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Dee Why Sunrise Seascapes…

by on Apr.11, 2011, under Life, Photography

Was invited again by some keen photographers to another dawn seascape – this time at Dee Why on Sydneys Northern beaches. The plan was to shoot till sunrise at Dee Why and then move across to Newtown (Sydneys inner west) for breakfast and then some Street Graffiti shooting.

This time my eldest daughter came along with me and when we left home at 5:45AM it wasn’t looking all that good. On arrival at Dee Why ocean pool at 6:15AM it was raining lightly and the sky was black with clouds and huddled in the car overlooking the ocean it only got heavier :(. We could catch glimpses of clear sky down south but it really wasn’t looking good.

However only a few minutes before sunrise the sky looked to be clearing a little and the rain stopped. We decided to risk the move down to the rocks and started shooting and as if by magic the skies parted enough to get some decent colour and cloud action and the rain stayed away till we finished shooting just before 8AM. As we were making our way back to the cars the heavens opened again – luck!

Note: These images (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger – so click any of the images below to see larger versions in an inline overlay gallery viewer.

Dawn Surfer

NIKON D7000 + 17.0-50.0 mm f/2.8 @ 17 mm, 3 sec at f / 16, ISO 100

Raging White

NIKON D7000 + 17.0-50.0 mm f/2.8 @ 17 mm, 1/4 sec at f / 16, ISO 100 + CPL

and my favourite image of the day – Ocean Outcrop

NIKON D7000 + 17.0-50.0 mm f/2.8 @ 17 mm, 0.4 sec at f / 16, ISO 100 + CPL

God Rays

NIKON D7000 + 17.0-50.0 mm f/2.8 @ 17 mm, 1/4 sec at f / 22, ISO 100

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