Mallacoota Sunrise, Border of NSW and Victoria Australia

If there was heaven on Earth then Mallacoota is close to it. It\’s 7 hours drive from Sydney or Melbourne. Two major cities in Australia. It\’s an effort to get here either way. There is a huge lake surrounds by mountains and to the East you have unspoiled National Park and beaches.

It was Christmas Day 2014 when we arrived at Mallacoota and passing the Victoria border to another state. It is so funny when I look at my life so far, the major dates in my life I have travel. I have celebrated one of my birthday on a aeroplane to Taiwan. So passing to another state didn\’t surprise me at all.

The weather was bad, we were lucky enough to have a powered camp site for one night before going further to Victoria. We were using a quick release 3 second tent and it held up to the wind and rain. I was impressed with the design. We bascially camp next to the Mallacoota Lake, the best accommodation is camping I think, just for the view alone was worth the cost of the camp.

We scouted Mallacoota for locations and it was spectacular. It was closed to midday when we arrived and the light was harsh. So after set up camp we just drove around, to see how big the lake was. And it\’s big. We settle for the sunset photos locations and came back for the sunset. Unfortunately it rain on us and I didn\’t get a great sunset photo.

The next day I woke up early to catch the sunrise. We drove about 7km from our camp site to this beach. I was amazed with clouds and quickly set-up my tripod and camera to do some time-lapse photography. I did get all the angles for time-lapse. I haven\’t had the time or the computer to put it together yet. I\’ll do soon.

The reflections from sky with the slow fast moving clouds will make a spectacular time-lapse. I haven\’t developed the raw files as yet. But from what I\’ve seen it amazing. Watch this space.


Published by Travis Chau

I'm a freelance makeup artist from Sydney, Australia. If you hang around creative people long enough you well get the bug to create as well. So now I am into photography, timelapse photography and maybe video/film later.

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