Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sunday's Sunrise

As penance for wasting a sunny Saturday by catching up on sleep and watching the rugby, I kicked myself out of bed before dawn on Sunday, and headed down to the beach. There was just enough time for a twenty-odd-minute exposure of this tree, capturing a few star-trails, before it got too light:


The same tree with the developing sunrise behind:


I put my 500mm lens into action for this shot of the Port Talbot steelworks across the bay:


I used the same lens for this pan-blur shot:


                        this shot of the Meridian Tower near the city centre:


and this picture of the dawn sky over Mumbles Lighthouse:


The colours became more intense:


That tree again:



A couple of my patented pan-blur shots, the aim being to reduce the scene to its essentials and remove distracting details (or something pretentious like that!):



The sun rising near the steelworks:


More-subtle light looking south-westwards towards Mumbles:


A final shot looking back across the rising tide towards the town:


and then it was off for some bird photography.
It was definitely worth getting up early for!

12 comments:

  1. Stunning!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  2. Now that really was worth getting up for Jeremy. A stunning selection, even the steelworks looks good.

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  3. Wow, the sunrise at the steel works is an intense image, very beautiful, as is the 20 minute exposure- must try that one day.

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  4. Fabulous set of images, Jeremy. The light and colours are fantastic! However. your talent for composition completes the perfection.

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  5. Fantastic pictures, Jeremy!
    I would like to be there with you and to see this wonderful sunrise.
    But I haven't a wetsuit :-))
    Have a wonderful day.

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  6. Fabulous set of images, Jeremy really Fantastic. Janny

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  7. Some gorgeous landcapes captured here.Fantastic images.

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  8. Great sunrise series. You've captured really nice moments..wel done!
    Have a great weekend! Greetings, Miklos

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  9. Fantastic scenery!
    Just great!
    Have a nice weekend
    Yvonne & Raphael

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