First Townsville sunrise for 2013

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by MattNQ, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. MattNQ

    MattNQ Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 31, 2012
    I finally dragged myself out of bed for a sunrise shoot for the first time this year...and it was a nice one.
    First shoot since my Oly 9-18mm came back from repair (it had the dreaded "check the status of a lens" error message)
    Bought it a while ago so it was an out of warranty repair. Olympus Australia were excellent to deal with even though I originally bought the lens from US company B&H. Prompt communication via text and e-mail, reasonable repair cost, returned lens very well packaged. Thank you Olympus:thumbup:

    Anyway, here are a few different shots. Taken with EPL1 + Oly 9-18mm + Cokin GND (ND8). The waves were boring, but colours were amazing...then it clouded over somewhat, but tones were still nice and muted.
    Note there is no saturation changed in pp - edits are mainly contrast & levels.



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  2. scott0487

    scott0487 Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 10, 2012
    Steamboat Springs, CO
    Really cool. I like the second one the best. I just bought an Oly 9-18 from someone on this forum and am looking forward to getting out to use it.

  3. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Very, very nice!
  4. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    Matt- absolutely brilliant set! I really like the sky in photo 1, but love the tendril-like waves playing on the rocks in your long-exposure #2. Thanks for sharing.
  5. MattNQ

    MattNQ Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 31, 2012
    Thanks Scott. The 9-18 is a nice lens. You should have a lot of fun with it
  6. MattNQ

    MattNQ Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 31, 2012
    Thank you RevBob
  7. MattNQ

    MattNQ Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 31, 2012
    Thanks penfan2010. I had hoped the wind would pick up & makes the waves more dramatic, but at least there was some movement.
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