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Purchase award-winning Limited Edition photograph of ~ Ebb and Flow ~ Mona Vale Rock Pool, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

All photographs are limited to 200 prints only and are individually numbered and signed by Lachlan. Only the highest archival quality materials are used for printing and framing to provide many decades of enjoyment. Pricing varies based on the chosen photograph size, matt and frame. Pricing includes packaging and delivery to anywhere in Australia. Please contact Lachlan directly if you would like more information.

The tidal ebb and flow breaches the rock pool wall and spills onto the sand bridge at Mona Vale, New South Wales, Australia

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I love the rock pool at Mona Vale, north of Sydney. The design of the pool means that it sits on a rocky outcrop beyond a sand bridge that connects the beach to the rocks. At times, the high tide can completely cover the sand bridge isolating the rock pool with water. From a landscape photography perspective, the pool is a little sterile with aluminium rails, overhead lighting and signage that detracts from the natural elements that encompass the pool.
On the day of this shoot, five other photographers from a club were already lined up like soldiers just off to my right. I breathed a sigh of disappointment because it meant that composition would be much more limited. I had to suck it up and make the most of the situation. My eye turned to the leading edge of the waves bursting through the rock pool rails, so I started with several shots of this action. With the shutter open for a few seconds, the shots just weren't working for me. Then I noticed the white bubbly water that streaked across the sand after the wave burst and I changed tactic to focus less on the wave burst and more on the streaky effect of the wash over the sand. A much better composition. The strong contrasts are accentuated in black and white.

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