Botany Bay

the underside

The many breakwalls placed in Botany bay to try and prevent sand shift and loss create a strange view but also do create neat photo ops and also handy fishing outcrops for those so interested in catching fish 🙂

At low tide you can see all the cool little sea creatures that have also turned up to make the basalt boulder wall their home, unfortunately its also slippery as a freshly greased bearing so one must take care not to slip over.

This image is a kind of panorama, i took one image for the foreground at an exposure to get the detail in the rocks and another exposure captured for the sky in particular to maintain the highlights on the clouds. I was too lazy to bother bracketing each one 🙂 and the post processing was as simple as stitching the two together and some manual blending to get the exposure correct between the images.

D750 coupled with Nikkor16-35 f4 @ 20mm Aperture: f16 and Shutter Speed: 1/3s and 6s (or thereabouts) for the foreground
ISO: 100
Out front: Lee Graduated Filter 0.9x and Hoya CPL.

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8 thoughts on “Botany Bay

  1. Wonderful colors. The overall tone is just excellent. Thank you for sharing with the #LandscapePhotography theme!!

    I understand that you have to stay on alert the whole time because it's slippery to begin with, and the fact that you are carrying the tripod (and other gear) wouldn't be an easy task (although I always use it as some kind of trekking pole, LOL) while you are making sure you don't get wet… Wonderful work!

  2. That came out brilliantly. I love seeing the little tidepools and can only begin to imagine what little creatures make them their home. Glad you kept your balance on those slippery rocks!

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