Monochrome Madness – Capturing Dragons

This is another one from the archives. It was taken in 2015 down at Rosebud at a place that the locals call Dragon’s Head. It really does look like a dragon’s head, don’t you think?

I know I have been using my archives a lot, but I have to admit I am really loving it. I can think to myself “what do I feel like working on today” and I can think, “umm, coastal”. Then I end up in a folder of photos taken along the coast.

I have so many that I can work on what I want. I haven’t really had a car for a few weeks as my brother-in-law is using it, so I can’t go anyway, but thank goodness for flowers in the garden and over 10 years of photos.

This was taken in October of 2015 and I remember this day very well. I had a couple of travellers staying with me as a favour to someone I knew. They were into photography and I invited them to come along on the trip along the coast.

I have been to Dragon’s Head a few times now, but I think this trip was one of the times I remember it being the best. It really depends on the tide and how far in or out the water is. If the tide is right in, or high tide, you can’t see it at all. If you go at low tide then there is no water pouring over the rocks. It is a tricky one. Timing is key.

I have processed it as a black and white image, though I did add a tone to the image for the header. Also incase you hadn’t noticed it is also a long exposure.


Participating in Monochrome Madness

If you would like to participate in this challenge please post photos on your blog and use the tag Monochrome-Madness, as then I can use the reader to see what you post. Also, use the tag mid-week monochrome to catch Bren’s as well.

I’m afraid I don’t use Social Media much anymore, but maybe tag it #monochromemadness for Instagram and I will try and look. That would be brilliant.

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  1. I wouldn’t have guessed that it looks like a dragon head if I hadn’t been told so… Where is it? Somewhere in Australia?

  2. It is an amazing image (I love dragons). Glad you are having fun with your photos. Only just catching up with your posts. I always wait till l am on my desktop computer with time to spend before I have a look. Been obsesses with flooring lately.

  3. It’s amazing how our imagination can morph a lump of rock into a Dragon… Helped by some great B&W of course! 😎👍

    1. Thank you Anne, sadly it is in the opposite direction to where we are going, but I’m sure you won’t be disappointed with what you see.

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