The night before taking this photograph my family and I had been trying to capture a shot much further up this beach, to my left. We noticed then that something was quite prominently sticking out of the water, I thought it might make for a possible composition. After making the walk down here well before dawn the next morning to find this structure, I was greeted with moody, overcast light. To my knowledge, this structure is the point at which sand from 'The Narrows', the estuarine opening to the Gippsland Lakes, is pumped to in order help keep the system open to the sea.
As the sun rose and tried to poke through the thick cloud, the small dumpy swell washed over the shore, creating a converging feeling between the sand and the ocean.