Camel Rock is justifiably one of the most visited locations for landscape photography enthusiasts on the east coast. The jagged rocks here are pretty epic and, since you also have Horsehead Rock right next door you can often shoot both locations in day. With a badly injured knee and a high tide I restricted myself to Camel Rock and enjoyed a moody sunrise over these famous 500million year old rocks. After capturing the pre-sunrise light with my DSLR I fired up the Mavic 2 Pro and took some aerial shots as the sun tried to break through the low cloud. With it being the weekend, and the summer holiday, I’d expected to find more photographers down there but there was only one other guy who looked like he’d slept in his car overnight. Hope he got a few keepers!

First shot of the morning – about half an hour before sunrise. The seaweed on that rock looks like a necklace.


One of my favourites. Big splash hits the rocks.


Regal looking rock structure aren’t they. Like something out of Game of Thrones.


Sun-up and the colour changes again.


Oranges starting to burst through the low clouds by this stage.


Long exposure smoothed out the waves.


Yes, got a bit damp after this one.


Hugged the rockface to get the sunbursts through the main rocks.


Up and away with the drone. Unfortunately I updated the DJI Go app prior to flying and it reset all my settings, meaning that all of these shots were JPEGs and not RAW files, therefore much harder to pull back the highlights.


180º right behind Camel Rock with the headland on the left and Camel Rock Beach on the right.


You can kind of see why they called it Camel Rock from this perspective.


Favourite shot of the day, yes I think so. 180º showing (from left to right) Wallaga Lake Inlet, Murruna Point, Horsehead Rock, Camel Rock and Camel Rock Beach.


Up high to capture the lit side of the rock.


Horsehead from the southern side and Murruna Point.


Definitely the most camel-like perspective.


About 40 minutes after sunrise by this stage and well and truly daylight.