Friday evenings are special evenings here in the Shoalhaven, because it means that the enormous circle of restricted airspace that stretches all the way from Gerringong to Milton, is inactive. That means I can fly my drone at sunset. Happy dance. And the cool thing about drones like my epic Mavic 2 Pro, is that locations that would be a bust at sunset with an ordinary camera become perfect locations when you can situate your camera up in the air and over the ocean. So Berrys Beach, for instance, is a crap sunset photography spot with a standard DSLR because there’s a bloody great national park between you and the setting sun. But get up in the air and restrictions on line of sight fade away. Hurrah! So I flew my drone and, while there was no high level cloud for the super-colourful sunset, there was still plenty of drama in the sky.
I had the beach to myself for most of the time and then a solitary backpacker showed up and walked down the beach. Always handy to have a bit of human presence in a shot to give a sense of perspective and scale.