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Largs Bay Jetty Sunset

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Largs Bay Jetty, Adelaide, South Australia - Australia
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A wild storm battered Adelaide during early February 2021 bringing unseasonally cold temperatures, gale force winds and torrential rain.

I flew into Adelaide during the storm to prepare for a couple of our popular 1 day photography courses that were to be run in the days ahead. It was a frightening landing - the first attempt was aborted at the last minute only metres off the tarmac with the plane sideways, nearly 45 degrees to the runway. The next attempt wasn't much better but the pilot managed to correct it at the last minute and finally touched down safely. When the plane pulled up at the terminal and came to a stop it continued to rock violently from side to side, buffeted by the strong wind.

I had been pre-occupied with relocating our family interstate and our eldest starting school over the previous few months and hadn't had the camera out for a very long time. With the wild weather going on, I finally found some inspiration and made the decision to get out and make the most of it. After collecting the mini-bus and checking in to my hotel in Glenelg I grabbed my camera gear and headed north along the coast. I took a look at a few spots including Grange and Semaphore Beach but I wasn't happy with the position of the setting sun. Finally I arrived at the last location of interest, the beautiful Largs Bay Jetty.

The sun was going to set in the perfect place but the water was wild. Usually quite calm, it was being smashed by large waves and gale force winds. The location I wanted to shoot underneath the jetty was well into the waves so I put on my boardshorts, setup my camera gear and prepared to get cold and wet!

I found my composition and waited patiently for everything to come together. I needed the clouds to move across and fill the empty sky on the right side of the frame, the sun to be diffused by a cloud and I needed to time the shot so that a wave was just starting to break, positioned perfectly under the jetty.

One of the biggest challenges was actually keeping seaspray off my lens with the strong onshore winds. I had to wipe it down after every shot and for some periods of time I just put my lens cap back on and waited patiently.

I must have been quite a spectacle standing out there, waist deep in the waves while they threatened to knock over my camera and tripod! A local actually came down to the beach at one point and took photos of me taking my photo.

Finally as the sun neared the horizon it all came together, everything lined up and I captured this stunning scene before retreating to the warmth and safety of my vehicle!

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