MLAPhoto Platinum
MLAPhoto

Sunrise on the Rocks



Views

3562

Likes

Awards

Zenith Award
Contest Finalist in Inspiring Landscapes Photo Contest
People's Choice in Portugal Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in The Clouds And The Sunlight Photo Contest
Featured
  View more
Peer Award
Absolute Masterpiece
paulaaverkamp axen stanleyvaughn Tcw918 janisbrantley Isnaper deeppatel_3255 +87
Superb Composition
Johnsalterego dlatrella laurenreneephotos donnahaman jd66 Jenblaa DanaCarruthers +57
Top Choice
andredreduvenage Mosoni mchandrakanth florsoliman Rockyw OhSnaapCreativesolutions mcampi +50
Outstanding Creativity
carriegermon jardakudlak SunBeamTwist jaygonzales DilhanAK babcia kallolmahalanabis +29
Magnificent Capture
Naxetebis Grungeman richardeaton_9707 elenamilovzorova ivatrocke dennisrubin Free-Spirit +26
All Star
edandaniphone ofdriftingsmoke michellebarnes PhilC bevmurray Boholm TinaSuz +3
Genius
Montethephotographer Confalonieri harryplatcow chuckmyer barrywald beckykempf lucygoose +1
Superior Skill
Dacemac FaustoMarsol evagenin Paul_Joslin mikeconley DikHaneline KumaranK
Virtuoso
johnhenry_7630 akphotographystudio Theo-Herbots-Fotograaf jonbrown_6750

Emotions

Impressed
andreistepanets glendasellwood_2517 lissavanderveer augustofontesjunior margaretgodfrey Antoniobarrios KaKiteTokuKanohi +11
Happy
bogumalka

Top Ranks

Color Explorer Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Color Explorer Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Enchanting Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Enchanting Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Earth Day Every Day Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Beauty In The Clouds Photo ContestTop 20 rank
Beauty In The Clouds Photo ContestTop 20 rank week 1
Low Vantage Points Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Low Vantage Points Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Inspiring Landscapes Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Low Vantage Points Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Red Color Photo Contest Speed SeriesTop 10 rank
All About Water Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Inspiring Portraits Photo Contest get inspired magazineTop 10 rank
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Change Of Seasons Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
City Sunsets Photo ContestTop 10 rank
City Sunsets Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
The Clouds And The Sunlight Photo ContestTop 10 rank
The Clouds And The Sunlight Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 rank
The Wonders of the World Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v4Top 10 rank
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v4Top 10 rank week 1
Sunrise Or Sunset Photo ContestTop 30 rank
Sunrise Or Sunset Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 36 Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Monthly Pro Vol 36 Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 35 Photo ContestTop 10 rank
Monthly Pro Vol 35 Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 2
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 26Top 10 rank
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 26Top 10 rank week 2
Monthly Pro Vol 35 Photo ContestTop 10 rank week 1
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 26Top 10 rank week 2
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 26Top 10 rank week 1
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 26Top 10 rank week 1

Categories


15 Comments | Report
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe September 26, 2017
Stunning shot!
MLAPhoto Platinum
MLAPhoto September 26, 2017
thanks ! i stilk remember thinking that it wsa going to be a poor sunrise.. but decided to go anyway and take the risk... it payed off ;) ! all the best
jamiesarkett
 
jamiesarkett December 10, 2017
perfect
MLAPhoto Platinum
MLAPhoto December 10, 2017
Thanks Jamiesarkett! have a great week!
shawnmurphy_7890 PRO
 
shawnmurphy_7890 April 15, 2018
Awsome !!!
MLAPhoto Platinum
MLAPhoto April 21, 2018
Thanks :) have a great weekend!
RamyDelariarte
 
RamyDelariarte June 12, 2018
Awesome
arturecon62
 
arturecon62 August 01, 2018
PARABENS!, nunca vi o Tejo assim tao lindo!!
MLAPhoto Platinum
MLAPhoto August 30, 2018
é uma questão de acordar muito cendo :) e ter muita sorte :) forte abraço!!!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 August 01, 2018
Absolutely Gorgeous! 😊
MLAPhoto Platinum
MLAPhoto August 30, 2018
;) thanks!! :) and the bridge is quite nice as well :)
jamiestacy
 
jamiestacy August 27, 2018
Stunning 😀
MLAPhoto Platinum
MLAPhoto August 30, 2018
:) thanks. Have a great week
luisurquia Platinum
 
luisurquia September 26, 2018
Perfectly composed! Congrats
MLAPhoto Platinum
MLAPhoto September 30, 2018
Thanks :) Much appreciated
harmeetsingh
 
harmeetsingh March 26, 2019
Wow excellent
MLAPhoto Platinum
MLAPhoto December 17, 2019
Thanks :) glad you like! have a great week
rubensantos Platinum
 
rubensantos May 27, 2019
Stunning sunrise! Congrats on winning "People Choice" award at my Portugal Photo Challenge.
MLAPhoto Platinum
MLAPhoto December 17, 2019
Morning sunrise :) hard to wake up.. but beautiful to see . thanks!
FaustoMarsol
 
FaustoMarsol May 27, 2019
Excelente. Parabéns!
MLAPhoto Platinum
MLAPhoto December 17, 2019
desculpa no atraso da resposta! Obrigado e forte abraço
lissavanderveer PRO+
 
lissavanderveer December 16, 2019
Stunning!!
MLAPhoto Platinum
MLAPhoto December 17, 2019
Thanks :) glad you like! have a great week
Eduardbetz Platinum
 
Eduardbetz March 27, 2020
Woah !
FergalBrady
 
FergalBrady March 27, 2020
Blood red sky great colours
MLAPhoto Platinum
MLAPhoto March 29, 2020
many thanks. once in a lifetime sky. glad you appreciated. all the best and hope all goes thriugh these weird times. regards
domreardonphoto
 
domreardonphoto June 22, 2020
lovely! very minimalist 🤘
See all

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at the Vasco the Gama Bridge in Lisbon Portugal. one of the longest bridges in the World. An icon for any photographer.
Time
This is certainly one of those shots that I will remember forever. It was about 5am. I was in bed awake, not really thinking about anything, and certainly not thinking about photography. But as chance would have it, I couldn't sleep and so, tired decided to get up and why not go and take some photos of the sunrise. I didnt even check the waether forecast apart from knowing it wouldn't rain and that i'd have about 60 minutes before sunrise. My bag is always nearly ready, so it was a simple case of getting up, getting my bag and tripod and heading driving 25min to this spot. On arrival, I laughed as many others must have had the same problem sleeping as me as all the normal spots were taken. So i decided to walk a bit and found myself a new spot not normally sought after, but as the tide was just right it allowed me to get close to the water. Fortunately we had high clouds with openings so just maybe, i thought to myself, we might actually get a reasonable sunrise.
Lighting
I set my tripod, picked out a small rock in the water as my foreground, high clouds, openings and warm weather created the perfect sunrise. Its always good to arrive well before the sunrise so as to ensure proper set-up of equipment and test shots.
Equipment
A 3 ND grad filter and a 1 nd gradient filter is my normal set-up. nothing fancy as i Love to keep the shot as original as possible. Camera set to a long exposure, trigger to ensure a steady shot and a sturdy tripod to keep it all together. My trusty canon 60d, wide angle Tamron lens and camera set to f/20, ISO 100, Shutter 29sec, and lens to 10mm.
Inspiration
This is an iconic bridge that has the added advantage of being just in front of the rising sun. Its been a spot i've visited many a times before but as nature would have it, sunrises can be unpredictable. This time i managed to pick out a new spot, mainly forced to pick one, but actually so glad that I managed to move away from the norm and make the most of a new situation.
Editing
Obviously we all do some post processing, even if its just converting the Raw format to Jpeg. Some additional colour toning was used to create some additional drama, but albeit, the photo came out mostly as is. I always crop in camera and try to get the shot as perfect in camera as possible, so fortunately very little else was needed. except taking as many shots as possible, just before the sun flared into shot.
In my camera bag
My bag is normally always prepared, just in case. So I carry as much as possible. My camera, in this case my canon 60D, lenses, normally my 10-24 Tamron and 24-70 Tamron. Batteries, several memory cards, cleaning cloths and duster, as working near water can has its own challenges in keeping equipment clean, particularly in windy or even rainy days. I always have my tripod lock clamped to my camera (learned from experience as once I took my tripod for a shoot but forgot the clamp. Since then always srewed to my camera, that way I know I have it)
Feedback
This was one of those totally unprepared shots. I normally plan well ahead and check forecasts. But this just goes to show that sometimes the most important thing is to make the most of what we have. Not to expect to much. In this case mother nature blessed me with one of the most beautiful and stunning sunrises I've ever had the privilege to witness. I didn't expect anything but I got beauty in return.

See more amazing photos, follow MLAPhoto

VIEWBUG
Join to share your photos
Already have a VIEWBUG account? Log In

*By signing up, you agree to our Terms of Use and to receive VIEWBUG emails & updates and acknowledge that read our Privacy Policy.