Just about the only good thing about working dogwatch is watching some of the spectacular sunrises over the long bridge in Maitland. We are lucky enough to work in the Penthouse so get a great view across the flats. What I love the most is the line of silhouetted trees along the bridge. Unfortunately I only had my iPhone with me, so it’s another quick & fun one. But it’s all about the view!
Well, I couldn’t resist this morning light on my way to work this morning. I have been past John Tucker Park so many times when the light is brilliant but I haven’t had my camera with me. I have been taking my camera everywhere lately, it lives in my locker at work, and it has finally paid off! I am really pleased with this shot, which is almost straight out of the camera. I did boost the contrast & saturation. I love the shadows, but the sunburst makes it for me!
I took a closer shot of the clouds yesterday morning during sunrise. It was just glorious.
The sunrise this morning was so breathtaking, it was easy to know what to post for today. Here it is in all it’s glory.
Once a week the ocean baths are drained and cleaned. I must have picked that day! All was not lost though, I just got to shoot from a different angle!
I have seen the pump house at the ocean baths completely engulfed by the sea with waves crashing over it, so I was excited that the morning I chose to shoot sunrise it was low tide! I was able to choose exactly the angle and distance I wanted to shoot from, rather than being limited by the ocean! I love the feeling of solitude it conveys.
As the sun rose the tide was on its way in, and the ocean pool was slowly being filled by nature. The reflections in the pool were simply amazing.
I love the colour scheme of the Ocean Baths, and the scheme is continued out here on the bluey-green concrete steps that run along one side of the pool. The lines of the step lead you right around to the rest of the detail in the photo. Standing there was so quiet & relaxing with the ocean the only sound reaching my ears.
I was a little disappointed when I got to the Ocean Baths and saw how cloudy the sky was. However, I figured some good cloud always provides interest in an image, and there was some good cloud, but some murky boring cloud. So it was just a matter of trying to frame creatively to make the most of what nature had provided. At least it wasn’t raining! This was when the sun was still very low, probably just on or near to bursting over the horizon. The pink colour was trying it’s hardest to get through with the clouds softening the burst. I do like the light coming from behind me too, highlighting my frame very nicely!
I’ll start by saying I’m not really a morning person. John was outside feeding the chooks and came back in saying how gorgeous the sunrise was. I didn’t really want to get up, get the camera, put shoes & a jacket on, but he did a good job of guilting me into it! And what a reward I now have! It was a foggy morning and the light was soft and subtle coming through the clouds. Who wouldn’t love waking up to this? So perhaps I will slowly become more of a morning person to capture views like this one.