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
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
A shot I took back on 28 July 2010, retouched it today as I didn’t like my original processing – I have already sold a few of this image on canvas, but recently printed one on aluminium and it looked awesome – I think I may get one printed for my wall in the office…
I got my pier shot that I’ve been wanting to get for a while! … & I was determined after what happened at my last shoot to get some more shots at the Gold Coast while I am up here. Set up a few shots and thought I didn’t really capture anything spectacular until I got home and opened up my RAW files. Came across this shot and was pretty excited that I got it!
It was taken at 5:09pm, ISO100, 1/4 sec, 24mm, f/18 with a 0.9 grad Lee filter on a Canon 5D Mark II, 24-70mm L series lens.
Am planning one more shoot for tomorrow morning then back to Sydney!