Cabarita Beach Morning Glory

The Story Behind the Image: Cabarita Beach Morning Glory

Location: Cabarita Beach, New South Wales, Australia
Date: 29th July, 2007
Camera: Canon EOS Kiss Digital N
Lens: Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3
Exposure: 1/50 at f5.6
ISO: 400

Cabarita beach and its point are one of my favourite places on earth. The location, the point setup, the nature and the surf make it such a great place.

On this particular morning, I was travelling with friends to Byron Bay.

Checking the surf along the way from the Gold Coast, we arrived at Cabarita beach just before dawn.

The surf was small and barely surfable, so we just stopped to chill and watch the sunrise instead.

While chilling, I pulled out my camera and began to take some shots as the sunrise started to do it’s thing.

I took a bunch of shots at different angles from all over the headland.

Out of around 50 shots I took, this shot turned out to be my favourite from the shoot. The Pandanus tree’s silhouette and the point contrast with the light shown in the sky, which reflects on the ocean and the breaking surf.

Still to this day, after travelling and shooting so many other locations, this has to be one of my favourite landscape photos.

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