubbler Snannon Rogers . Not only is Shannon an incredible photographer, but he is also a great bloke. That being said, be wary of the stories that he may tell in the descriptions in some of his images. He may choose to tell you that i took a involuntary swim at this very location ………… untrue. Did not happen, without any images to back his story up, who are you going to believe. He says that he couldn’t get a snap of it due to having his “wide angle lens on”. Well i have seen his wide angle lens, it would fit most of the coastline on it, so how did it not record this so called incident.

Anyway, i have wanted to do a shot like this for some time now, the silhouette of fisherman with the sky seemingly engulfing them. Couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity with these conditions. This is a cropped version of the original, i felt it gave a better perspective this way.
BTW …….. these guys were actually catching fish, big ones in fact. In total they caught 5 Bronze Whaler sharks between them while we were there. I think Shannon got some images of them.

Hope you like this one …….

Featured in Australia At Large 25 / 06 / 2012


mona vale, sydney, nsw, fisherman, sky, sunrise, canon, landscape, panorama


  • Maxwell Campbell
    Maxwell Campbellover 2 years ago

  • Sharon Kavanagh
    Sharon Kavanaghover 2 years ago

    Haha, I had read that story how you took a dip but the camera wasn’t harmed in doing so (hehe)… Mona Vale is a beautiful part of the world (5 min away from where I work actually)… This capture is stunning too mate!!!!

  • Haha ……. all lies i tell you :-) I loved Mona Vale, really wanted to catch that tide rushing over the pool, but not to be this time. Glad you like this one Sharon, many thanks :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...over 2 years ago

    Oh, well done! Great image!

  • Thank you very much Donna, i appreciate it :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • Phil Thomson IPA
    Phil Thomson IPAover 2 years ago

    A fantastic sight with beautiful, rich, vibrant colours, Superbly captured, Max!!! The thing we have to go through to get a good pic (or so some would say)

  • Many thanks for your kind words Phil. Your feedback is truly valued. Sometimes we get rewarded for the lengths we go to for our pics. I may or may not have gone to great lengths here :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • Emma Holmes
    Emma Holmesover 2 years ago


  • Thank you very much Emma, very much appreciated :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • clickedbynic
    clickedbynicover 2 years ago

    beautiful panno, great image

  • Thank you very much Nic, i appreciate it :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • normanorly
    normanorlyover 2 years ago


  • Many thanks Norman, greatly appreciated mate :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • sunscapes
    sunscapesover 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture Max.. remember those swimming lessons are still on offer should you ever need them! ;)

  • lol……… may need them if i continue swimming with the camera in hand. Was so funny, i can only image what it looked like from anothers perspective. If anyone is going to do it, it will be me :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • John Dekker
    John Dekkerover 2 years ago

    Fantastic Maxwell, great shot

  • Many thanks John, really appreciate your comment mate :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • emajgen
    emajgenover 2 years ago


  • Thank you Emajgen, it is appreciated :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

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