Beautiful Sunrise at Avoca Beach, Seascape Photos May 2011

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.

Surf Alone

Surf Alone

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I processed this one in black and white and loved the contrast of the rays with the silhouette of the surfer.

Enter the Light

Enter the Light

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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.

Reflect the Dawn

Reflect the Dawn

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This is also one of my favourites. The waves crashing all around the lone surfer really give it a dramatic feel.

I Stand Alone

I Stand Alone

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The golden tones of the sunrise bouncing off the rocks really gives this a warm glow.

Golden Dawn

Golden Dawn

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I liked the smoothness of the water and the cooler tones here.

Morning Rocks at Avoca

Morning Rocks at Avoca

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This is another that was about contrast for me.

Golden Rays

Golden Rays

For this next shot, I was trying for a grainy old film look. I guess it’s ok.

Avoca Beach

Avoca Beach

I liked the silhouette of the surfers in this next one.

Surfing with Friends

Surfing with Friends

I’m not too sure about this one, it doesn’t inspire me much yet.

Avoca Dawn

Avoca Dawn

Lastly, the Tide Pool.

Tide Pool

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, theseĀ 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.

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