This is an early morning photo of the jetty at Rafferty’s Resort in Cam’s Wharf. I got up nice & early, but with the sun rising behind us didn’t get the normal superbness of the golden hour. I still like the misty morning hue that hangs in the image, and the texture along the side of the jetty.
I had the pleasure of enjoying a sunset over Lake Macquarie last night in Cam’s Wharf. I thought it very worthy of sharing, even if it was taken with my trusty iPhone. Sometimes it is just not appropriate to be lugging around an SLR and unfortunately last night was one of those times. I really want to find myself a worthy point & shoot!
The peacefulness on the water was infectious as I walked the beach this past weekend. I felt so calm & relaxed. This fishing boat was framed beautifully by the posts of the jetty. I love how the graffiti on the right post stands out too.
I love using natural things in a scene to frame a shot, and trees are the usual suspects! These two were perfect for framing our gorgeous morning by the lake. As usual you can click the image for a larger view.
I have to apologise if I am boring anyone with all these photos of Lake Macquarie. But the fact is, I had such a wonderful time with my camera there, and have so many shots that I love! It’s the first time I’ve actually got up early for the sole purpose of a shoot, and also the first time I’ve played with long exposures. So here are the birds on the jetty at sunrise, the golden hour! I hope you like it as much as I do.
This photo was actually taken around dusk. The colour in the sky was amazingly subtle. I also experimented with using fill flash again and I’m liking the results! I like the fact that I got a natural smile out of Kyle – he is at the stage of giving a terrible cheesy grin directly at the camera!
Still cold and calm over the lake. The sun had yet to peek over the horizon. A beautiful sight to be seen…
Camping in July has its downfalls, the main one being it’s freezing!! But, since I was out in the elements, I took the opportunity to do my first night shoot with the D7000. Once I worked out what I was doing and how to light up the screen to see what settings I was using (yes, the simple things aren’t quite so simple in the dark!) I really enjoyed it. This is the jetty at Lake Macquarie Big 4. I am pretty happy with my first efforts. I’ll warn you now that the jetty features in a lot of my shots.