Sunday, 21st December, 2014
This morning I headed back to a spot that I had only ever visited once before, Point Halloran at Victoria Point. On my visit here back in August last year, things went very pear shaped.....this is where I managed to drop my camera and lens in the mud, sand and salt water! Panic ensued, but all was good thanks to having my equipment fully insured.
So that brings me to this morning.
Once again, the alarm was set for 2:30am and my gear was all packed and ready at the door, just waiting for me to put it in the car. On the drive out to Point Halloran, I could see some nice high cloud around which put a smile on my face. However, when I arrived, there was a very thick bank of cloud right down on the horizon and it was spreading to the south and west, filling the sky. Now this would have been great if it was just high cloud, but with the thick clouds on the horizon, the sun was going to have a hard time getting through. Fortunately, there was still a bit of a gap to the north, and this allowed some nice diffuse light to come back in to the scene, providing some great light on the little tenders moored close to shore. Most of these tenders are boring and white, but this little aqua beastie stood out like a beacon. Due to the incoming tide, I had to wait for just the right moment to take this shot, as I wanted the hull to be still stuck on the sand underneath to eliminate any movement in the tender due to my long exposure (10 seconds), but still give the impression that the boat was floating. The ominous rain clouds add drama and contrast to the overall image.
I can also report that I managed to return home without the need to complete another insurance claim!
So the count is now 1 - 1.