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Mona Vale Tidal Pool…

by on Jul.01, 2016, under Life, Photography

Spent a lovely morning out (last year! :)) with some good friends from my local photography club at Mona Vale tidal pool.

Mona Vale tidal pool is on the tip of a sand spit between two large beaches. With a low tide the rock shelf around the pool is revealed and you get some nice flow in and around the pool. When the tide is high, the pool is surrounded by water making it look like an island.


Mona Vale Tidal Pool

NIKON D750 + 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8 @ 24 mm, 62 sec at f/11, ISO 100

I’ve seen some epic images taken here with king tides and massive crashing waves under an ominous sky. Alas today was calm and serene so no such luck for us.

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.

Into the Light

Into the Light

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 18 mm, 20 sec at f/11, ISO 100

The pool itself has some lovely features such as the stainless-steel rails around and down into the water. With enough water you also get a multitude of mini waterfalls flowing out of the pool.

The spot is also pretty popular with fisherman – as it was this morning – only the long exposures help removing their moving bodies from the scene :).

Risen Ripples

Risen Ripples

NIKON D750 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 19 mm, 1.6 sec at f/11, ISO 100

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