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Sun Rising over Pandanus Beach,after early morning storm, Wynnum foreshore, Moreton Bay, Brisbane, Queensland,

Sun Rising over Pandanus Beach,after early morning storm, Wynnum foreshore, Moreton Bay, Brisbane, Queensland,
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8 Comments |
traceymcdonald
 
traceymcdonald July 19, 2017
Unbelievably gorgeous!
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Burnettj July 19, 2017
Thank You Tracey.
Jinjii Platinum
 
Jinjii August 13, 2017
stunning
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Burnettj August 13, 2017
Thank you Jinjii
paulstarns
 
paulstarns August 14, 2017
Great image, really like this
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Burnettj August 14, 2017
Thank You Paul. I appreciate your feedback, cheers.
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stuartwadeson September 04, 2017
Brilliant capture and thanks for the following
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Burnettj September 04, 2017
Thank You Stuart and you are welcome. cheers.
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Norona September 09, 2017
Intense and beautiful power! Tremendous shot!
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Burnettj September 09, 2017
Thank Norona a little moisture in the air after an early morning storm helped a lot
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tanyahope December 02, 2017
Ahhh Pandanus Beach.... where the bull sharks roam ;) u should post this to Wynnum What?!
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Burnettj December 03, 2017
Yeh should but i like the title i have :) no one eaten there yet all good. :)
darlenelonseth
 
darlenelonseth January 11, 2018
Absolutely beautiful. Great lighting.
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Burnettj January 11, 2018
Thank You Darlene
michelletracey
 
michelletracey February 25, 2018
This is a very beautiful shot!
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Burnettj February 26, 2018
Thank You Michelletracey
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Behind The Lens

Location

The photo was taken from a man made beach (Pandanus Beach) along the Wynnum foreshore south of Brisbane on Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia.

Time

I remember waking around 2 am unable to sleep and started going through some of my photos and decided on going out and doing some sunrise shots close to home, well 30 to 40 minutes’ drive. On the way it started to rain, and had thoughts of going back home and curling up in bed. I am glad I persevered, as the rain stopped, when I arrived all the trees were dripping and in the light to the east I could see lightning and the storm beginning to break up. I took some shots of the Pool and the lighting around it and the steps waiting for the sun rise. The photo was taken Saturday, 4 March 2017 5:43 AM. It was one morning worth missing a sleep in. As I also managed to photograph the Queens Elizabeth 11 as she steamed into Brisbane as well.

Lighting

What I saw, with the sun rise and how I perceived, how this image should look, I wanted it to look dark and foreboding and yet welcoming as well. The storm had lifted and calm was on the way. The sun was rising and the fingers of Rays were pushing the dark storm clouds away. People were emerging from out under the shelter on the jetty to head back to safety.

Equipment

Photo was taken with an Olympus Omd Em-5 with a kit lens, 14-42 mm set at 31 mm f8 and set on live time

Inspiration

I have seen quite a few shots from the Wynnum foreshore over the time in Magazines and on web sites. I have always admired these photos and wanted to try and recreate or produce shots of my own. On the spur of the moment I believe I captured what I set out to Achieve and from a different perspective.

Editing

To achieve the dark and foreboding look with a hint of Golden sunrise I processed the image through, Google Nik.

In my camera bag

I have a small back pack which consists of M.Zuiko 14-42mm, 45mm, 60mm Macro, 40-150mm and 75-300mm. Tripod, filter, Cable release, interval timer. A Flash that is rarely used. I have a smaller bag which I use just for local shots and usually take 1 to 3 lenses depending on where I am going.

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