Stanwell Park from Bald Hill Lookout, Illawarra, NSW, Australia

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Stanwell Park from Bald Hill Lookout, Illawarra, New South Wales (NSW), Australia

One of the most difficult things for me in the photography is breaking my own stereotypes. If I saw a photo of another photographer or a place somewhere and already pre-visualised how I want to photograph that place, it’s quite difficult for me to shoot it with a different light or angle. I always try to change my mind. Sometimes it’s easy and sometimes it’s quite hard. I saw that view a few years ago driving along the coastal road and since then I wanted to shoot this view with some specific light. It wasn’t on the top of my shooting list so I returned back only a few years later. I was expecting good light that morning, but unfortunately when I reached the lookout heavy clouds covered the entire sky. Alas! Well… a good landscape photographer should wait for the proper light, returning again and again trying to catch the best possible light for that place. On other hand a good travel photographer should be able to capture the scene at any light as he or she will not be able to return and re-shot the place when the light is right. A dilemma! It’s good if you can return to a place like Turimetta beach again and again and finally catch an amazing light. But what if you cannot do that? That happened with this image as well. You have to use the available light. Absolutely not what I wanted before but I like it. In black and white with long exposure it looks good as well.

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  • Kris Koeller - January 30, 2012 - 5:29 am

    Great long exposure!

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