Wineglass Bay at Sunrise, Freycinet
Radiant sunrise over Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay, Eastern Tasmania. Thousands of photographs are taken each day of the beautiful white sandy beach in wineglass Bay with The Hazards behind. It is one of Tasmania's most popular views - the path leading to the lookout even has a one way system to cope with the crowds. I wanted a different photograph from this trip. A check with the The Photographer's Ephemeris showed that the rising sun would shine through the mouth of the bay. The weather forecast looked good so I was up at stupid o'clock to drive to the start of the climb to the lookout. As I steadily climbed with the aid of headlight, the pademelons scurried into the bushes in front of me. At the lookout, I sat and enjoyed the sounds of nature as the morning became alive. Brilliant shafts of red, orange and magenta light flashed across the sky turning the waters of the bay into a beautiful magenta colour. Then, a few seconds later, it all disappeared as a big bank of heavy cloud raced in from the east. I didn't get the photo I had envisaged but I did get something worthwhile.