When I was a child, we always had Easter bunnies in our home. We lived in a house and my father's friend borrowed little bunnies for a week around Eastern. When we were younger, we have got what they gave, but later we can select what we prefer - white or black. Most of the time we chosen white ones, just rarely black ones. You know, how would the Easter bunny be dark???
Each year in August everyone around the world is looking for the meteor shower, which would be spectacular on one hand and challenging to capture from the other hand. In the Northern hemisphere it is Summer now, so it would be easy to watch the sky from your backyard and drink a nice wine and wish if you see something.
It was my plan too – no, it was not really, just joked. It is Winter here; the nights are cold. Last night there was only 4 degrees C and cloudy around Melbourne. But there was a mathematical chance to see the sky without clouds, so I jumped to the car after 10PM and headed to the Mornington Peninsula. I know the success of a great photo starts with a good plan, but sometimes it is not as easy, as the Melbournian / Victorian weather doesn’t help. Don’t worry, I still love Cape Schanck (with the lighthouse), but now I wanted to discover something new. Something which would be great in the foreground.
Since I heard about Rabbit Rock, I wanted to discover it! It is roughly the same distance from my home as Cape Schanck; an hour drive or so. Melbourne was fully cloudy, but as I arrived closer to the destination, I could see more and more stars.
I found the track to Monforts Beach where Rabbit Rock is located. It was freezing, windy and the waves of the ocean were loud. When I was on the beach, I realized that I was lucky as the ocean tide is only in morning, so I could easily walk on the shore, I didn’t need to worry about the waves of the ocean. It looked like the waves already became further and further from the shore.
And there I found my bunny! A dark one. Nearly no lights, my eyes needed to adapt to the dark as it was fully cloudy and even the rain came from the ocean. But before arriving, I had 20 dry minutes to take my photos. I became wet as the rain arrived, but who cares, I was so happy that I could take a photo of the rabbit! I think I must come back in daytime or another day when the sky is clear…
PS1: There are no wishes, as the meteor shower was invisible.
PS2: Photos (colour and Black and White) are in Astrophotography gallery