Welcome to the channel of pain
Many months ago after doing a sunrise session at Maroubra I drove around the headland and noticed this little dinky bay tucked away amongst some very expensive property, whilst I am sure its not the first time the place has been photographed it certainly has to be on the lesser known and abused list of spots.
After some reccy on google I noticed this mad channel penetrating the ocean, from the satellite view it look natural, however, as one can see its pretty clearly man made (something not noticed until on site)…. for what? probably a obsolete poo dump pipe :)
It has taken a few couple failed attempts to get here, mainly due to sleep motivation issues (I am looking at you here) but finally I made it :)
and.. ya know the real kicker? there were no hordes of togs there ! – well I don’t countmore than twice, so no hordes… just two :)
It was one of the really nice mornings to be out, nice colour, muted sunrise by a large bank of cloud cool rock formations and plenty of sweet green slippery ass moss (don’t quote that outta context)
As part of the reccy on photoephemeris.com) I noticed that towards the end of the year the sun lined up with the channel… hence the need to get there now-ish :) There are several other nearby locations like this which come alive with the sun lining up channels and crevasses…all which are on the cards for the month of december :)and the photographers ephemeris (
anywhos… onto the obligatory image info..
This image is captured from 4 different exposures, even with the graduated filters onboard the super dynamic range of the nikon D750 there is still the need to bracket to capture all the dynamic range without pushing the limits of the sensor range and raw files.
This was also taken using my 11-16mm DX lens since my 16-35 is currently being assessed for repair..which by comparsion was not as sharp (well mostly) as my DX 11-16mm…
D750 coupled with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @16mm Aperture: f/11and Shutter Speed: 15s over exposed frame 5, 2 and 1 second for the highlight details shots. All manually blended in ISO 100
out front – Lee Graduated Filter 0.9x and the Hoya Circular Polariser.