Well it’s been awhile, aside from that crazy summit sunrise in the Warrumbungles at Easter, i really cant recall when i last shot a sunrise. Well today i got back on that saddle as they say.
The location – back at the Ocean Baths. I arrive just before first light and it was already clear there was a lot of cloud on the horizon, so it wasn’t looking good for the sunrise, but the swells whilst not as big as last night were still there so all was not lost.
I chatted to a few mates before setting the camera up – i was up now, may as well try and capture a few shots 🙂
No matter how many times you shoot at the baths, you just get drawn to the canoe pool, and this morning was no different.
At this point i was ready to pack up and head home, as there wasn’t much happening until i looked North and there was some lovely golden light shining on down, so i hot footed it back to the baths.
It was my beautiful nieces 19th birthday on Friday so the family went to lunch today (Sunday) to celebrate, which also means we got to have cuddles with the new little nephew who is a teeny tiny bundle of cuteness, just like she was.
After lunch we did what we do a lot – a drive by the beaches, it’s like we need to check they haven’t up’d and moved on us. Yep they’re still there okay we can go home LOL.
After the drive – no whales spotted yet – we headed back to Nobby’s to see what sunset was going to do.
The wispy clouds were already starting to get a tinge of colour so we were hopeful of some colour. I often get asked what my settings are, so I’ll try to explain a little of the technical details of the shoot today.
As a photographer, it’s important to not stay in the one spot, you’re always looking for different view points, different ways to see things.
It’s also okay to go back to the same spot 🙂 .. particularly when the light is so pretty LOL
Shutter speeds are another mechanism used in photography.
After a week of windy weather, the skies were blue, the wind was almost non-existent, and we had a low tide for sunset, we decided to head over onto Stockton to check out some of the shipwrecks along the North Arm of the harbour.
There are quite a a few shipwrecks along the coastline and harbour edge, many often only visible at low tide.
With sunset quickly approaching and setting across the water, the light wasn’t great, but i decided to put Sparkie in the air anyway and have a good look around.
Unless you’ve seen aerial shots before from the shoreline, its difficult to see that there are two hulls, let alone how big they are.
Local historians date the wreck back to 1922 when then gravel barge was abandoned on the Hunter River foreshore. 15 years earlier, the Kate Tatham capsized and sank during a squall that struck Newcastle Harbour in the November. One crewman luckily escaped the 270 tonne ship.
The other wreck the Sylvan was an old iron-screw steamer, that was used as a log punt after sinking at a town wharf in 1921.
When we’d run out of drone battery we headed down river a little bit further to watch the sunset. There wasn’t a lot of colour or cloud but it was still a peaceful (and not too chilly) way to finish the day.
With decent size swells predicted, we headed into the Ocean Baths, a bit of a photographers ritual when the swells are up. It was windy, chilly and the swells were a little disappointing but the light was super pretty and we even got rainbows! Its always a good shoot when you get rainbows.