We were now half way through our trip along the south coast and had chosen Kiama for an overnight stop as Kiama and Bombo are only a few minutes apart. After a night at a B ‘n B in Kiama we headed down to Cathedral Rocks, Bombo at the ungodly hour of 5.30am to set up. With excellent hindsight we had scouted the location the day before so we could find it in the dark, so getting there and setting up was problem free. Cathedral Rocks are 10m high basalt columns, sea stacks and a 20m high cliff that forms a 1km headland.
It was a gorgeous sunrise and we were working on getting the sun – and slow exposures on the rocks. I had a ND1000 on and couldnt work out why it was coming out so dark until I realised I still had the CPL on from the day before. Once I took that off and just used the ND things started to come together.
We stayed there till about 8am with the sun fully up… it was just a fabulous place. Would have liked to go on to the Bombo Quarry or Boneyard after that but we couldnt find them the day before so we just settled for the entire shoot at Cathedral Rocks. Which wasnt a bad thing 🙂
Bombo is a must do place for anyone who loves landscape photography… for me its also a ‘must go back’. I definitely still want to get the Boneyard and the Quarry Cathredal Rocks is located off Cliff Drive, take the Kiama Downs turn off from the Princess Highway, and cross under railway bridge at Bombo Beach.