An image from earlier this year on a wild winter morning where the tide was high and the clouds ominous. In the distance, the bottom of a crimson rainbow shone opposite the sunrise. One of the most spectacular dawns I've seen at one of my favourite coastal locations close to home. I hope once baby settles down, I'll be able to head out to the coast again as you never know what you're going to get even at a location you know like the back of your hand.
Another shot from the base of the Pinnacles in June this year when the weather was wild, swell was up - challenging conditions but a great reminder of nature's powers. You can access this area from a turn off to Cape Woolamai. From the farthest car park it was about 45 minutes pleasant walking (in the right conditions). Only the last part is tricky going down a slope in the muddy conditions.
This is another image taken from Petrel Cove on a beautiful humid and sultry Christmas dawn. To welcome in the new year. I thought I'd post something vibrant Thank you to everyone here who has continued to support by viewing and commenting on my work. It has been a real pleasure and great to know that these morning trips on weekends have been providing a source of pleasure to someone other than myself !
This small waterfall is a little of the usual tourist route. It can be found a few kilometers off the main road heading toward the popular tourist attractions of Geysir and Gullfoss in the Southwest of Iceland. The most striking aspect of this waterfall was the long fissure through which it runs its blue streams. The water itself feels warm due to submerged geothermal activity which gives rise to slight steaming effect the water has. In the cold of Iceland, it's definitely yet another surreal sight to savour!
This was a picture taken just before dawn on a memorable morning at Hanson Bay on the South coast of Kangaroo Island. The morning started off with thick fog which eventually lifted. The clouds were grey and gradually lit crimson while the sea spray and fog also lifted. All the while, shadows across the dunes were a striking feature of the foreground.
Jokulsarlon lies in Iceland's South East - some 380km away from the capital Reykjavik. It is easily accessable by the ring road and is definitely worth spending several days there as the weather conditions change giving a whole variety of different possiblities for photography. This particular evening was clear and there were icebergs floating close to shore or already ashore. I fished this one out of the water for this image. Image was taken with a 3 stop soft and 2 stop hard GND (slight cast in the sky which I have left in). People have often commented on previous photographs about the reflection being brighter than the sky ; that is the intention with this image and several others I took while on the trip last year.
Sorry for the prolonged absence from dA. Life has been incredible busy of late with weddings, home renovations, work publications, and of course, Charlotte taking up most of my time. I've recently acquired a 5dmk3 and hope to revisit Iceland in winter to take high iso images of aurora in particular. This one was taken during our 2010 trip which is filled with fond memories.
Marianne and I will be heading off to New Zealand for 3 weeks at the end of April and we can't wait to test out the new camera's abilities! Happy Easter everyone
First of all, sorry for the lack of posting but Marianne, Charlotte and I were busy preparing and then finally enjoying our trip in New Zealand from which we just returned. About this shot.....
The location is 13km into the Routeburn track from the Divide in Fiordland National Park. The conditions when I started the trek could only be described as wet.......pouring rain, small rivers became streams to splash across along the trail, little visibility, a roaring 174m waterfall (Earland falls) requiring a detour at its base. All of us who arrived at the Lake Mackenzie hut that evening were sodden through despite our waterproof gear. As such, it was hard to get the motivation to sit lakeside at sunset, but the rain had stopped as we arrived so a little hope turned into smiles as this scene evolved over the still green waters of the lake. A moment to savour ! ps. Charlotte and Marianne were down in Milford sound enjoying similarly spectacular conditions!
Firstly, apologies for the lack of participation here on dA. Life has been full of different things happening including weekend weddings, work commitments and getting the house ready for renovations. That and looking after our beautiful baby has left us little spare time these days!
Putting that aside, in the days leading up to Christmas, I had managed to clear the backlog of wedding photographs to edit and so, I was excited to head down to the coast for a dawn again instead of seeing beautiful dawns and dusks pass through my study window! Petrel Cove is a rugged place to photograph with Victor Harbor's bluff in the background. Due to its southerly aspect, this kind of shot is really only possible during mid summer. In between dodging waves and getting soaked, opportunities like this presented themselves.
Merry Christmas everyone!! Lets hope new year presents itself with another opportunity like this.
The Pinnacles are an amazing rock formation off the coast of Cape Woolamai along the rugged shores of Phillip Island overlooking Bass Strait. To me, it looks as though land rose from the wild seas. At its base, steep shores, orange boulders and wild westerly winds make it a pretty difficult place to photograph technically (spray everywhere, slippery rocks, freak waves). But due to the wildness, it can make for some dramatic looking scenes. This is a 7 shot panorama of 1 minute exposure for each frame taken on a cold, intermittently wet and wild day in June this year. It currently sits as a 1m canvas print on my entrance hall