Gothic Pinnacles

WILDERNESS LANDSCAPE – Runner-up

The jagged pink granite peaks of the Pinnacles have always conjured up in my mind the impression of another world. Consequently, I wished to interpret this wild landscape in a surreal way. A long exposure well after sunset in that period of transition of blue-purple to black sky seemed an appropriate time. During the 77-second exposure, several waves lightly washed over the rocks in the foreground to create a misty look. The twilight sky colour reflected in the water and the movement in the clouds completed the journey to otherworldliness.

Cape Woolamai, Phillip Island, Victoria

Canon 1Ds MkIII, Canon 16–35mm 2.8L, 77 seconds, f9, ISO 100, Singh-Ray graduated neutral density filters, Gitzo Explorer tripod

by Kah Kit Yoong, Victoria