Bare Islands has historic significance in Australian history for many reasons but more than anything I think it attracts Sydney siders because of their curiosity to the island. Its located in Botany Bay just off the coast of an area in South East Sydney called La Perouse, named after the french explorer. I came across La Perouse, originally, when I was exploring the coast line south of Bondi and Bronte looking for interesting seascape formations to take photographs of. This is Bare Islands shot during a sunset in late Autumn with long exposure techniques to highlight the movement of the clouds and smooth the ocean surface.

Taking photos here is a lot of fun because there are so many choices to where you can set up. For example if you step down under the old wooden bridge there are lots of little compositions to explore amongst the wooden structures and interesting sea rocks. Then their is the old stone guard tower on the top of the hill… or the 2 beaches just round the corner which off beautiful scenery in every direction.


I got to use the brand new On1 Photo 10 to edit this image and you can order yourself a copy of the suite here. Check out my previous blog post here for lots of info on the new software, it’s sure going to make its mark on the photography world and definitely worth checking out guys and gals.

Technical Mumbo Jumbo

  • Camera: Sony A7R
  • Lens: Nikkor 14-24mm
  • Focal Length: 14mm
  • Shutter Speed: 15 seconds
  • ISO: 100
  • HDR info: N/A Single Exposure. I used HDR look filter in  On1 Photo 10 
  • Date: 26/10/2015
  • Time: 7:06 PM
  • Location: Bare Island, La Perouse. Sydney Australia

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