Long Reef, Sydney’s Northern Beaches Sydney, NSW, Australia
NIKON D600 + 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0 @ 19 mm, 68 sec at f/11, ISO 100 + Hitech 0.9 Reverse GND + Lee 0.6 GND + Heliopan CPL
I had joined fellow Sydney photographer @jasonbak and a visiting friend from Melbourne Lachlan Downing for an impromptu sunrise session at Long Reef on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
This location is usually a photographers delight with a very large reef area surrounding the point of land jutting out into the ocean. There’s usually something to shoot here no matter the tide. Strewn across the large shallow reef area are hundreds, perhaps thousands of interesting rocks of varied shapes and sizes.
This image was taken just before 5:25AM (25 minutes before sunrise). I’ve switched to my favoured vertical composition and swivelled around these two rocks - this time facing more to the east and towards where the sun will rise in 25 minutes. I’ve light painted my foreground rocks with some selective low zoomed torch o really pop those rocks from their surrounds.