We tried something new for Christmas this year. We drove for 6 hours and setup camp at Thurra River – in Victoria’s Croajingolong National Park. From there, a 45 minute hike gets you to Point Hicks – where a working lighthouse marks the spot where Lt. James Cook first sighted the East Coast of Australia.
Under a gloomy, dull and boring mid afternoon sky as we walked to Point Hicks, I commented to my brother-in-law Tony (with all the bravado of a pro) that “there’s no bad days for photography”. It’s an idea I’ve been working on, ie: being optimistic that whatever light presents itself, there’s always a good opportunity to create a photograph. Still hours away from the beloved ‘golden hour’ of beautiful warm light at dusk I had my chance to put the idea into practice. I worked hard trying to make something of what seemed just an ordinary sky and a tall tower that didn’t quite fit the frame that well, and reflected how I felt about the place that afternoon. The result is above.
I also managed to drag myself out of bed at some ridiculous hour before sunrise (pretty sure the time started with a 4) and captured some lovely morning light down at the beach. The sea-mist at sunset was also a treat. I like a beach that gives you a sunrise AND a sunset only 100m from your campsite.
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