Pic of the Week - Dingy, Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia
This image was made on a bleak, overcast morning in the seaside tourist town of Queenscliff in Victoria, Australia. Ironically I was in the area for a series of photographic workshops run by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). Queenscliff is a lovely town and, wanting to come home with at least one great image, decided on a sunrise shoot on the last day of the conference.
Murphy's Law of Photography tells us whatever can go wrong will go wrong. I can describe how the day started as follows:
- The alarm in the quest house in which I was staying failed to go off
- I awoke, some time later, by fairly heavy rain
- I hurriedly dressed and headed out, hoping for a break in the weather
- There was no visible sunrise
Experience has shown me that, when weather conditions are unfavourable for the grand vista, it's often a good idea to concentrate on subjects and details closer to the camera. Color can often be found, even during poor weather, you just have to be selective where you point the camera and move in close.