So for some reason, I woke up at 6:00am, despite the fact that I only went to bed at 1am. I thought about going back to sleep, but I'm so rarely up in time for sunrises that I couldn't resist the inner voice. I headed over to Gerrringong, 10 minutes up the road from my house, to the boat harbour and the ocean pool. I was set up about 25 minutes before sunrise and got some shots of the sun emerging over the pacific. But the nicest shots of the day were when I turned my back on the sunrise and starting photographing the swell on the rocks. I love how the rising sun's lit up the spray on the left and the rocks on the right. Hope you dig it too. ___________________________
Note: This is a single exposure image. The RAW file was processed in Photoshop. Lens flare removed, horizon straightened and a warming filter and tonal contrast applied using Color Efex Pro 4. ___________________________
Delicate Arch from Arches National Park, Utah. This giant arch, the unofficial symbol of Utah, is the justification for the strenuous hour and a half hike from the Wolfe's Ranch trailhead. There's no shade or water so, if you go, be sure to bring plenty of water.
HDR panorama from 12 images. Edited and re-uploaded.