This behind the camera picture was taken whilst I was on an early morning photoshoot along the Heysen Trail, with my Linhof Technika 5x4 during the Australia Day weekend. The Heysen Trail photoshoot was combined with a poodle walk.
I have avoided the beaches this weekend due to the families having summer fun on, and taking over, the beaches The summer fun also includes playing on the rocks around Petrel Cove or climbing Rosetta Head in thongs. As expected there were more casualties at Petrel Cove. It is obvious that people do not read the warning signs by the steps to the beach or on the rocks; or if they do read them, then they ignore them.
On the morning of the photoshoot the light was dull and flat. I would have preferred the soft, early morning light, which was there when I had previously scoped the site, but it was not to be. I waited for a while to see what was happening with the cloud cover, but I realised that there was little point in hanging around waiting for better light to eventuate. The cloud cover was far too heavy.