We’ve just started the Vanuatu shoot of Efate (the country’s main island) and, despite a weather forecast that predicted six straight days of rain (joy), I’m happy to say the gods have chosen to deliver some fine conditions. Here’s a quick pic of a popular swimming spot – Eton Beach in the island’s north.

4am start again tomorrow so it’s an early one for me.

Nice to be back in Vanuatu doing a tourism shoot.

Photography Tip: High tide was critical for this shot. Ten O’clock worked best, before the wind picked up and the light and shadows became too extreme. Glorious swimming location – safe, protected and pristine, white beach, with simple shelters built for shade. With luck, I’ll return to it in the same conditions with the drone and talent to drop onto that left-hand beach, wearing an appealing, contrasting colour.

Next Stop: Mele Maat Waterfall – in my opinion, one of the most stunning waterfalls in the entire South Pacific.

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