Forresters Beach at Dawn with Friends

On the 22nd April 2011 (Good Friday), my friends and I arranged for a dawn photo shoot at Forresters Beach. It was a stunning morning – started off grey and dull but the clouds parted at the right time for some beautiful light.trevordiy.wordpress.comAton mebel

The actual sunrise shots are coming soon, but first I processed the people – the participants in this shoot. Michael Little, Jeremy Kerwin and myself.

The first shot is a 2s exposure taken with my 40D and Sigma 17-70mm lens. I gave it an antique grainy treatment and I’m really happy with how it turned out. I’m happy Michael stayed still 🙂

In the next shot, it’s a self-portrait as I’m watching the dawn, triggered with a wireless remote in my hand. ISO100, 1/1600s exposure @ f/4 with the 24-105mm lens.

This next shot was more difficult to stay still – it’s a 15s exposure, f/13 @ ISO800. It was very dark still and I wanted a sense of movement in the sky which is why it was stopped down to f/13. It didn’t quite work how I wanted it but I’m happy I stayed mostly still for the 15s, a bit of movement in my arms.

I call this one “Help I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” 🙂 Michael going for a close up on some of the rocks and moss.

I like this one – Michael and Jeremy synchronised shooting.

Michael and Jeremy waiting for the right light.

This one was taken later in the morning as we headed up to the lookout nearby. I’m pretty sure I was using a tobacco graduated filter giving the tint. The shot is looking back towards Terrigal.

The last couple of me were taken by Jeremy, not self-portraits this time 🙂 I really love them, thanks Jeremy.

Thanks for looking. The sunrise shots will be coming in the next week or two I guess, if I can find the time! 🙂

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