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.
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:
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.