While exploring Bundaberg we located this incredible memorial park called Submarine Lookout.
As the name suggests the lookout played a very important role during World War II, with volunteers from the 10th Battalion being responsible for reporting any enemy movement in the vicinity, particularly that of enemy submarines.
This lookout not only has incredible history, but also incredible scenery. The sea has shaped and carved amazing rock formations that interact so perfectly with the water.
Knowing we wanted an image from the cliff above, we scouted various positions and angles but found the opposite to what we were used to in the country.
Rather than a lack of interesting subjects, we found ourselves overwhelmed with subjects. This made almost every landscape composition seem busy and too full.
Portrait was going to be the answer to help cut out some subjects and make for a more minimalistic image.
With the help of the NiSi S5 filter system, we were able to rotate the system into a portrait position and use both the CPL to cut out glare off the water and help with colours, as well as the Medium GND 8 to compensate for the brighter sky.
Nikon D850, Nikkor 14-24mm,
NiSi S5 Filter System, CPL, Medium GND 8
Camera Settings: 30” | f/5.6 | ISO 320
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