Approaching Storm and Dune, Wilsons Promontory National Park

 

Hasselblad X-PAN camera and Hasselblad X-PAN 30mm f5.6 ASPH lens Hasselblad X-PAN camera and Hasselblad X-PAN 30mm f5.6 ASPH lens and Fuji Velvia 100 film

As always there is a story behind the making of this image. I was with another photographer exploring some of the less popular locations within Wilsons Promontory National Park. We decided to undertake the relatively short hike to Darby Beach for some sunset photography. It was a hot, flat walk to the beach via the empty Cotters Lake. The beach itself is exposed and windy. I walked down towards the water then turned around to see storm clouds moving towards the dunes.

The cool, blue light of the coming storm was suddenly broken by bright sunlight bursting through the clouds and illuminating the dunes. I made this shot on a Hasselblad X-PAN camera and Hasselblad X-PAN 30mm f5.6 lens with Fuji Velvia 100 film.

A brief shower followed and the deteriorating weather made the sunset pretty much a non-event. After dark I played around with long exposures and flash, painting with light onto rocks near the shoreline. Then the long, dark walk back to the car.

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