Yesterday morning I decided to head out again for another crack at some sunrise photo’s. This time I went back to one of my old favourite locations – Bronte beach. I was desperately hoping the colourful sunrise that had eluded me earlier in the week could be rectified (see that blog post here). I have to say it wasn’t looking good during my drive there, and despite how these images turned out, they weren’t what I was anticipating. I’m arriving at the conclusion that smokey skies (care of our recent bushfire’s) might provide great sunset photo opportunities, but they do not do the same for sunrise’s. Still, I was really happy with how these turned out and some of these shots have become personal favourites of mine. See what you think; I hope you like them.
For a bit of fun (and largely as an experiment), I took a little bit of video after the sunrise shots and my early morning coffee. I’ve cut them together for a really brief video mash. It wasn’t planned in any way which is patently obvious when you have a look. I’d like to do more video but its a completely different way of thinking. Story boarding (or at very least) knowing what shots are needed to construct a story thread are vital to avoid the video being a bit twee. At any rate, at least it afforded me some more time to play and practice with Final Cut Pro X. Feel free to check it out at the end of this post; I’d love to hear your feedback.
Select a photo in the gallery below to see them larger (I think its worth it 😉 ).
Canon 7D | EF 24-105L | Tripod | ND filter for long exposure images | Post: Lightroom 5 | Video: Final Cut Pro X
And here’s the video for you to check out. Don’t fret, its only about a minute long: