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!!!
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
What a gorgeous evening for photography! Last night, it wasn’t a spectacular sunset, but it was pretty and the sky lit up with some nice colours to capture. Check out my last blog re the beach conditions – but it made it all more rewarding, being able to capture this sunset at such a beautiful location. Forresters is definitely up there on my favourite locations to shoot for sunset. I might even try it for a sunrise soon!!!