Stradbroke Island Recreation

About the photograph

This image was taken in the afternoon of a winter’s day in 1990. It was too cold to swim so I took my camera for a walk instead.

How it was taken

The camera used was a Nikon F801 35mm film SLR. It was shot on Kodachrome 64 and drum scanned. I can’t recall the exact details but it was a 200mm telephoto shot at about f11 to give me a shutter speed of 1/250 sec or more. This was needed to freeze the splashes the boy was making while he was running. I had to shoot fast when the shot appeared and ran down the beach a little to get the sunlight on the rods. There was no exposure compensation and it was shot in apeture priority mode and manual focus.


Where it was taken

Cylinder Beach, North Stradbroke Island looking West towards the mainland. The colour is caused by the sun shining through smoke from fires in the pine plantations on Bribie Island.