This is a beautiful place by day and I would say even more so by night.
This is the second in the series of “five on a theme” images I showed at the local photo club recently
The theme I chose were the searchlight blockhouses at the Malabar Headland.
This one was originally shot in color and, as there was no moon that night, was lit from across the bay where I was shooting by the Malabar sea pool floodlight.
I was shooting into the dark using 3200 ISO adjusting the framing based on the image in the review screen after the exposure.
I like the grain effect, I think it adds to the overall feel of the photo.
Bare Island, now a museum, has a checkered history. In 1877, a fort to protect Sydney from sea attacks was build on the Island. In 1902, the fort was decommissioned and in 1912, it became a retirement home for war veterans from the Crimea, Sudan and China campaigns. In the 1960s, it was given over to the State government Wildlife Service for use as a museum, which remains is current role.
But there is one part of the Island’s history that few people, apart from locals, know about.
Well, Bare Island is a major film star, and if you are into action films there is a good chance you would have seen this one.
A co-star was none other than Tom Cruise.
Are you finding it Impossible to guess?
Ok Ok, it was Mission Impossible II.
Yep, the Malabar headland was also used in the Movie and featured in the motorcycle chase scene, (see from 1:42 to about 2:13 in this clip).
Well that’s it for the history lesson for now, hope you enjoy the photo.
See you at the next post!
This week the theme is getting another point of view. Actually this morning was so lovely, the difficulty was finding a shot which did not have another photographer with their tripod.
Hope you enjoy it.
When photographing in the local area I find a new or different point of view is all you need to get a completely different take on a scene.
This photo of one of my favorite spots, north Maroubra.