Sunset at Eddystone Point
I can’t help but think of an alien ocean when I see this image captured in April 2013 during my visit to the Tasman Sea coast of Tasmania. While the Bay of Fires area is know primarily for the red lichen covered rocks that dot the coast line, there are also other incredible scenes, such as this one at Eddystone Point, near the lighthouse. I arrived mid-afternoon, after a long and bumpy ride through logging roads, to find myself alone at the lighthouse and the entire surrounding area; not another person within sight. I hiked around the area for a while, attempting to see where I could set up for both a sunset shot that evening and then sunrise the following morning.
Eventually I ended up on a stunningly beautiful beach, with fine white sand the consistency of powdered sugar. The tide was coming in and many of the rocks were beginning to be covered by the chilly water. I set up in a position to capture this movement of water, band highlight the colorful detail of the rocks sitting in the surf.
I love the color, contrast and detail of the rocks, especially when juxtaposed with the soft, fluffy texture of the water created by the long exposure.