Camel Rock, Bermagui

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by PeterB666, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. PeterB666

    PeterB666 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 14, 2010
    Tura Beach, Australia
    Real Name:
    Every day the sun comes up and when you are on the East Coast of a country you need to have a camera and tripod ready. Today I am at Camel Rock (I have yet to process yesterday's sunrise so just be patient).

    Still in Bermagui with my Olympus E-P1 and Olympus M.Zuiko 9-18mm lens this sequence takes you through from pre-first light to just a couple of minutes after sunrise ...

    Dawn at Camel Rock 1 by peterb666, on Flickr

    Dawn at Camel Rock 2 by peterb666, on Flickr

    Dawn at Camel Rock 3 by peterb666, on Flickr

    Dawn at Camel Rock 4 by peterb666, on Flickr

    Dawn at Camel Rock 5 by peterb666, on Flickr
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  2. walt_tbay

    walt_tbay Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 24, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Wow. Once again some incredible shots. What exposure did you use? Did you make some post processing adjustments?
  3. Kosta

    Kosta Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 29, 2010
    wow peter. inspiring shots.
    I enjoy using this lens and I hope to get up at sunrise and play with it more. I would love to know what you do to set-up for these type of shots. I will definitely have a play on the weekend :)
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  4. PeterB666

    PeterB666 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 14, 2010
    Tura Beach, Australia
    Real Name:
    The first two are composite pictures done using either exposure fusion (Photomatix) or HDR (Photomatix or Adobe CS5) using very subtle tone mapping. I usually try a variety of techniques and keep the best. The trick with HDR is to be restrained and get your raw processing right first.

    Exposures ranged up to 120 seconds but I don't think I used that one. They would typcially be in the range of 40 seconds to 2 seconds depending on the ambient light.

    The remaining ones are single exposures and nothing really special there. A slight bit of added saturation, noise reduction and lifting the highlights. Again, quite modest changes.

    As the light increased, 3-stop soft grads have been intodocued, then a 4-stop ND introduced (and one of the grads removed). Exposure is 1/30 in the last shot but I have probably reduced the ND to a 2-stop or even got rid of it to get a faster shutter speed in that one.


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