Another shot from my dawn shoot at Long Reef the other day. This is a great location at low tide, as it provides lots of small pools of water that provide excellent reflections of the early morning sky.
Nikon D7000, Sigma 10-20mm, Cokin ND8 filter. HDR conversion in Nik Software HDR Efex Pro, PP in CS5.
Taking a different way to the waters edge, my timing was perfect. I was able to get a few shots just when the colors were at their peak. The warm colors made the water look deceivingly warm, but I wasn't about to test it.
I focused on this rock under the water, allowing my nd grad to subdue the sky while maintaining the reflection.
On a side note, the colors were so vibrant, I actually reduced the saturation and vibrancy. Quite a bit might I add.
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A cruise ship heading north towards Sydney Heads. The ship entered the frame just as I released the shutter and rather than getting annoyed, I left it open to capture the streaky lights againt the magnificent backdrop of a sensational sunrise.
Little Bay, NSW
Canon EOS 7D, Shooting Mode Bulb, Shutter Speed 489, Aperture Value 11.0, Center-Weighted Average Metering, ISO 200, EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM @ 10.0 mm