Cave Beach


Here is a location I must revisit one day. Some time ago on our way home from QLD, we stopped at Cave Beach. The weather was nice and we had a picnic on the beach.

The famous cave was very tempting for photography, but the ideal light to do so would be at sunrise, with light coming low from the east. We were there closer to midday and the contrast was impossible to handle. Not having a tripod with me did not help. I have taken 3 hand held photographs and actually abandoned the photo without any hope for good presentation.

Today as I was cleaning my disk I revisited the photographs from Cave Beach and under closer look decided they will stack OK using HDR technique. I could not hope for perfect alignment as they were hand held, never the less the result surprised even me. Unfortunately color noise was significant thus I have opted for a rare for me landscape rendition in black and white resulting in the photograph you see here.