Another rainy day in Perth (thanks BBC website for saying that it would be sunny. Pfffft!) but with my daughter now in school all day I decided to chance it and go out regardless of the wet stuff.
Sarah and I returned to Seaton Cliffs to try and shoot the tidal waves smashing off the rocks and found ourselves on a very waterlogged path leading to the secluded beach area. The monsoon-esque weather we have been having has certainly taken its toll on the area.
Unfortunately I had completely forgotten to wear my walking boots and the incredibly slimey rocks were too dangerous for me to get anywhere near where I wanted to be.
Shooting entirely in manual mode(focus, aperture and shutter speed) is not the easiest thing to achieve when the wind is blowing your subject all over the place. I upped the ISO in order to achieve a faster shutter speed but was still struggling to get what I was looking for. Sarah seemed to have more luck with her new Infrared filter…
I do love the Seaton cliffs and castlesea bay inparticular, it is beeutiful but quite hard to photograph, being such a big scale. The slippy rocks and mass amount of wet seaweed made it hard to actually get to the sea so I had to settle with some rock pools and then the bay itself.
As there was some light I tried out my new infared filter. First I had to reset the white balance, I used green for the 1st few shots and red for the 2nd lot. The next problem was focus, as the filter cut out too much light for the auto focus I had to focus then screw on the filter, and think I may have knocked the focus off a little when putting on the filter. With the shutter speed on about 20-30 sec and the ISO on 400 to start with then moved down to 100 I managed to get a few Lunar looking shots.
With the tide coming in and the cavers, who had followed us, down finally appearing form a small side cave just before the tide took it over (I never knew the cave they went in connected to the cave they came out, and it must of been a bit of a tight fit!) We headed back up the rather steep slope and through the muddy gully back to the car.