I wake up - it's early in the morning, around 6am or so on Sunday. Fuzz had sent me a message day earlier about shooting a sunrise down by the marina. I had said yes, sure I'll join in. It was one of those weekends - after Thursday night trails with Ad, I was feeling all sniffly and just a cold coming along. The running group had organised a mega cool adventure up to The Pinnacles in Coromandel, but I just didn't think I was going to make it. I let Ad know on the Friday, and besides I had done The Pinnacles a few months back - blog post on that in future.
So anyway I thought I need to get out and Sunday would be a good opportunity to do that - and pursue a sunrise which I haven't done in a while. I'm running a bit late, I let Fuzz know - meeting point is at Westhaven, there is a little beach there. I get there - Fuzz is already setup with his gear.
I wanted to go for my 2 camera setup this time - one taking in a time lapse and the other free handing some shots around the location. After we were done there, we decide to walk down the marina and check the Wynyard Quarter and the fish market there. Fuzz told me about his experiences overseas, where he was shooting a fish market, much more bigger scale. He has lived in many parts of the world, and shooting with him is always interesting as there is always something new to find or a new story he has.
I had never been to our fish market myself, so was good to check it out. it was fairly empty, we took a few photos inside and then left walking further onto the waterfront. By this time the magic golden hour light was gone and after taking a few more snapshots and talking about street photography we were done. It reminded how much photography is about timing, to get that golden light, you to be there at the right time, to capture that emotion you have to have captured it at the right time. This is what we have to think about lots. Here's a few snaps and the time lapse I ended up with.