Posted by: Paul Sheringhams blog: a place of running dreams come true | November 2, 2015

Jetty Fire

I looked out the window in the pre dawn and I thought I could see a gap in the clouds low down on the horizon. When I got in the car it was 5:38, and I thought I still have time to make sunrise at the Jetty. When I crested the hill and looked down over the ocean, I could see a pre dawn fiery orange glow low on the horizon.

Wow, this is going to a colourful one. I drove close to the Jetty itself, and walked out onto the beach sand. I got fumble fingers in my hurry to set up, I felt excited in anticipation, I didn’t want to miss out on the light. At first I didn’t put my ND filter on. I took several shots then worked in on the reflections in the wet sand.

The sun dawned through a thin veil of cloud low on the horizon, enough light reached through to illuminate the scene in a pink, red and orange fire. I tried different focal lengths, and worked my way closer to the Jetty itself, to the point where Muttonbird Island became obscured.

I guess the great light lasted only about ten minutes, but it felt like a life time, I was so immersed in it. It was a sunrise that kept giving me great light.

Once in a lifetime, lovely past believing

Judith Wright The Egrets




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