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Precarious Position: First Seascape of 2018

This image of Turimetta Beach was captured during my first seascape session in nearly a year, and this was the first time I have returned to Turimetta since 2012.

Precarious Position

Precarious Position

The conditions were a lot more dangerous than this image would suggest, with a strong south-easterly wind, medium-to-large swell and an incoming tide.

Large waves were crashing near this small part of exposed rock shelf and causing splashes and surges which made standing here dangerous.  I had to be quick about composing and capturing images in between sets of larger waves.

It was good to be near the ocean again, but having been out of the seascaping scene for quite some time, this morning‘s shoot had its challenges.

Turimetta Swell

This is an image I shot in January of 2012 at Sydney‘s well-photographed Turimetta Beach.

Turimetta Swell

Turimetta Swell

This particular scene is further away from the main gorge and rocks featured in so many images.

The morning brought a few successful images, but this one had sat untouched and unpublished for the past three years.

A moody, rain-laden sky combined with a decent swell made for some pleasing cascades and flows along the rock shelf towards North Narrabeen.

Revisiting Seascapes

This Easter long weekend has presented both the opportunity and desire to do something I have not done for a while: seascape photography.

The last time I shot a dawn or dusk seascape image was last October.  I was not happy with my images from that morning, and never published anything from that shoot.  I might re-visit the images again this weekend and see if anything does appeal after all this time.

Life has been incredibly busy over the past year with travel and other commitments, and when I do have days free (not often), all I want to do is rest rather than wake up at 3am and head out for a dawn shoot.

However, on Monday, I am heading into the pre-dawn darkness with Danielle, a friend of mine I met through photography, for what will be my first seascape shoot of 2013.  The place we are going is not one I have visited before, but she has been there, and from what I have seen, the place looks promising.

In the mean time, here is a ‘new old’ image from Turimetta during a dusk last winter:

Point to the Point

Point to the Point