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!


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

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

  7. Some gorgeous landcapes captured here.Fantastic images.

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

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