Rarely I have experienced such a good run of weather as we did over a couple of days at the Bay of Fires in Tasmania in January. The mornings and evenings were fantastic and provided a wonderful variety of light and conditions that were great for photography and general enjoyment.
While I love the intense light and colours around the golden hours of the day, I also like when there are more unusual clouds and light around. This morning was exactly like that. The band of rainy clouds hovered just over the horizon but it kept low enough to allow some of the higher clouds to be illuminated by the rising sun. The different cloud forms and textures in front of me grabbed my attention at once. I knew that my composition would include more of the sky and I walked around to find a foreground that would work well with that sky.
Once the clouds combined with the rocks in the foreground, I felt that the scene had a fantastic 3d like feel to it. The two layers of clouds emphasise this feeling for me especially. I could almost touch the middle layer just over the tree and I was lucky enough that these rain clouds moved quickly to allow some of that beautiful light to come through at the top and also a little bit in the reflections.
During this trip I concentrated mostly in this little cove, which in itself provided so many different compositions and options for photography. In the future, I would like explore other parts of coastline around the Bay of Fires. There are many other beautiful coves around. It is a fantastic place and it was one of the highlights of our Tasmanian trip.
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