Weekend Wanderings – Apollo Bay Part 2
One of the plans we had had for Apollo Bay was to go to a particular area to take photos of the night skies, but with fog rolling in each day we were there it didn’t seem possible. Photographing the sunrise also seemed like it would be impossible and so we headed out very early thinking we would photograph the harbour surrounded by fog, but as we got to the harbour we were confronted with something else.
The most glorious sunrise. It was completely unexpected, and the colours were just amazing. So it wasn’t quite this brilliant, and there is a fair bit of creative license here.
I also had a play with my neutral density filter. For those that read my other blog from my website will know how much trouble I have had trying to work that out. It was good to get it working and to get some shots I could actually use. I tried not to get too carried away with it.
The following morning we headed out again, hoping for another great sunrise, but it wasn’t too be. There was one, but there weren’t enough clouds, so we didn’t get those brilliant colours. We picked an area of beach with lots of rocks, and the water was making some great patterns in the sand.
I just kept looking for them, I really liked them so much, and as I’m sure you have guessed there will be so many more in the gallery, well a few more.
Apollo Bay was great, none of the plans we had really worked out, and we had to rethink some things. The weather, while fantastic, wasn’t really great for photography, so decided to do what Moose Peterson says to do and we scouted out places that we can go back too. That doesn’t mean we didn’t take photos, but they weren’t all great. Apollo Bay is a lot closer to Melbourne than I thought, with it being just over 2 and half hours away, it is a place that I can go to on a fairly regular basis. The one thing we realised while we were there was that there are so many great places around there to take photos, and instead of trying to work out what to photograph, it became more about what we would leave until the next time. There really was too much to do.
I just want to give a nod to the place we stayed, Beeches by the Sea. The price was great, and we were a bit worried, but it was fantastic, it was so clean, and the sheets on the beds were like silk. I loved the beds. So if you are going to Apollo Bay, give them a call and see if they have any places available. We had the 2 bedroom unit and it was perfect for us. The little surprises left for us was a great touch as well, so thank you.
I am going to put some more sunrise photos in a gallery for you. I still have lots of others, but not sure when I will show those. It was great to come away from a couple of days away with so many photos. So many that I don’t know what to do with them all. Hope your weekend is going well.