A new moon prepares to set as a new day dawns. Sitting alone in the dark with the sounds of the ocean crashing around me, the rest of the world slips away and I entered an almost transcendental state. Yes, it sounds corny, but one of the great joys of being a photographer is spending time alone in nature during the most wonderful times of the day. You lose all sense of time and, I suppose, of place. It's a truly wonderful experience.
This photograph was made before sunrise down at the wonderful rocks at Angourie's Blue Pools. The relentless Pacific Ocean has carved a path through the rocks, creating this wonderful channel through which the ocean passes to flood into the pools behind. With the sun due to rise in the east, I knew and planned for the new moon being in this position. I anchored the image with the textures in the foreground rock, with the arc of the channel leading to the new moon. Hopefully it conveys that sense of eternal calm I often experience in my adventures.
Fine Art Photographic Paper (Matt)