That’s what they say isn’t it?
On the weekend I was supposed to go to Ballarat to photograph a cycling event, but as the time got closer to when I needed to leave, I couldn’t do it. I knew if I went, I would be standing in the dark taking photos of the cycling, I would come home and upload then, and then what? The cycling just isn’t working. So we went for a drive in the opposite direction, and went to Sorrento.
Ever since that weekend I had in the Mornington Peninsula last year, I have wanted to know what one spot was like. We went to a place on the Sorrento back beach, but when we got there we thought we couldn’t get down to the beach. As we were leaving some people did tell us how to get down, but we decided to leave it. Well, we never went back and since then I’ve been wondering what that part was like. So our trip to Sorrento was all about going here.
The top shot there is taken from the top of the cliffs Just before you walk down. We got there around 5pm, and the light was ok, but it would have been nicer to go a bit later, and maybe catch a sunset. When you go with non photographers, I always find, you are limited with what you can do, because they are only prepared to put up with a little.
It was so weird when we got down there. Could be a scary place when the tide is coming in. The rock grain, is that what they call it, was going the wrong way. I suspect it had fallen over at some stage. It was really eroded, not smooth at all. It was really strange.
The clouds in the sky were magical. I knew I had to capture them. Though it wasn’t until I got home and on the computer I could really see their impact. All the images are HDR images, done with Photomatix and processed in CS5. I like the depth that HDR gives you and I often find a straight image is very flat now. Though I do try and not get sucked in too much.
This looked so weird. I had the tripod up and was going to take the image from a higher advantage, but remembered all the stuff about different perspectives, so I got the camera down as low as the tripod would let me. I love the way the lines in the rock lead your eye to the centre of the image. Actually even the water and the clouds do as well. I think this is a fantastic shot.
I have a few more to show you tomorrow. It was such a lovely evening. Afterwards we went and got fish and chips, took them to another beach and ate them while watching the people on the beach and the water. It was a much better way to spend a Sunday evening.
A Rant and a Rave (Feel free to ignore)
Speaking of Cycling, I have had enough I think. I really want to stop doing photographing it, but feel committed to keep doing it for a while.
The Junior Nationals are on, I told you that already, and this guy, the same guy who went to the Junior Roads Nationals, is also there. He does so much sucking up to people, constantly showing them his photos, that I just know that this event is going to be waste of time for me, as the roads nationals were. At least I won’t lose money with this one.
It just urks me that I am there all summer, I photograph most events, and he comes in at the end and gets all the glory, well the money. I don’t know what I’m supposed to do. I just can’t force myself on people, I’ve never been any good at that. I really don’t want to go, but I am the official photographer, so I have to. If I’d have known he was going to be there, I wouldn’t have bothered showing up.
I really need to get my field trips up and going. I need to make money that way. Getting people to look at them is hard. I have had some postcards made up, and now I need to get them out there, but I don’t know where to put them. So anyone have any ideas?
I want to advertise them more, I was going to go magazine advertising, but that is so expensive. I will just have to keep putting the ideas out there.