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
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
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/
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/
Technical Data: Canon 5D Mark II, 16-35mm Lens, 18mm, ISO 100, f/14, 6 sec, 1.3 sec + exp bias, 5 images stitched in Photoshop CS4
Shot in an abandoned warehouse in Alexandria.
The weather in Sydney has been shocking – constant rain, four seasons in one week, its cold but spring – which makes it so hard to try to plan photo shoots. At around 5:30pm I had a look outside and the clouds look menacing, so I headed down to Mona Vale Baths, a location I dare not take my two little kids with me (cross waves and unpredictable tides). It was raining very heavily when I was driving down to the Northern Beaches, but thought I may catch a gap in the weather – not so lucky. I braved it and headed out anyway. The only way I could get a shot was with my Lee Big Stopper 10, wiping the rain drops off the filter every 30 seconds to try to get a clean shot – yes, I forgot my umbrella…
Needless to say, I got washed by the waves to my knees in my jeans, my gortex boots kept my feet dry (amazingly) and I managed to capture this shot in around 60 seconds. Miserable day to be out shooting, but I figure, there is no challenge shooting on perfect days all the time – shoot nature from different angles, learn in all elements and broaden the portfolio… Got home frozen, popped my gear in the washing machine, threw on a dress and headed off for pizza/wine at Manly with some friends and then a movie, hence the very late edit/post.
However, my 4am wake-up for a sunrise shoot will be postponed until Sunday (as waking up to torrential rain is not so tempting at that early hour).
What else can I say …. this was a spectacular evening at Turrimetta!!!