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Here is another view of the morning rock fishing. The photograph took a while to set up. The key here was to get the silhouettes of the fishermen in the background and beautiful textures and shades of rocks and water in the foreground. It took me 4 or 5 shots before I could balance the light properly. As you can see from the top right corner the sun was still low but quite strong.

Information for photographers: if you are confused by the effect not matching the exposure data: I have used ND8 filter for this capture.

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On my recent outing to Avoca Beach I came across a group of interesting dressed fisherman. Unlike most people there who simply fished in their tongs and t-shirts this group was dressed head to toe in protective gear. I’ve approached them and asked them if I could take a photo. While I was doing that a big wave hit the rocks and carried one of the t-shirt clad fisherman about 10 meters on his back on the rocks. Now I could easily understand why these seasoned anglers were wearing so much gear. The fishermen were originally from Philippines who now call Australia home. Jokingly they said “We don’t like fishing but we are here every day”. As you can see in the photo gallery they have had some success with their angling.