On the 1st May 2011, I headed out to Avoca Beach to catch the conjunction of the Moon and Planets in the pre-dawn Eastern sky. When the dawn light went and the sunrise came, the sky put on a beautiful show and I was fortunate to capture these beautiful seascapes.
They’re some of my best photography in recent years and I’m really happy with them. I hope you enjoy them too.
You can click on each image for a larger version, and some of them have links to buy on RedBubble. If you’d like to purchase any others that aren’t on RedBubble, just get in touch with me.
I really like this one – the lone surfer battling the elements. And the sky put on a fantastic show.
I processed this one in black and white and loved the contrast of the rays with the silhouette of the surfer.
I remember seeing this one on the preview screen after I took it, and knew it would come out well. I loved the reflection in the puddle on the rock.
This is also one of my favourites. The waves crashing all around the lone surfer really give it a dramatic feel.
The golden tones of the sunrise bouncing off the rocks really gives this a warm glow.
I liked the smoothness of the water and the cooler tones here.
This is another that was about contrast for me.
For this next shot, I was trying for a grainy old film look. I guess it’s ok.
I liked the silhouette of the surfers in this next one.
I’m not too sure about this one, it doesn’t inspire me much yet.
Lastly, the Tide Pool.
I had a great morning out, even though I was disappointed not to catch more of the conjunction.
For comparison to some previous work at Avoca Beach, these Sunrise Photos from Avoca Beach were captured in January 2009 after I first got my Canon 20D. I’m using a Canon 40D now, and all of the images above were captured with my 40D and 24-105mm lens.
Thanks for looking. Comments and feedback welcome.