Dead Horse Bay – Pristine
I hadn’t shot at this tiny Hawkesbury beach before, despite it being a favourite in years gone by for my boys to try to fish*. The colour in the sky was all behind the rising sun on this morning. So I had to shoot West.
I had to get to the far end of the beach from the access point. And I needed to do so without walking on the sand! I know it’s not far to climb down. But it’s in the dark, I have a head-torch, am wearing multi-focals to see, the rocks are uneven, I have a heavy backpack on, and I am carrying a large tripod. So I clambered across yet more uneven rocks but at least they were flat, to get to the far end of this small beach.
I used a long exposure and almost removed the duck from the frame! You can see a slight V-shape where it was paddling. The shape of the headland gets me – really imposing over the pristine sand below as the waves lap. So – I took the extra effort to make sure I left it as I found it – wouldn’t it be good if this was ’normal’ behaviour 😊
*No fish (well, very few) were harmed in their pastime.