Bilgola Beach, Sydney’s Northern Beaches, NSW, Australia
NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 20 mm, 2.5 sec at f/13, ISO 100
Sneaky Sunday with +Gerard Blacklock
and +Debbie Mooney
Shooting in spots like this you need to be quite careful how you adjust your polariser (if you're using one). Rotating the polariser to adjust the level of polarisation across the frame can make significant differences to the shot. Here I was making changes for different shots to adjust the level of reflection off the surface of the water and if and where I'd be able to see through the water surface to what lies below. You don't get absolute control over exactly where this might occur (e.g. see through at this spot and be reflective elsewhere) but you do get some broad control.
The sky was changing rapidly.
I'd moved to a new spot and rotated my positioning so the sun would be further to the left of frame. Mimicking the diagonal structure of the clouds in the sky I've setup some foreground and midground elements to leave me with a diagonal composition from the bottom right up and back across the frame.
It was hard to find something suitable to put in the bottom right of my frame. I usually like something a bit bolder to include right up front but the colour was shifting rapidly and I didn't have time. The best I had was this little clump of sea plant. It was getting submerged by each wave so I had to time a shot to coincide with when the water was receding and the plant was exposed above water.
With the Heliopan CPL and a Lee 0.9 grad ND#bilgola #sydney #sneakysunday