Sunrise at Urunga was amazing yesterday…. and perfect weather for photography!
This is only part of a 36 image stitch that completes a full 360 degree view of yet another spectacular sunrise here on the Coffs Coast.
Morning all! I have definitely still been out and about taking photos… But it has been a busy month or so off after finishing my project 365.
I am severely missing having an ultra wide-angle lens that I can use filters on since stepping up to the 5D III, as I do like to shoot wideeeeeeee. Hopefully I can fix this problem soon!
Hope to stop by some other blogs today too, to see what you have all been up to and reply to comments from while I have been away… oh WordPress – how I have missed you!
I have wanted to get out and try out some photography of the night skies with the aim of trying to capture the edge of the Milky Way across the sky for a while now. Unfortunately we have had pretty much non stop rain or at very minimum overcast skies here. No fun for me…
However, I did get a chance to attempt it on one night this week, and mainly played around with a few settings to see what worked best. I have a few ideas for this, but will have to wait for the right conditions… go away clouds!
As a present to myself, I have jumped into the deep and have purchased a full frame camera. My Canon EOS 5D Mark III arrived yesterday after being on back order for 2 weeks.
I’m looking forward to learning what this thing is capable of, and hope to post photos soon!
Well… it’s finally here – the end of my Project 365! Even though it has finished late, better late than never right? I held off posting my last post for the project because I wanted to finish on a high if I could. So I have been waiting for a nice sunrise like today provided, and even managed to get in some light painting over the weekend.
What better way to end with where I started on day 1 – at the Coffs Harbour Jetty. The only problem is I had 2 photos from this morning taken 7 minutes apart that I liked, and I couldn’t decide which to post, so I will leave it up to you to decide which one you like more. The earlier one was at the start of the post, and here is the one just after sunrise.
A massive thank you to everyone for their support, comments, and likes throughout my extended Project 365.
In all my time on the Gold Coast, I have never visited the sand pumping jetty at The Spit. I decided to make the effort this morning and make my way down there nice and early to catch the sunrise, and hope that the weather was on my side. Much to my disappointment, I knew the clouds on the horizon would kill any chance of getting some nice colour in the sky, but figured it would be a good opportunity to get some longer exposures with the Big Stopper.
There seems to be no shortage of debris lying around thanks to the recent storms. It was lucky that the sun managed to find a gap in the clouds too, as it was raining when I managed to capture this shot.
I didn’t like this image 100% when I initially took it yesterday, but looking at it on something a little larger than my cameras LCD screen, it looks a whole lot better!
One of my biggest mistakes when starting out in my photographic journey was leaving after I thought the best light had passed. I now make sure I stay a little longer, because like this morning, a dull grey sunrise can quickly throw a splash of colour out for a moment and make things a little more interesting.
Lately my Project 365 has been seeming like it will never end. Even being so close to the finish… every time I seem to go out, something is against me to get anything post worthy. I guess sometimes you just have to push that little further for a little inspiration – or is that just me?
Summer has ended and Autumn is here… hopefully it also marks the end of the rain as well.
The above shot is from yesterday, where I managed to get some good shots that were ruined by water spots on my filter. That was bound to happen with where I was and the size of the waves. This one was acceptable to me though, so it becomes my last shot of Summer.
Below is my first shot from Autumn. I tried a different location, but it didn’t quite work out. It was then a race to find a spot as I saw the colour appearing in the sky. It quickly disappeared after this shot, and we have returned to dull grey skies… but at least it’s Friday!