I left work a few minutes early today in the hope that I could make it home in time to get my camera and make it to the beach before sunset. I had been mindful of the weather all day. The wind had been blowing, the surf report indicated big waves and it's been raining since the weekend. There had to be a good shot in this!
As I drove down to Redhead I looked back through the valley towards Warners Bay. I wondered if I had made a mistake as the sunset over the lake looked amazing. Too late, I was committed.
I raced out of the car and down to the beach. Got off a few hand held shots which is always my safety. I extended the tripod and stood it in the sand as I reset my ISO. Bang! Over went the empty tripod as the howling wind blew it into the sand. Now everything was sandy. My tripod head and all the adjustments. I hate that crunchy sound!
I recomposed and this was the result with only about 5 minutes left to shoot.
Canon 5Dmiii, 16-35L II with polariser @16mm, ISO50, f/20, 5sec, Cokin 0.3 ND filter
Canon 5Dmiii, 16-35L II with polariser @16mm, ISO50, f/22, 15sec, Cokin 0.3 ND filter