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. Wonderful pictures with beautiful light!

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

  8. Some gorgeous landcapes captured here.Fantastic images.

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

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