Maroubra: Calm yet Wild

Today and tonight I attended the first day of Kajo’s seascape workshop.  This is the first of what I gather will be many.

Our location for tonight was Mahon Pool and the surrounding rock shelves at Maroubra.  This is a location I’ve shot twice before (incidentally, once with Kajo), but I had not been there at twilight.

I fired off many frames, but have so far published two very contrasting images.  The first conveys a sense of serenity, with soft, pastel colours and implicit stillness.

Mahon Twilight

Mahon Twilight

The other image tells a story much closer to the truth.  The sea was big, and the tide was rising.  I spotted numerous large waves, including a few ten-foot dumpers, which naturally resulted in massive splashes and surges.  I got reasonably wet, too.  Here’s a glimpse of how tempestuous it was:

Wicked and Wild

Wicked and Wild

So, tonight I produced two very different images, with dramatic contrast in look, feel, action, story and even colour; yet both were shot at the same location within the space of 20 minutes.

I came away with some pleasing images.  Let’s see what becomes of dawn tomorrow.


2 thoughts on “Maroubra: Calm yet Wild

  1. Kajo

    Great images and very different indeed Johnno.
    It’s been a great dusk shoot for sure and I think everyone got away with some lovely images. The sky was nice and colourful too. Lets pray for clouds tomorrow morning :)


    1. Xenedis Post author

      Thanks Kajo.

      We were lucky to have some interesting conditions, in terms of the pastel sky colours, high, wispy cloud, and the big swell, which made things interesting. :-)

      Indeed, we must pray for a magical sky tomorrow.



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