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Cleveland Point Sunset

A colleague posted a photo of a lighthouse whilst i was Brisbane working and I knew that she lived in the vicinity of where I was heading the next day so I asked for the location and in between my meetings I headed there to check out the sunset potential (thanks Elaine!)

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Clearly mangrove lone trees is my thing this trip.

I grabbed a few quick shots before heading off to my next meetings with my sunset location confirmed.

I arrived back at the Point, thinking it would be high tide, but wonderfully it was still quite low although I could see the tide was starting to turn.

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The clouds were looking promising and hadn’t done their disappearing act of the past two days so I was hopeful of some colour.

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As I started to move around the little mangrove flat, that was quickly becoming a little island with the incoming tide i spotted this little dead tree.

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As the tide started to flow in it created some great reflections.

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As always its a good idea to turn around see what is behind you. When i turned around, the full moon had risen into the the sky and looked quite cool from down at water level.

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As i was taking the shot above, i saw out of the corner of my eye that rainbow out on the horizon.

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The colour really started to hit as the sun dipped behind the clouds on the horizon. Even with my filters the variance in light from the ground to the sky was significant, so i started to bracket – where you take a number of shots (in this instance 3) at different shutter speeds, and then in post processing blend those shots together.

These 3 images are my ‘base’ images for the following ‘blended’ image. You can see that there is a dark image, a middle image and a bright image. By blending the 3 images you get the best of each image and can draw out the details without it being too dark or blowing out the highlights.

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The clouds had started to roll in quite thick from the North, the colour was starting to disappear as the sun dipped below the horizon, and the mangrove flat was now almost a complete island.

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I had to take one last shot before i packed up from the high ground of the carpark.

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Brighton Park Sunset

With my work meetings finished for the day, i had all my gear with me and I was keen to bag a sunset. I had been thinking i would head to Nudgee Beach, however, after a recommendation from a colleague to head to Brighton Park i decided to follow their recommendation and headed there instead.

Brighton is the northern most suburb of Brisbane, about 20km to the north of the CBD and is situated on Bramble Bay and the North Pine River.

I headed up the highway and past a roadside fire that was starting to create a fair bit of a headache for the firefighters. I was hopeful that it might help with some colour in the sky.

I pulled up at the park and was stoked to see this lone tree sitting among the mangroves with a quickly incoming tide. The park sits alongside the Hornibrook Bridge which made a different backdrop to the lone tree. The two bridges connect the City of Brisbane with Redcliffe City.

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Unfortunately, the clouds that had been looking very good before i went in for my afternoon, had all but disappeared – super sad face.

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The sun was slowly start to set to my left, and the smoke was drifting across the western horizon putting a little bit of colour in the sky.

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It was quite windy which made for difficult long exposures, which is how you get the lovely smooth water look.

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This was taken at shutter speed 1/8. The tree is clear, however, the water isn’t smooth

 

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This was taken at shutter speed of 30 seconds. The water is now smooth however the longer exposure picks up the movement in the tree.

The cloudless sky to the west was a nice shade of yellow and you could see the smoke plume from the fire i had seen along the highway making its way across the western horizon being fanned by a reasonable wind. I spotted a few helicopters flying around the fire zone.

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As the sun set i headed up to the old part of the bridge for a couple of shots before heading back to the city.

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Canoe Pool Sunrise

According to the weather apps, the sunrise was going to go off!! So i organised to meet up with my photographer mates Leigh and Gaye at the canoe pool which sits right next to the ocean baths at Newcastle beach.

With first light already starting to pop over the horizon i headed out onto the rock platform where the tides was starting to rush in through a chasm that i call Pom Alley named after another sundancer photographer.

The waves were coming in very nicely over the top and cascading off the side filling up the little alley.

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The light was starting to appear but seemed like it was going to fizzle out so i decided to turn around and shoot facing south for a little while.

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Then as it sometimes happen the light started to pop and it was time to go back to the alley and face north east again.

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We then headed into the mainly empty canoe pool to try and capture some nice reflections.

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Copyrighted. All images and rights are reserved by Emma White / The Whiteview Photography. You are welcome to post via a direct link. Please do not crop, copy, reproduce or distribute in anyway without permission. If you would like to use any of my pictures – for personal or commercial usage – please contact me so that we can discuss what  options may best suit your needs. If you have any other questions, please drop me an email.