Making images by the ocean / beach / cliffs in Sydney is almost cringe-worthy and strongly encourages the response of "another shoot on the beach!!??" 
I cannot get away from that response, at least in my head. 
Then you realise, people around the world see this landscape and location we take for granted, as heaven - endless options of accessible beach on the entire east coast, varying backdrops (sand dunes, cliff geology, beach grass, endless minimal beaches and perfect twilights) and typically sparse (except you Bondi...). 
Granted there is a degree of effort to ensure that something different can come from each session, but mother nature helps delivering different skies minute-by-minute, a variety of sea conditions, and those oh-so-magical twilight colors... 
Looking back on some selected shoots we have had... I now can see why there is an undeniable magnetism to this 'overshot' location and that there will be many more ahead; in rain, hail or shine / winter or summer.
Team and Tools:

Nikon D850 | 35mm | 105mm | 58mm | 70-200mm
Tripod | Small Reflector (black and silver) up to 4 LED tubes | Profoto B1 | 2 & 3' Octa | 1.5 x 1.5m Scrim & Silver
Weather App | Photographer's Ephemeris | Pre-Scout | Planned Brief (styling, location, shot list)
Pre-Colored on Capture One | Retouched on Photoshop CC


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