Join me in experiencing my adventures and excitement on my photo shoots, as I unwrap my journey involved in capturing images that linger, whilst reflecting spectacular scenery that soak the soul with peace and hope!
Nugget Point is an iconic location. I arrived at the lighthouse in the evening o experience what it would look like from my landscape lens. What we see and what a photographer captures from the same area, is vastly different. I knew that it was going to be a good shoot as I was going to us the correct landscape lens.
Because I was shooting from in front of the lighthouse, I had the area to myself. The road to the lighthouse is hair raising to say the least. But I am used to New Zealand roads, where you can experience one-way bridges and blind corners, with single lanes close together. It makes the journey even more exciting.
The weather conditions that evening was perfect. The cloud formations were interesting. Clouds always add an interest factor. I set up my camera on my tripod and I started shooting straight away. It was windy which made the shoot exhilarating.
Whilst I stood on the platform, I purposefully moved around in front of the lighthouse as it offers more interesting dynamics instead of standing in one area. It was quiet that morning. A few tourists who came to appreciate the sunset. The area I was standing on was decking that was suspended high above the ocean. The views were spectacular.
Standing amongst a cluster of people who were warmly wrapped against the chilly conditions was heartening. I packed away my equipment and walked away from the lighthouse with a joy in my step. I knew the steep climb heading towards the car park was going to be worth it.
I packed my camera bag lightly as I knew the ascent was sharp and steep. The views of the coastline from the lighthouse and the pathway were spectacular. It was worth the trip. I chose accommodation that was close to the lighthouse making my journey comfortable and relaxing.