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Dimensions3715 x 5573
Original file size13.7 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken7-Jan-13 18:29
Date modified16-Jan-13 21:01
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal length17 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/4 at f/16
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Did the sky mimic the sand or the sand mimic the sky?

Did the sky mimic the sand or the sand mimic the sky?

This photo was taken at sunset at Sunshine Beach on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. My wife and I had been walking through Noosa National Park and we had turned around to head home. I had kept an eye on the sky all day (as most photographers do) and I saw there was potential for an interesting pattern in the sky at sunset. When I saw getting better I immediately thought of this little stream which flowed through to the sea which we had passed on Sunshine Beach. I started walking faster and then ran down the large amount of stairs onto Sunshine Beach to make sure I didn't miss the shot. As it turned out this pattern stayed around for a while.

In answer to the question in the title....I think the sky mimic'd the sand.

Canon 5D Mark II
17-40 @ 17mm
ISO100 f/16 1/4sec