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.
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.
It seems that whenever I make a decision to visit Petrel Cove near Victor Harbor, I'm greeted with some pretty amazing conditions. This particular morning last weekend was no exception. I thought mother nature was giving me an early christmas present but unfortunately, it cut both ways as well. After sunrise, the conditions were still amazing and I ventured to the top of the rock visible in that scene. Though I didn't fall over, a particularly vertical wave splashed water onto the 5dmk3 ( not a lot ....) and it subsequently cannot be turned out. I am hoping that some time tomorrow morning on Christmas day, it too will give me a present by allowing itself to be turned back on after drying out! Can't complain about the images to work with from the morning though and I will be super paranoid now within smelling distance of the sea.
Apologies again for the absence from dA and have yourselves all a fantastic holiday season Bring on 2013!! For a year in review, visit our blog page at www.everlookphotography.wordpress.com
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.
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 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:
Winter tides rush toward a flaming sunset at Pfeiffer Beach, CA. I had previously been shooting the portal and became tired of the endless groups of photographers shooting the famous rays. I realized i was ignoring a beautiful sunset and hiked up north to capture it. Take time to Full View this shot
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!
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!
The limestone rock formations at the end of Cape Dombey at Robe are jagged and quite surreal in part. Their delicate and jagged outlines looks as though they could crumble until you accidentally brush against them and come to realise how hard and sharp those rocks are! This particular formation and the water motion perhaps reminded me of the chinese lunar calendar year of the dragon ; a water dragon at that which won't occur for a few lunar cycles yet.