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
This shot was taken about 5 months ago down at Dee Why at sunset with a massive storm brewing. With all this rain and thick cloud cover its hard to get out and get some new shots, so I am trawling through the archives …
Technical: Canon 5D Mark II, 100mm, 1/80 sec, f/2.8, ISO400, Adobe Photoshop CS4 – minimal processing
What else do you do when your big brother is off at pre-school playing with his friends and I am not old enough to go… hang out with Mummy on photo shoots and look gorgeous…”
What a gorgeous morning to be up at 3:50am for… pink cotton wool clouds, nice and warm and a stunning sunrise… I met up with Danny & Jasiah pre-dawn hoping to capture something like this… so glad I got up and headed up the coast – its mornings like this that make it all worthwhile…
Decided to take the family down to Turimetta to try for a sunset shoot – the kids wandered around the rock pools on the very low tide and I went out on the exposed rock shelf, trying to find some composition – got nothing… on the way back to the car, all packed up, I looked over and saw this… the sky wasn’t exciting, but its a nice picture all the same… the rocks are really nice down here and the green moss is still all over the rocks – amazingly…
The EXIF data is: f/8, ISO400, 24mm, 60 secs, no filters, Canon 5D Mark II, remote cable.