* Minnamurra Island; an untouched Beauty. June 10 2014
My 1st visit to Minnamurra Island happened on the 31st May, 2014. As always, it was to be a recce trip, which would include Boneyard & the infamous Bombo Quarry. It was always going to be a busy day. Now, on recce visits, Photographers do technical stuff like planning images. Plotting shadow areas & Sun angle; Tides, Wind direction; planning Lenses for images. All pretty dry stuff, but essential for successful Photography. As soon as I walked into the 1st image, I realised I had to move quick. I'd jagged a beautiful area, with lots of boxes ticked. Cloud, Tide, Breeze, absence of people in frame. All good.
Minnamurra Island sits beautifully remote. Stuck out off the coast. Windang Island is similar. It highlights how old Australia is; that the weathering process could be so far advanced that features like the Island sit as they do. Return in a million years, & not much will have changed (unless man intervenes, of course. There are no guarantees ...)
I shot 3 images of Minnamurra Island, & hurried off to continue my recce trip. But, these 3 images are special. They show how lucky we are to have such unspoilt beauty within 80 minutes drive of Cronulla. In the top image, Mystics & the Farm are 2 surf-spots featured from my Surfing youth. I'll certainly be shooting them.
Footnote. I got rained out at Boneyard (another surf-spot from my youth), by the cloud featured in the 1st image above. Life's like that. A great day, all up. Brought back lots of memories. Looking forward to shooting Windang Island, as well. Talk soon.