By Trace O’Rourke. Exploring the Gippsland coast, this vantage point can only be accessed at low tide.
Eagles Nest Low Tide
By Trace O’Rourke
Sony A7R II; FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS lens; ISO 200; 1/125s; f/8 @ 24mm
Exploring the Gippsland coast, this vantage point can only be accessed at low tide.
This sandstone formation is called Eagles Nest. The top half also resembles the top of Australia.
This image grew on me. It’s not a particularly dramatic landscape, but photographer Trace O’Rourke’s decision to use her lens at its shortest focal length has given the composition an understated but distinctive intensity.
Although the Eagles Nest formation has a certain visual interest, the viewer’s eye is drawn to it by the subtle leading lines in the streaky clouds and the extended fronds of the seaweed in the foreground that seem to reach toward the centrally positioned crag.