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by on Jul.30, 2015, under Life, Photography

Another epic sunrise missed… well almost… This backdraft from the fire gods descended on Sydney the day AFTER I’d gone out to shoot a cloudless sunrise seascape session… sigh…

It’s always the way, decide not to get up early for a shoot and this is what happens!…

Morning Fires

Morning Fires

NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 100 mm, 1/100 sec at f/5.3, ISO 500

For some reason I woke early this morning – just in time to look up from bed and see that the room was glowing red, the ceiling, the walls…

Damn this could mean just one thing… So I quickly got up to take a look out the bedroom window to be presented with this. It was already 6:45AM (just ten minutes till sunrise) and it was still this good – amazing!…

I quickly grabbed the camera and shot these handheld through the window trading ISO for stability with the long lens. These shots are essentially straight out of camera – it was so good it hurt. This was possibly the best sunrise I’d seen in Sydney this year…

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 slideshow gallery viewer.



NIKON D750 + 28.0-300.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 92 mm, 1/100 sec at f/7.1, ISO 800

Ah well next time perhaps I won’t be so lazy and will set the alarm for an early rise and on location an hour before sunrise again… just in time for the cloudless skies or 100% overcast. Still better than torrential rain I say… better luck next time.

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