NOBBY’s BREAKWALL DELIVERS ON HER PROMISE
And so the final day before returning back to Melbourne arrived, and I had still not had an opportunity to capture Nobby’s in all her glory. Although exhausted from the “action packed” schedule that Jenna had put us through our paces on, I was adamant that I could not leave Newy without having one final crack at another “early rise” photo shoot, and so we headed off towards the Nobby’s Breakwall.
By now, Jenna had learned all about the Blue and Golden Hour shooting opportunities, and kept on asking me to check the App on my iPhone for details. But then, as she gazed towards the sky above Nobby’s, she suddenly put her foot on the accelerator in an attempt to beat the sunrise.
We parked the car and literally ran onto the beach to position ourselves for what was about to unfold before our eyes.I stand to be corrected, but it seems as if the “Blue and Golden Hour” time period is much shorter here in Australia than back home in South Africa.
My heart started pounding as I tried to recall all the appropriate “time exposure settings” on my Fuji XT-1 to best capture this unfolding event in front of us. The sky literally started dancing right before our eyes, like a chameleon changing her colour from a cold dark blue to the brightest glowing orange sky that I have ever seen.
Click adjust, click adjust, set for bracketing, change exposure, click adjust, click adjust. Change my position for a better angle, and once again click adjust, click adjust. Gotta beat the sun!!! ~tick tock, tick tock ~ time is running out… And then of course, every now and then, pause, no in fact STOP… Take time out to absorb the scene. BE IN THE MOMENT, ENJOY THE MOMENT…
I very seldom CHIMP, (i.e. snap the shutter, and then view the capture), and today was no different. I just knew that I was capturing some of the most amazing imagery that I had ever captured in my photographic journey, and I was not disappointed as I eventually arrived home to download and view the images on a larger screen.