This morning Xenedette and I headed to Long Reef on Sydney’s northern beaches, where we were to meet up with over 30 (yes, thirty) other photographers for a dawn seascape shoot followed by breakfast.
The morning looked to be promising, and Long Reef has traditionally been a location where I have achieved very pleasing images; but this morning, for me it was not to be.
There were some nice pinks and oranges in the sky, but I struggled with composition, which is quite unusual for me. Normally I can plop my tripod, make a few adjustments, and see something that’s pleasing. Not today.
I shot a series of compositions on the end of the reef, but they greatly disappointed me. They were really quite mediocre.
I set very high standards for myself, and become exceedingly frustrated if I fail (in my own eyes) to meet them.
I was, and remain, very tempted to scrap the images.
There was really only one image which had any worth, and even then, it’s not something I’d give a high ranking.
Here’s the image:
Ironically, it was well after the pinks and oranges had gone, and the camera was facing the opposite direction.
Despite the photographic failure, it was fun to meet up with 30+ other photographers, and have breakfast together later.