Photographer's Note

This shot was taken at Wirrina Cove, on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Time would have been about 4pm. Sun was low over my right shoulder.

As well as a UV filter (which I leave on my lens pretty much all the time), a circular polarising filter was used to see into the water with minimum reflection.

I am often surprised how it seems to be the pictures that are taken spontaneously shine, and yet pictures that one gives preparation to often turn out to be just "average". To me this shot is like that. I had never gone to that location with the intention of getting that particular shot. Indeed, it was only later when the images were transferred to HDD that I became aware of this one. Just the same, it is one of my personal favourites. A happy surprise.

It has also reinforced to me the importance of frame of view. This shot has a deceptive tranquility. What can't be seen here is that only meters behind me was a busy boat ramp full of boats being washed and loaded onto trailers after a sunny day's fishing.

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