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Moogerah Dam – “End of the Line”   Leave a comment

Leading into last weekend  – it is lunch time Friday and we are on the road – a 2 hour road trip for a weekend adventure  –  our long anticipated weekend away at “Moogerah Dam”  spending two night staying at a beautiful old house based on the banks of the Dam itself   – a nicely secluded (as in the last house on a dead end road with a lot of farm land between us and the closest neighbour) –   sharing the time with some great friends.

On the evening  of our arrival, we were treated to a stunning sunset across the water.

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And the sunrise the next morning was nearly as stunning

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The main reason photographers usually go to Moogerah with a camera is for the astro photography – but unfortunately the clouds that gave the spectacular sunrise/sunsets were a start of more to come and we did not get much clear sky

I did  manage a semi “Milky Way” shot quickly between some thicker cloud bands going through – but certainly not we were there for

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We did a little bit of “fire spinning” by the Lake side.

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And there were LOTS of birds to photograph

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A quick photo of the house as we were packing to leave (phone photo) – pity it was a afterthought as with the different light over the weekend could of got some nice photos of it.

 

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In summary a great weekend – we photographed, fished, and did a little bit of boating  – there was a bonfire – we will be back.

A link to their website is here for anybody looking to go there – there is also caravan and tent accommodation available separately but you do not get this fabulous seclusion.

If you want to see even more photos from the weekend – I will have these and more on my facebook photography page soon

Cheers Dave

 

Brisbane River Walks   Leave a comment

I am lucky to live in walking distance of the Brisbane River and try and go for regular morning walks down there.

This is another couple of random photos, I took on a walk earlier in the year (still going through older photos).

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Cheers Dave

Sunrise over the Brisbane River   Leave a comment

I have been going through some older photos, as with it raining last weekend did not get out much.

These two photos I captured early in January on a morning walk down by the Brisbane River, near Newstead House.

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Both taken with the 7D and 10-22canon lens.

Cheers Dave

Posted April 16, 2013 by davidarnold in Sunrise

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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

Currumbin Sunday Sunrise – except there was no sun !   Leave a comment

We got up at 2.30 am last Sunday morning to head down the Gold Coast ( about an hour away) for a Pre – Christmas meet up of a Photography Group, I am randomly involved in.

So after an uneventful drive down there, except having to go through the McDonalds drive through twice, as we decided our first purchases might not be enough to sustain us until brekky much later in the morning, we were greeted by a very cloudy sky ( not predicted).

Below are a few of the photos I did capture on the day.

 

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Cheers Dave

Horsepower of a different kind   Leave a comment

Ok, after visiting mate mates workshop in previous post, I then went around to another mates place to catch up, and spend the night there, while I was up that way before heading home.

So of course, first thing in the morning I go to the Dam down the back, to see what bird life is about.

Now to do that, you have to walk through the paddock with “Kingsley” the horse.

Who then decided he would join me down on the fence overlooking the Dam, and obviously thought the grass was greener on the other side .

Taken with 7D and 70-200mm Lens.

Cheers Dave

 

 

Caloundra Sunrise   Leave a comment

A few more of my Calounda sunrise photos from last week.

Would of liked some more light clouds for more colour, but was still a magical morning anyway.

Will be a while before we can get up there again, but will be revisiting this location again when we do.

Both taken with 7D and 17-55mm Lens, with Cokin Graduated ND filters.

 

Cheers Dave