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 20 of the series I am looking at an image that I predicted would occur a few hours before the sunset!
11 December 2010. Tanilba Bay, NSW. Australia
In my last post I talked about the similarities between photographers and fisherman in how the joy comes from the time spent casting your line into nature and waiting for great light to come. Sometimes however, with a little knowledge of the weather and familiarity with a locality you can predict an image. On this day I had been outside working in my yard and as the end of the day neared I could see the wispy, high level cloud that can light up at sunset. The most important factor on that day was that the horizon was clear so I grabbed my camera bag and headed down to the bay. Knowing that the tide was out I decided to emphasise the sand mounds created by the crabs making their way to the surface while the water was out. This created a fantastic pattern in the sand to match the brilliant pattern that came out in the sky as the sun dipped below the horizon. I stood on the sand in awe of the ability of nature to produce such a scene, we really do live in a wonderous world.
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.