After 3-4 days of wet cold weather , me and Malcolm Katon headed off at 3.45am to Kiama to shoot at the Bombo headland at the site known as the Boneyard. Its an old quarry that we have both posted shots from before.
The weather gods were fairly kind and we had a partly cloudy morning with no wind, no rain and a tinge of orange here and there. Its funny when we go shooting together, we don’t see that much of each other. Especially at this location which is fairly vast in photo terms. He does his thing and I find my thing
We were amazed to find a huge swell crashing waves onto locations we had stood in previously. And this was at LOW tide!
Some waves were making it over the top of the highest rock formations…. we should have stuck around till 2pm and high tide!
Simple shooting…. two RAW exposures combined. Levels and sharpening only. First exposure was F7.1 and 46 seconds ISO 50, second for the sky was the same but 5 seconds .Canon 5D with Canon 16-35 L zoom at 16mm. No filters needed as it was dark!


sea, rocks, waves, sunrise, australia, stormy, bombo, kiama, long exposure

Rather take photos and do most other things. I travel Australia for work and get more opportunities than most Sydney siders to see beautiful parts of Australia

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  • David  Hibberd
    David Hibberdover 4 years ago


  • Thanks David… Its an awesome place.. you just need to turn up and there are photos tapping you on the shoulder!

    – David Haworth

  • Hicksy
    Hicksyover 4 years ago

    Stunning capture. Almost an eerie looking scene.

  • It is a weird old scene…. very strange after dark as well!

    – David Haworth

  • Caroline  Lloyd
    Caroline Lloydover 4 years ago

    very nice David – oh and I see you had a picture in Australian Photography Magazine’s October issue – well done!

  • Thanx Caroline. I’m going to see if one I took this morning makes it in to the new “stormy” competition. Its all good fun.

    – David Haworth

  • Vittorio Magaletti
    Vittorio Magal...over 4 years ago


  • Brian Dodd
    Brian Doddover 4 years ago

    Amazing Shot!!!

  • Thanks Brian preciated!

    – David Haworth

  • Eve Parry
    Eve Parryover 4 years ago

    You are now as expert at shooting waterscapes, as you are at landscapes. You chose a beautiful spot.

  • actually I am suffering a crisis of confidence re landscapes…. seascapes are easier LOL!

    – David Haworth

  • garts
    gartsover 4 years ago

    Lovely capture, thanks for the notes.

  • my secrets are your secrets adrian!

    – David Haworth

  • Paul Pichugin
    Paul Pichuginover 4 years ago

    Great capture, some awesome detail in the shot and the dual exposure is just perfectly combined :-)

  • Thanks very much Paul

    – David Haworth

  • berndt2
    berndt2over 4 years ago

    wow! this puts me in mind of fantasy landscapes of the kind you’d see in Lord of the Rings.. and it’s Kiama, NSW! Beautiful work

  • Geoff  Coleman - Landscapes
    Geoff Coleman...over 4 years ago

    This is fantastic David – almost a primeval feel to it – beautiful tone and atmosphere.

  • primeval I like thanx Geoff

    – David Haworth

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