Epic Day Out – Part 3 – Sea Cliff Bridge @ Sunset…

Part three of our epic day out found us back along the coast road between Wollongong and Sydney for a sunset shoot at the Sea Cliff Bridge. This is a spectacular 665 metre long structure hugging the coastline with the bridge curving it’s way out over the water between the high battlements of the Illawarra escarpment and the Tasman sea.

Gerry decided we needed to take the quick (but very precarious) almost direct route down from the end of the Sea Cliff bridge to the area beneath the base of the bridge instead of the very long windy route through the undergrowth along the length of the bridge. I thought this was a good call – others may have disagreed 🙂

It must be said that sunset at this location really wasn’t the ideal time to be shooting here – made worse by the fact that we were at the southern end of the bridge looking north but all the clouds and colour in the sky was out to the south east 🙁

Still you make the best of what you’re dealt and I was happy with a couple of the images to come from this short session

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger – so click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer.

Here I just had to wait and wait till I got just the right white tipped waves coming in from the sea to meet the waves washing back out…

Sea Swept Coast

Sea Swept Coast

NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 24 mm, 1 sec at f/11, ISO 100

and after the sun had set I could do some long exposure work (without needing the BigStopper) during twilight. This image just with the Heliopan Circular Polariser and converted to monochrome because the “blue” version looked a little out of place

Twilight Dreamin’

Twilight Dreamin'

NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 22 mm, 161 sec at f/11, ISO 100