On Saturday morning Les headed to one of Tim Bond's favorite beaches. The images he has been posting of this area are stunning, so we thought it was time to try it for ourselves. Our hope was to catch the first rays of sunlight before the storm promised in the forecast descended. Through the side window of the truck I could see in the near dark skies that the clouds were looking heavy but hadn't lowered as much as I might have expected.
I have always loved images where graceful lines lead the viewer off into a beautiful misty seascape. But finding these structures can be hard. A few years ago I saw an image of the breakwater at Patea, that looked like it might work. I hoped it was just a case of waiting for a nice stormy day with a good helping of clouds.
This year I have been trying to work on my scouting skills. The aim is to start to build up a database of places to go and the kids of conditions which will suit those conditions. To help this I have decided to use Photopills to gather the information.
The change from summer to autumn brings with it later sunrises, clearer skies, drama and a more colourful landscape. All the things photographers look for. Whether it be beautiful sunrises like this or more dramatic weather like this weekend, summer maybe warm and great but for photographers the cooler months are what we look forward to photographing.