It’s been a beautiful day today resulting in some new great wave images. We had a sunny and stormy day here in Sydney. So it was an enjoyable experience to walk along the shore making photos of huge crashing waves.
Their height today was around 3 meters. The interesting fact to know here is that the height is measured from the sea level! While, in reality, there is a dent in the surface just under it. So, the actual height is always bigger, and moreover, there are always some rogue waves, which are way larger than the average.
It is never an easy task to find parking near Bondi, so I’ve decided to start from Tamarama and walk a little bit. It wasn’t a hard decision because Tamarama is one of my favorite little spots and I even listed it in this guide to Sydney beaches. And also it is a part of the famous Coogee to Bondi walk.
At first, I have spent about half an hour shooting from the sand to make more layers on the photo. And also I like it when the wave is towering over the horizon line. This way the wave looks more dramatic.
This one is especially hard to photograph because it required many conditions met at once. There should be a massive wave incoming, and it should crash just before a particular point to satisfy the angle a rainbow can appear. Overall, it took me about 30-minutes to capture this photo.
To be honest, I didn’t reach Bondi. I was stuck mid way, where I found a great spot to ambush the waves. I had a view from the side, and it was very close to the place where they crashed all the time against the rocks. So I’ve spent another 40 minutes there looking at this show. Got a few photos too.
I have created all photos with Nikon D750, Nikon 70-300 VRII at f/11, ISO 200 and 1/800 – 1/1000 sec.
One of the infographic cards contains info about how to shoot wave images. Check it out here: Simple Photography.