Where has the week gone? Its amazing how time just seems to fly sometimes.
I’ve lost count how many times I’ve shot sunrise at this location, and to be honest, I’ve gotten a bit lazy. As much as I love the sunrise over Bronte, I’ve come to realise that I tend to follow the same routine: set-up tripod near rock pool; dial in camera settings; cross fingers that sunrise will be colourful; press shutter button; repeat. See what I mean? Same ol’, same ol’. This occasion was a little different. Firstly, I knew I was going to be late to set-up prior to the sun cresting the horizon ; and secondly, the sky and clouds just weren’t cooperating (again). So, with that slight stressor no longer an issue, my goal for this shoot was to capture images that I otherwise have a tendency to ignore. For me, it was about re-balancing priorities – in chasing the ‘glory shot’ of that special sunrise everything else fell away. A selective blindness to those details that make a story. Hence, this was the second goal of the shoot – to re-train my eye to look for visual narratives; not just create a pretty picture. And, this is also why I’ve chosen to create these little photo montages – again, just to get out of my ‘beach sunrise photo’ rut. I had grand plans of marrying the images from the previous post together with the photo’s here into a thumbnail photostrip. My hope was that you guys might of seen a bit of a story rather than just individual images but I’ll have to leave that to your imaginations now – my bed beckons.
If this chimes with anyone, I’d love to hear how you deal with your own little photographic ruts, biases and tendencies in the comments below. Oh, and thanks for reading this far too 🙂
Cheers guys, d.
Canon 7D | EF 24-105L | Handheld