In the modern era of social media and, particularly since the massive boom in photography, events such as ‘supermoons’ have become far better known. However this is the first one that I recall hearing about. It took place on the 6th of May back in 2012 and, unlike subsequent supermoon events (which have been better attended than firework displays), I didn’t recall seeing any other photographers out and about photographing round here during this one. Maybe it was because I was the only nut-job down on the rock shelf during a fairly sizeable swell. All of these shots were taken on my old 550D with the standard 18-55mm kit lens and my trusty Manfrotto travel tripod which, many years later, finally gave up the ghost after spending most of its life submerged in sea water. Canon’s 18-55mm kit lens is much derided by serious camera-folk, and I don’t know why. Sure it isn’t particularly fast, but the glass is great quality and I’ve always enjoyed the creamy shots you can get on it with long exposure – as evidenced by these images.
Black Head Reserve is the spit of land that projects out into the ocean at the northern end of Seven Mile Beach. There’s a grassy area here where you can chill out or you can walk down onto the rock shelf to go fishing or, you know, take photographs.