It’s Australia Day today – the day the First Fleet arrived in Sydney and the British proclaimed sovereignty over the land (and in so doing alienated the indigenous population forever). I won’t delve into the history and politics that surround our national day of holiday – this is after all a photoblog. Instead, I’ll share with you some shots from this mornings sunrise 🙂
Sydney hasn’t really had much of a summer and today the recent gloomy weather continued. Rising early, the boy’s and I headed off to Bronte at 5.30am eager to welcome the new day. It had rained for most of the drive in but as luck would have it, it stopped just when we arrived. It really hadn’t looked very promising for the photographically inclined, so you can imagine my glee when we were treated to a brief but fiery display as the sun broke the horizon.
Most of these shot were bracketed exposures and I confess to spending a bit of time with them in post-processing. I hope you like them.
Canon 7D | Tripod | Canon EF 24-105L | ND Grad Filter where needed
Above: Bronte rock pool.
Above: Cliffs beside Bronte baths
Above: Bronte rock pool
Above: My boys after our early morning swim