river reflections

 This is an image that I’ve been a little undecided about since I took it in May…It has ‘something’ about it that makes me like it and keep going back to it…

It’s taken not far from my house in what is really a beautiful spot. You can see the sand dunes in the background where the river mouth opens out into the power of Bass Strait and its swells (left side of frame). Even at this size the spray from the surf is visible. Whilst the sunrise itself is somewhat unspectacular, perhaps the peace and serenity of the scene more than makes up for it.. ?

river reflections – Fuji G617, Velvia 100F.


~ by Tony Middleton on August 10, 2008.

7 Responses to “river reflections”

  1. I can see why you’re in two minds about it. It certainly has a special ‘something’ quality to it but also lacking that one ‘something’ to complete it. My eyes tend to scan the whole river bank trying to fix on some subject but there is none. On the other hand, the soft light, the magenta colours, the peaceful mood, the serenity, the super reflection are all just lovely and gives it a special quality.

    Btw it’s hard to write “serenity” without laughing when one has seen The Castle quite a few times 😀 😀

  2. thanks for adding your thoughts Flemming – much appreciated 🙂

  3. Nice shot Tony ,
    It certanlly does have something special to the shot .
    Look realy peace full there . When flemming pointed out the Castle serenlty made me laugh I dont think that word will ever be able to used the same way again 🙂

  4. I like it Tony,
    It does Gippsland justice, thats exactly how I know some of the estuaries there.
    These are hard shots to capture, I cant wait to get back to ‘far east’ gippsland with my current equipment.

  5. thanks Kirk…The use of the word ‘serenity’ shan’t be present in here for photographical descriptive intentions again…lol


  6. Thanks Thomas,
    It’s a fantastic region packed with as much diversity as any other in the country. Feel free to ‘yell out’ next time you intend to venture east. And yes the far east is stunning !
    What equipment are you currently using ?

  7. I have got a 40D with a 17-40mm on it, and have a 360 adjust pano head. It gets awesome results, and have found there is no reason to upgrade anytime soon.

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