Mona Vale Rockpool

Tatiana R

Sydney, Australia

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It’s been a while since I posted anything, and apologies for not being around much and not commenting much. Sometime you just get through a phase where you feel that you loose your touch. You feel that you repeat yourself and the others, and that everything was already done before and better. I know that you need just get over that feeling and keep going.

Anyway, I decided to post this photo. A bit of luck really with the light here. Taken yesterday morning, and totally unplanned shoot. It’s interesting how many time you would plan the dawn shoot, choose the location, check all the gear, sun rise and tide times, and then arrive there only to find a totally cloudless sky, or the whole beach crowded with a local camera club.

The previous night I set the alarm clock to 5am thinking that if I am awake, I’ll get up and go somewhere (see, I was given a lens to try out). I was very tired from the working week and really surprised myself waking up 20 minutes before the alarm, alert, awake and ready to action. Checked the sky – Wow, Clouds!! Got the gear, got in a car, and just took off towards the Northern beaches (about 30 min drive at night). As I was half way, I could see the sky turning red and I kept thinking that I probably will be late by the time I finally arrive. And also trying to decide to which beach I should head – there are so many of them one after another. Couldn’t think of any other than Avalon, but that particular location is not easily accessible at high tide, that I know was approaching. So when I turned off I didn’t know the beach I was near but I saw the rockpool, and sky was setting on a fantastic display! No time to think really. Only when checking though my bag (unprepared, so embarrassing) I couldn’t find the Black Glass! Shock Horror! Fortunately had Lee Filters, which I had to hold manually, since this lens diameter is 82mm and my holders are for the 77mm

Thank you for looking, and listening, please view large!

Canon 5D
Canon EF 16-35 mm F/2.8 II Lens at 16mm
Speed: 5 seconds
Lee ND Grad filters

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