Silent Sentinel

Silent Sentinel - (c) 2015 Gerard Blacklock

Silent Sentinel – (c) 2015 Gerard Blacklock
Exif/setup love:
D750 coupled with 16-35mm f4 @ 16mm Aperture: f/16 and Shutter Speed: 210.3s
out front – Lee bigstopper

holding the fort against the fuzzies

After a failed attempt at sunrise this morning (due to rain and lack of sleepage), which involved a few mad text messages with RodΒ  at some ungodly hour…. I had a some time to burn and was nearby this marine navigational aid (which was the failed location of the sunrise session), so myself and Chaos made the decision to brave the drizzle and take a look, having never been there I thought a reccy would be worthwhile, so after a few minutes walking we came to this steel rung ladder leading down the small headland, hmmm probably not so appropriate for a 5 year old….. so I said to Chaos
‘are you brave enough to try and climb down there with me?”
to which she responded
‘not sure dad…its a long way down’
now, just some perspective, this is the girl that climbs on those crazy looking jungle gyms in the park and scares the the living daylights outta dad πŸ˜‰ ohh and those climbing gyms are probably a bit higher than this ladder…
‘ I’ll spot you as you go down?’ to which she said very indignantly , ‘no i don’t need you to spot me i can do it by myself!’
anyway i did insist on me spotting her as we went down, rung by rung in the wet πŸ™‚
After which we recc’ed the joint and took two long exposures, Chaos insisted on cleaning up all the rubbish on the shoreline at the small outcropping with exclamations of ‘oh my gosh, these naughty people who drop their rubbish… don’t they know a pelican could swallow that! ‘
gotta love kids…

Single frame, long exposure
Cremorne Navigational aid
Exif/setup love:
D750 coupled with 16-35mm f4 @ 16mm Aperture: f/16 and Shutter Speed: 210.3s
out front – Lee bigstopper


22 thoughts on “Silent Sentinel

  1. I was thinking (soon after going back to bed after our aborted pre sunrise session) that a daytime LE would also work pretty well here (even from up the top of the ladder too?)

  2. what they all said up there; + maybe 8 x 10 format (??). It's great photography (that new camera must be really good :p] but something isn't right……..maybe too grey (??) no pure or close to pure white in the file (??) Yeah; but someone will offer you $100,000 for it so what would I know lol
    10 minutes later: maybe some subtle dodge/burning. What was the colour of the lighter parts of the tower? But I want to see Chaos's photo πŸ˜‰

  3. +Rodney Campbell
    yeah i really wanted a panorama view of this spot, however I only had time for two photos or else we were not getting dinner πŸ™
    I think it could work from up top, but the nav aid would be less prominent in the frame and a different composition would be needed. It's a good low tide location too, there is lots of cool rocks and textures when the ocean is out.

  4. +Ian Browne
    maybe too grey , no true white or black areas ? I was going for that muted fuzzy grey look, but some extra definition/clarity (in the B/W sense) on the nav aid may help too.
    two pictures only here, Chaos was too busy cleaning up the rubbish (she was meant to be holding the umbrella πŸ˜‰ ) her image would have been better than mine anyway πŸ™‚

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