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South Coast & Lion Rock

South Coast & Lion Rock

Thursday July 8, 2010

This months featured photographs come from Lion Rock on the South Coast of Tasmania. Our stay turned out to be on quite a squally evening on the beach, with persistent showers only allowing a brief shoot in front of the striking silhouette of Lion Rock. The rough waves crashing over the rocky foreshore made for some dramatic compositions, all the while hoping spray wouldn’t get on the camera. It was a very busy evening in the “photographer’s office” :)

Lion Rock, South Coast Tasmania

Lion Rock, South Coast Tasmania

Lion Rock has a very distinctive silhouette, and located nice and close to shore means great movement of the water over the rocky foreshore. The showers coming and going made this shoot tricky, but I was still able to get a nice 20 second exposure of the surf crashing around the rock and the foreshore, with the dark clouds and lack of evening light making for a dramatic capture.

Lion Rock, South Coast Tasmania

Lion Rock, Evening View

The following morning dawned much calmer, with the squalls moving out to sea. The morning in fact turned on a nice stormy atmosphere, complete with rainbows and dark clouds on the horizon. In fact the morning images have turned out much darker and menacing than what conditions were actually like on the shore (although shooting the morning scenes did involve resigning myself to a soaked through pair of boots and socks for the return walk out)!

Morning Storm, South Coast Tasmania

Morning Storm, South Coast Tasmania

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Lion Rock, South Coast Tasmania

Lion Rock, South Coast Tasmania

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