Ian Cambourne  

Sydney Sunrise by Ian Cambourne

June 2020 - Sydney Sunrise

June 2020 - Ian Cambourne


About the Image(s)

This image was taken early this year while out with a friend on a sunrise shoot, before the Covid issues and lockdown. I've never been sure about it, but I do like it. It breaks some rules that I hear camera club judges say quite often; don't shoot into the sun, objects that are moving should be going into the image, not out of, all details should be clearly visible. And their list goes on. But I just can't be bothered with their rules anymore. Sorry everyone, but the summer sun down here is really bright, when that ferry was on its return journey, it was right over the other side near the distant waterline, and much less interesting in the image. Taken on Sony a850; Sigma 50mm lens; ISO 100; f16; 1/15 second; matrix/pattern metering; a grad nd filter was attached (unsure of its strength, but it would have been a stronger one) & tripod mounted.

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5 comments posted

Sanford Morse   Sanford Morse
I get a nice peaceful feel from this image.Seems well balanced, with nice lines. Not bothered by the ferry's exit.
  Posted: 06/10/2020 10:18:27

Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
Nice image Ian. I like the foreground element and the sun beginning to reflect on the water.   Posted: 06/11/2020 14:28:45

Cyndy Doty   Cyndy Doty
Ian - in my opinion, this is a nice image. You have done well in PP to lighten the ferry and foreground, but keep the lovely purple and pink sky tones.   Posted: 06/14/2020 09:41:50

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
Ian, I don't think you could go wrong with the original or the final version. Depends if you want more silhouette. I would clone out the small lens/solar flare in the tree line about an inch from the right. The tree branch balances out the weight of the ferry though you might want to cut off some of the bottom because the ferry is the point of interest, not the tree. The sky has a Wow factor!   Posted: 06/24/2020 15:23:06

Jorn Holm-Pedersen   Jorn Holm-Pedersen
An OK photograph Ian but I would have waited - let's say - 15 minutes to let the sun rise a bit higher.   Posted: 06/27/2020 08:42:46