New Years Day sunrise at Bronte

13 01 01 Bronte morning-1Hi everyone! After two and half hours fitful sleep my alarm heralded the dawning of the new day at 4.55am. I was very excited to head back down to Bronte this year because the weather and tide reports all suggested a glorious sunrise to welcome in 2013. Unfortunately, whilst it was a pleasant 21C (70F) at 5am, the skies were heavy with clouds and my much hoped for colourful sunrise was just not to be. I lingered for a good 2 hours (long enough for the Jenny’s Cafe to open at 6.45am for my morning coffee) but the sun just couldn’t quite make an appearance. I took the opportunity instead to use my 9 stop ND filter again and get some creamy smooth shots of the rockpool and swimming pool. I’ve also had a bit of a play again with doing some B&W conversions – I hope you like some of them. New years is synonymous with summer in Australia and I can’t imagine this time of year in cooler climates. I can’t tell you how terrific it is to spend new years day at the beach. Good times. Happy New Year everyone, wherever you are! 🙂

Canon 7D | EFS 10-22 & EF 24-105L | ISO 100 | Exposures: variable. 1-2 minutes on seascapes | Post: Lightroom 4

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13 01 01 Bronte morning-8Above: Some new years eve party-goers who’d set up tent in the park.

13 01 01 Bronte morning-7Above: Some morning exercises to welcome in the new year. (Cross processed B&W)

Balmoral Beach at 9am

After I finished at Bronte, I headed home to pick up the rest of the family so we could meet with our friends for a swim at Balmoral. It was gorgeous down there. The sun had finally burned through the early morning cloud cover and it was heading towards 30C (86F). I made the following shots of the kids into triptych’s and diptych’s as I thought they’d make more sense in a series.

13 01 01 Harrison triptychAbove: Harrison (our eldest)

13 01 01 Leo TriptychAbove: Leo (our youngest)

13 01 01 Thomas DiptychAbove: Thomas

13 01 01 Jake triptychAbove: Jake


7 Comments Add yours

    1. Distan Bach says:

      Thank you, Mahesh. Prosperous new year to you and your family.


  1. drawandshoot says:

    Distan, these are so beautiful!!! The rock pool is stunning. who needs sun! : )
    Happiest of new years to you. I look forward to more of your brilliant work in 2013.


    1. Distan Bach says:

      Thank you so much, Karen. Can’t wait to see what you bring in 2013 too! You’re inspirational. Onward!


  2. From one sunrise in Bronte to another in San Francisco ! Ocean swimming is the best! So is sketching people while listening to live music. Beautiful phptpgraphs. Thank you for stopping by my blog.


    1. Distan Bach says:

      Thanks so much, Carla. Your sunrise photo brought back fond memories as we were only in San Francisco 3 months ago. What a beautiful city! Appreciate you stopping by here too and leaving your kind words. Cheers to 2013.


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