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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 morning's weekend foray into the countryside took me to Milang along the shores of Lake Alexandrina. The last time I was there, the water level was literally at least a metre lower. It was good to see the lake filled to the brim! The weather itself was pretty terrible but as often happens, some of the best light happens when there's even the tiniest of breaks in the weather, which happened at dawn. I haven't seen many pictures of this jetty so I hope what I came home with was original!
This is another image we took during a magical weekend at probably the best place on earth we have visited thus far for photography. After fishing up some ice blocks which were floating around close to the shore, we placed them for foreground interest where they weren't affected by movement. This was taken just on dusk. It is also the last image in the movie I have linked below which shows how much (or little) Marianne and manipulate our images for the final product:
This is another image of Lake Bumbunga but taken under different conditions. In easter this year (the previous shot) the surface was bone dry giving rise to the cracks and fissures. In spring 2011, there was a sheen of water on the surface of the lake giving it a slight reflection of the beautiful dawn which ensued. I look forward to visiting the lake again some day possibly to do some star trail reflections on a clear night! This tank looks like it could have done with some maintenance a long time ago!
During our recent trip to New Zealand, I did one night of the Kepler Track and found myself at Shallow Bay on the shores of Lake Manapouri. Rising mists and light rained combined to give this rainbow over the lake itself. This seemed to last forever and was one of many great moments of our trip. This was an exposoure blend of three images done manually. I did take one with a big stopper but found the feel completely different without the ripples of water and sheen.