Korora Beach is a straight 650 m long lower energy beach located in the small Korora Bay and backed by slopes covered with residential housing . The Bay is protected from the south by 40 m high Diggers Head with smaller Fowlers Head to the north. The beach is accessible in the north from the Hills Beach car park and from a road that winds through the houses to a car park behind the centre of the beach. The upper beach is composed of coarse sand and cobbles and tends to be steep at high tide with a shallow bar at low tide. A reef lies 300 m off the centre of the beach. Rips are absent under normal waves, but will occur against both headland and rocks during higher waves.
When we got to the end of Breakers Way, not being sure of our way, we fumbled in the dark. Being early gave us an opportunity to explore the area before setting our tripods down. My initial goal was to get some generic sunrise images as part of a commercial property shoot for a luxury home in Korora as I envisaged those would portray a great relaxed beach lifestyle. Little did I know after taking this shoot, that this bench is quite iconic with the locals with one particular lady telling me my photo brought tears to her eyes as it reminded her of many a sunrise with her now deceased mum at that very spot. In the end I felt quite fond of this capture as the empty bench with the single tree, felt more like a story than just another sunrise, which is why this one made it’s way into our print gallery.
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