Of Waves and Light
On that morning I woke up pretty late and I was almost sure I was going to miss sunrise.
I quickly made myself an espresso (that’s what my inner Italian demands first thing in the morning 😉) and jumped straight into the car. I ended up getting a couple fines for speeding that day. The limit was 50km/h (30mph) and I was going 60km/h. Only 10 above the limit, enough to half ruin my morning. Both fines on the same street, one after the other a few kilometres away. What a great start of the weekend!
One of the challenges of being a good photographer and one of the fundamental aspects of photography in general is being in the right place and at the right time. Ok ok, but it doesn’t justify speeding!
Luckily, at least, once I arrived at my location, Bronte Beach, I already knew the photo I wanted to take since I’d planned it the day before. The light was great and with good surprise there were great waves, waiting for me to take some amazing photos.
Bronte is a really cool place. I go often there to capture the early morning light. It’s a small but very popular beach in Sydney, not far from Bondi Beach, located between Bondi and Coogee Beach. Bronte has a beautiful tidal swimming pool, recently renovated and destination of many landscape photographers here in Sydney.
What a joy, a great light hitting the wave at the right angle and forming that beautiful effect that as a landscape photographer makes you want to jump of happiness. That’s how I felt in that moment, when standing on my usual rock in the middle of the water at Bronte Beach, I captured this photo.
This is a single exposure image and these are my camera settings for this shot.
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Focal Length: 90mm
And here’s the Before and After
Oops someone has been removed from the composition 😉
If you want to learn how to take better sunrise photos I have something for you, check out my tips on how to shoot amazing sunrises.
Also feel free to check some of my other morning adventures:
Do you prefer sunsets or sunrises? Let me know what you think in the comments below.