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The Lee Wave, the Full Moon and the Fire – Incredible South Coast Sunset

I checked the cloud forecast around mid-day and knew that we were probably going to get a decent sunset. However the arrival of a lee wave, with its distinctive clouds made it much more memorable than it might ordinarily have been. I’m often the only photographer on this beach at sunset, but the place was thick with them last night. I reckon we all had the same thought process that, after an extended period of very windy and unsettled weather,  it was high time to get out and take some photos.

It’s the winter school holidays at the moment so, for a winter’s day on the south coast, Seven Mile was much busier than it would ordinarily be. That’s not to say it was packed, it’s a bloody big beach, but there were lots of families out and about enjoying the scenery. As I was packing up for the evening the full moon rose up behind the houses on the Gerroa headland so I stopped on the bridge to take a few shots. All of my wide images were taken with the 18-55mm kit lens as my super wide angle 10-22mm is broken at the moment.

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Seven Mile Beach at Gerroa is my ‘go to’ beach as it’s a short drive from my house and offers a flexible number of landscapes in one small area. You can shoot on the beach, on the reserve by the boat ramp, over the rocks behind Crooked River or round the corner at Black Head.

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