10 Seconds of Forever, Forresters Beach, NSW
Forresters Beach is one of my favourite Astro beaches in Aus. The standalone rocks toward the edge of the rock-shelf keep calling me. One day I will get low tide and little swell, and get closer to them than I have to date. The tide was running moderately and only up to my ankles on the main rock shelf. I set up as close as I could to where I needed to be rocks-wise, and began the painstaking process of composing the image and setting precise focus in the pitch black. I got nearly set – and then a slightly larger wave would come in, nudge the tripod legs, and I needed to start all over again.
Eventually I perched myself atop a large rock. And a good idea that was! The waves started, very unpredictably and erratically, to come in much faster and bigger. So there stood I, my small backpack firmly on back, tripod firmly set up, and the waves rushing either side of the rock.
I grabbed 20 or so exposures for the core for Sequator, and one for the sea. For aperture, I used F1.4 and experimented with a lot of shutter speeds, took another dozen or so frames, to get this.
I look back on this image and am so in awe of what I saw that night in the sky above me, the sound of the waves, and how immersed I was in taking the images.