Saturday, 7 February 2015

Betka Beach, Mallacoota Victoria Australia


This was shot during a recent road trip to Victoria. I think this was Boxing Day. Me and my sister woke up early to catch the sunset. I had a disappointing photography wise during my visit at Mallacoota. The sun never shows up until this morning.

I set up my tripod to take some time-lapse photography, After I finished my sister encourage me to go out to get some great rocks photo. She went to the beach first to explored the beach. I was attending my camera for time-lapse photography. So I didn't go out till I have all the shots I wanted for my time-lapse.

My sister is a tablet and phone photographer these days and never take her Canon 7D out. It is too heavy and she wants to share her shot on social media straight away the tablet and phone does a great job at it. But she came back after half an hour and take out the Canon 7D with a big wide angle zoom.

I followed her and began to explore the coast line. Unfortunately the sky starts to open up again and I only manage a few shots in before its started to rain. My camera is not weather seal so I have to run back to the car. 

The shot above was one of the few I have managed to get before the rain pouring down. It makes the trip and the stay at Mallacoota worth it. If there was heaven on Earth this place came closed to it. It is an effort to get here and I don't think I'll visit this part of the world any time soon. However, I can relive it again and again with this kind of photo. 

When you're a photographer you want to travel and explore the world around you. So isn't time you pick up a camera? The Iphone doesn't count by the way. Go with mirror-less system that's the future of photography and it's light and compact. I was a phone photographer before I self talk myself photography. Your memory is too precious to rely on a phone even though it's getting better but it's not comparable to a real camera. I have lost some photo and memory because I was using a phone, but that never happens again.