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Sunset – Sunrise New Year 2012 -2013   1 comment

Each year I try and photograph New Years Eve Sunset, and then New Years Day Sunrise.

First we will start with the New Years Eve Sunset – everything worked for this shot, the light, the colour/the camera settings – and instead of processing the ‘Raw’ image as I normally would this is a Jpeg straight from the camera, besides a border and a Water Mark totally untouched.

OK, woke up at 3.30am – was concerned with the low tide, heavy cloud moving in and high winds from previous day if it was worth going or not – thinking going back to bed a good option – looked outside – little tree movement – winds had dropped – see a few stars – ok, so looking promising, although the bed was also looking very tempting still. So where could I go where the low tide would not overly unfluence the type of photos I could take – only option realy was Manly Boat Harbour – as no rocky headlands within driveable distance in the time I had before sunrise at 4.55am.

I get there, ok not too bad, still alot of heavy cloud on horizon, but little wind.

Took a few predawn shots, but nothing exciting and closer to sunrise we see a bit of colour and then it is gone.

The two following images were taken in that brief period of colour.

Ok, this one required quite a bit of work, and was created through a HDR style merging of two images, with a little colour enhancement.

The second one taken a few minutes later looking back to the left of the previous one, the colour is starting to fade, so again a little enhancement in photoshop to get some of the colour back.

Hope you enjoy them, and a Happy New Year to everyone.

Cheers Dave

Sunrise Manly Boat Harbour   1 comment

Got up today at 4.00 something, in quest of a Sunrise, with no thoughts for the Easter Bunny, we were off.

Decided as there was hardly any clouds, to head to Manly Boat Harbour, on the coast east of Brisbane.

The following image was made up of 3 seperate exposures, 3 stops apart, merged using the HDR process, in a quest t okeep the details in the boats.

Taken with 7D, 17-55 Lens, ND8 filter,and 2 x Cokin Graduated filters.

Cheers Dave