Woke up nice and early at 0430 to train at the gym at 0530 – i figured since sunrise was at 0647 i may as well pack my camera gear and head down to the beach for a shoot, allowing me ample time to drive down there, set up and have a chat to the people out exercising on such a lovely morning. The weather was nice and warm, perfect for shooting – no chilly wind to knock the tripod around.
The one thing I noticed was how polite people were, I was taking up the entire walkway with my tripod and my f-stop bag splayed over the footpath, nobody seemed to mind much, they paused, then asked me if they could walk in front of the camera. The guy who was walking down the walkway (the one in the shot) noticed I was getting a bit dismayed as he was right in my shot and wearing red which would have been hard to photoshop out and then make the pier look perfect again, so he hurried up and apologised when he got to the end – totally unnecessary, but so nice to know that the Northern Beaches is full of gorgeous people!
Oh and they had the audacity to tell me that I should have been down here yesterday as the sunrise was sweet as…. grrrr…. didn’t need to know that 🙂
I got loads of shots, but this was my favourite panoramic, will upload an individual shot later.
Technical Specs: 11 march 2011, 6:54am, iso100, f/14, 0.6 sec, 24mm, canon l series 24-70mm lens, canon 1d mark iv, 9 images stitched
Taken at Collaroy Beach last night after sunset. The tungsten lighting presents an issue when editing these shots, as it puts an orange/magenta cast over the image, but it can also work quite well. I think I prefer this lighting effect for dawn rather than dusk, as the light is a lot softer and it compliments the environment. Gorgeous evening to be out shooting, nice warm breeze, loads of people out swimming, running and just enjoying what is left of the “summer” weather. If the cloud cover wasn’t so heavy I would have stuck around to shoot some star trails.
Technical specs: 9 march 2011, 1940hr, iso100, f/13, 24mm, 15 secs, 5 images stitched, ps cs5, canon l series 24-70mm, lee soft grad filter 0.6, canon 1d mk iv
The St Ives Heritage Fair is held on the first Sunday of every month. The kids love going for the jumping castles, big slide, pony rides, face painting, trampolines with harnesses for doing backflips, decorating cupcakes, checking out the tutus and batman capes, etc… loads of fun … and it even tires them out so Mummy can have a rest in the afternoon! I snapped this pic when they were playing on the jumping castle.
Technical Specs: 6 march 2011, 12:25pm, iso250, 54mm, canon l series ef24-70mm f/2.8l usm, f/2.8, 1/1000 sec, canon 1d mark iv, hoya pro circular polarizer filter
Technical Data:11:03am, 10 february 2011, f/2.8, 1/100, iso100, 16mm, 16-35mm canon l series lens, canon 1d mark iv, hoya pro circular polarizer filter
Shot at the Legal Wall at Murwillumbah, NSW. Some awesome urban art on these walls, definitely worth checking out… got some great shots this day.
Every time I come to the Gold Coast, I relax too much and don’t get out and shoot enough, I thought today was a good day to set the alarm for 4:20am and head off to Currumbin Rock to get a nice sunrise shoot in. Didn’t think I would make it as it was getting pretty light as I was driving past Palm Beach and was tempted to just get a beach shot in, but that’s not my style, so I kept on driving. My 4-yr old son begged to come last night, so I woke him up at 4:25 and he reluctantly made it to the car and went back to sleep. I hiked out to location with my 15kg backpack on (all my gear in it) and my 16kg son on my hip. Thank god, I have been going to the gym or I would have been dead once I got there. The sun took forever to come up, it was supposed to be sunrise at 5:28am, but it didn’t seem to breach the horizon til around 5:40am, which is when I got this shot. Not an overly exciting sunrise to say the least, but I’m happy with the shot. Loads of keen fishermen up at this early hour. Technical notes: 5:40am, 14 february 2011, iso100, f/13, 1/5 sec, 24mm, 24-70mm canon l series lens, lee soft grad filter 0.9, canon 1d mark iv
Happy Valentines Day!!!
Shorncliffe Pier at Dawn, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
5:03am, 12 february 2011, iso100, 42mm, f/22, 30sec, lee soft grad filter 0.6, 24-70mm canon l series lens, canon 1d mark iv
Taken at Shorncliffe Pier: 6:37am, 12 february 2011, iso100, 24mm, 1/6 sec, f/13, 24-70mm canon l series lens, canon 1d mark iv, 7 images stitched
Not a very good morning for shooting sunrise, the cloud was very thick and high on the horizon, not letting the light through til way after sunrise. The light was still nice pre-sunrise and I will process another shot, this time in colour soon. Image can be purchased, by clicking on the photo
Was keen to get a nice sunset to start off my Byron shots, but I got there a bit early and the sunset was nice but not intense. This was my favourite shot of the day. Shot it on my new Canon 1D Mark IV and it is an absolutely beautiful piece of equipment – was a bit stuck on a few settings, but once I got the manual out and figured out how basic it really was, and where all the buttons were, it was so simple to use and this was the result. I love it!!!
Technical: 6:49pm, 9 February 2011, iso 100, 85 sec, 16mm, f/13, 16-35mm, lee soft grad filter 0.6, lee big stopper 10, canon 1d mark iv
100mm, f/2.8, iso100, 1/10 sec, canon macro lens ef 100mm 1:2.8l is usm, canon 5d mark ii
Shot down at Little Manly Cove on 31 January 2011, 8:04pm, iso320, 1/100, f/2.8, 125mm, 70-200mm canon l series lens, canon 5d mk ii
Went down to Little Manly with Liz to have a quick birthday dinner and watch the sunset. I got out my new 70-200mm L series and handheld shot some photos whilst eating dinner. It was a nice evening to be out
Went down to North Avoca with Tim Bolger to shoot sunset. Took a while to find a comp that I liked. As the sun was setting I had my big stopper on and missed the pink clouds, but I got this just before sunset. Definitely a place I will be heading back to and reshoot, maybe a sunrise next time… (now I know how to find the place).
Image can be purchased by clicking on the photo, it will direct link to my website…
Technical Specs: f/13, 1.3 secs, 24mm, ISO100, 18 January 2011, 7:44pm, canon 5d mkii, canon l series 24-70mm lens, lee soft graduated filter 0.9
My panoramic is finally manually stitched from last night’s shoot. This is a series of 8 shots taken in portrait orientation. Specs: f/18, ISO100, 10 secs per frame, 24mm, 8:13pm-8:15pm, 18 January 2011. I thought I would upload something different from Forresters – I have a few seascape shots as well, but will upload those as they are processed. Hope you like this one.
This image can be purchased from my website: http://www.leannedoroszuk.com.au/photo/forrestersduskpano/
It’s about time I got back out on the beaches to shoot some seascapes. I met up with Danny, Tim and Jasiah down at Forresters Beach on the Central Coast to capture tonight’s sunset. The cloud was a bit thick to filter much colour through, so it was an overcast shoot – but still so nice to shoot Forresters – always something different to compose. I found my favourite rock to shoot and this is the first out of a few shots that I got tonight.
Technical Specs: f/14, 10 sec, 8:17pm, 24mm, lee grad filter 0.9, 24-70mm l series, canon 5d mark ii
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Happy New Year! Thought I would see the New Year in differently this year, went out and saw the fireworks at Broadbeach and decided to set the alarm for 3:50am to see the first day of the New Year in properly with a sunrise shoot. The sky didn’t turn out as I was hoping, it looked pinkish at around 4:00am but the cloud cover and wind picked up and I got a dreary/wet sunrise shoot, but still nice to get up that early on the 01/01/11. This photograph is a 3 image stitch, shot at 4:29am, f/13, 90secsx3, ISO100, 24mm, canon 5d mkii, lee soft grad filter 0.6.
If you look to the left of the image to the top right of the swimming enclosure, there is a lump in the water, I didn’t think much about it until I got back to my MacBook and blew up the image to 100%. It looked like a man lying face down in the water, dark hair, blue shorts, brown t-shirt. Thought I had better ring it in just in case. Maybe he had too hard of a night to see in the New Year. Luckily, I was told that it was just the tie down for the swimming float fence. Much to my relief and embarrassment 🙂
The weather is nice and hot today so I may head out for a sunset shoot tonight… no floods here which is a good thing 🙂
A larger size of this image can be viewed and purchased from my website: http://www.leannedoroszuk.com.au/photo/broadwaterbody/
Headed down to Warriewood this evening before the storm hit – the clouds were coming in fast and thick – as the light was falling, the pictures just got better and better. I have taken a few panoramics and a few long exposures which I will edit and upload as they are completed. This is the first image from this evening down at Warriewood beach…
EXIF: f/22, 1.3sec, ISO100, 16mm, lee soft grad filter 0.6, canon 5d mark ii, canon l series lens 16-35mm, 7:59pm, 26 December 2010
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It’s finally here, & before Christmas. My long awaited website is finally launched.
Feel free to check it out & order any prints or canvasses online – making the process much easier than before. I will be uploading my portfolio over the new few weeks and any new images as I launch them. Thank you to all my current and potential customers for your continued support throughout the year. Have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
What a gorgeous morning to be up – I was watching an orange/pink sunset last night and was determined to capture a sunrise since I haven’t been out shooting for ages. Headed down to Turimetta and on the way down Mona Vale Road, saw the sky going pink at around 4:40am – pretty excited at this point, knew it was going to be a cracker… Texted a few photographers to get up and shoot it!
Sunrise wasn’t until 5:41am, but the photo opportunities started close to 5:00am and the light was pretty much gone by 5:20am. Didn’t stick around to watch the sunrise as I got my shots in the first 10 exposures. Stunning morning to be up nice and early. Will process some panoramics later on today, but just wanted to get this one up on the internet…
EXIF Data: f/8, ISO400, 8:03pm-8:10pm, 420 seconds, 24mm