After I finished posting last nights NYE fireworks display (see previous post), I said I had made a promise to myself to try and get up and shoot the first rays of sun for 2012. I didn’t get to bed until 4.10am this morning and had gingerly set my alarm for 5.10am (I know, I probably should of just stayed up). Do you think I managed to wake when my phone started to beep just 60 minutes after my head hit the pillow?
Here’s the sun rising over the baths at Bronte beach at 5.48am:
Despite the lack of interesting cloud cover, the sunrise was warm and summery. I again had to use two ND Grad filters to get a decent exposure and I think it has helped me capture a bit of how it felt. It was a stunning morning, made all the more memorable by the throngs of people down at the beach waiting to herald in the new year.Sun worshipper ?
After taking these frames, I put down the camera and jumped into the pool for the first swim of the new year. It was a pleasant and refreshing 21C. Gorgeous!!! As has become a bit of tradition now; after my swim and shower I head over to Jenny’s cafe for a takeaway flat-white (coffee). To my surprise, Jenny gave me a loaf of Banana bread to take home for the family as well. It was generous and so unexpected – I couldn’t thank her enough. If this is any indication, I can’t help but think 2012 is going to be a great year.Jenny’s Cafe:
Wherever you are, have a safe and enjoyable start to your new years. Best wishes for 2012 🙂