19 November 2018 – They say that once you learn how to ride a bike you never forget. Now I’m sure the same can be said for learning to shoot landscapes, though on this one occasion it sure felt like I was back on my training wheels!
It was late in the afternoon when my wife and I arrived at our stay in Coles Bay. After a brief moment settling in, we decided to head out to the local beach located a short walk away, and were soon greeted by the sight of these magnificent orange lichen covered boulders, their striking colour accentuated by the setting sun. Beyond the rocks was a stunning backdrop featuring the mountains known as The Hazards (located in Freycinet National Park).
Perhaps it was the overwhelming scenery, or maybe just the challenge of the elements – strong wind being a major factor – but it was a struggle to find a composition I was happy with.
After spending some time at the spot shown below, I decided to spend the rest of the afternoon scouting a location for the next day’s shoot.
Unfortunately, heavy clouds the following morning brought about light rain and a fairly muted sunrise. After the sun failed to show I decided to call it a day and spent the rest of the morning just enjoying the surroundings and staring at what looked like a seal playing in the waters.
I’m not sure if the photos on this post do enough justice to the amazing location, though I can safely say that this is one spot in Tassie I hope to return to one day.