Pic of the Week - Sunset_Oberon Bay_Wilsons Promontory National Park
Oberon Bay is a lovely pocket within the magnificent Wilsons Promontory National Park in Victoria, Australia. This image was made at sunset with the warm sunlight illuminating the clouds and reflecting back into the water. The fact that the sky and water were relatively bright, in relation to the sand, required careful exposure to ensure detail was maintained in the clouds and foreground water. I was happy to accept the darkening of the sand as it helped emphasize the shape of the tidal inlet.
From a compositional point of view the foreground tidal inlet provides a strong color contrast with the cool cyan/blue sky as well as a link to the warm colored clouds. This was an inspiring scene to behold and a sheer joy to photograph.
The image was made with a Canon 5D camera and Canon 24mm f1.4 L series Aspherical lens. The image was processed in Adobe Camera RAW and Adobe Photoshop CS3.
The shoot at Oberon Bay followed soon after a significant fire that had adversely affected large areas of the national park. Sadly, another major fire has swept through the Prom over recent weeks. I hope this image stands as a testament of the beauty within our national parks and emphasizes the need to protect them.
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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography