Laura Macky Photography

Journey of a body on this earth


Shark Fin Cove – En Route

Another image from Shark Fin Cove for today, and this time in black and white.   I’m reminded of a quote………

“The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Shark Fin Cove - En Route

Shark Fin Cove – En Route

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Shark Fin Cove – Turbulence

Normally I don’t do smaller shots like this but I wanted to show the enormity of the scene at Shark Fin Cove in a more impactful way, so out came the zoom.

My 28-300mm was very handy in this shot, and at 100m, a nice sweet spot on this lens.  While long exposures seem to be all the rage, I didn’t think a long exposure’s softness would tell the story I wanted which is power and turbulence at its fullest, so I set my shutter speed to 1/1000s to stop the action and used the vibration reduction switch on my lens.

To polish the image I used Topaz Clarity and some levels in photoshop but honestly, I didn’t do too much with this.  I didn’t want to take away from the scene and it seems like anything else would’ve muddied the waters (so to speak) in this case.  🙂

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Shark Fin Cove

Yesterday we headed over to the coast to see the large waves.  Winter time is the best time to see these big waves and we were not disappointed.  One of the places we stopped was Shark Fin Cove.  What a place!  I’ve never been there which is sort of surprising since I’ve driven by many times.  All I can say is that I’m glad I had my knees replaced because I never would’ve been able to get down the trail otherwise.  My knees aren’t perfect and they bug me a lot of the time but I made it down and up and was very proud of myself!

Here are some pics to get started.  The first was taken on my iPhone at the top of Shark Fin Cove before we descended down the steep trail.  The second shows the trail from the bottom looking up.  You can see someone standing at the top, probably contemplating coming down or not.  The iPhone photo was edited on Leonardo and iColorama.  I did bring my camera (Dave carried it for me), so I’ll be working on some pictures today since it’s raining out.

Have a great day!

Shark Fin Cove taken on the iPhone

Shark Fin Cove taken on the iPhone

Trail down to Shark Fine Cove