In this blog series I am telling the stories of 100 of my favorite images, how I came to be there, what it was like and why I still enjoy the image. For image 6 of the series we are exploring an image from Bar Beach, Newcastle, NSW.
2 October 2006. Bar Beach, Newcastle New South Wales. Australia
There are many beautiful images of Turrimetta Beach from Sydney's northern beaches, the interaction of the low lying rocks, water and sand creating beautiful images of this beach. It was with these images as inspiration that I took to Bar Beach at sunrise. Once I found this scene I knew it was the right spot but I couldn't find a way to line the foreground up with the background sunrise! The answer was simply - don't. I moved further to the left to make my image of the rocks and sand. From this angle the sky reflects in the water that doesn't drain away quickly from the sand. The sun was about the crest the horizon as I took the image and this gave me a wonderful graduation of colour in the sky.
I love how simple this image looks, the sand is free of detail except for the sky it is reflecting, the rocks are dark and only the small pools of water lying on them provide any interest. Lastly the sea is calmed by the low tide and long exposure.
Creating fine prints is my favorite part of photography, sharing the ultimate expression of an image with someone who will cherish it for years to come brings me great satisfaction. If you would like to purchase a print please contact me, prints from this series start at just $100.