This was the last stop after the Tamar River and West Heads. Low Head lighthouse, on the eastern side of the Tamar river. I have been here once before and since then had been thinking of going back. The previous time I was there I didn’t venture down past the lighthouse but I could see some potential for some good shots.
I made my way through the gate and carefully walked down the step hill. I was walking past some large bushes when I came across two sheep grazing (the area is used for grazing by the owners). I saw them and they saw me. I brought the camera up nice and slowly trying not to spook them. I got the focus and exposure almost set when they decided, much like the sheep in the paddock, that they weren’t having any of this and did a runner.
I proceeded down towards the sound of the waves breaking on the rocks. I was having fun jumping across the rocks finding different angles to shoot from. I didn’t get too close to the waters edge since I was going to have my back turned to the waves. The last thing I wanted was to be drenched. I finally found a good spot to shoot from and found I had to clean the lens, it was covered with sea spray.
The walk back up the hill was a heart breaker, especially on the last few steps. But it was all worth it because these shots were my favourites from the entire day. I still want to go back there close to sunset, the light should be better then (or at least closer to what I had pictured in my mind) and should provide more dramatic shadows. But that can wait for a later date.