One Of My Best Shots Yet..Sculpture By The Sea

4 11 2007

This morning I picked up the Old Man at 4:45am and we drove down to Bondi for sunrise shoot at Sculpture by the sea. Last year we were lucky and had a glorious red sunrise, so we weren’t as optimistic for this year… especially as the weather forecast was for rain.

It would have been easy to ignore the alarm clock at 4:15AM, but I really wanted to get up and out. After picking up Dad it rained all the way to Bondi, but there were some patches of clear sky, so I was optimistic. Anyway… our persistence paid off and the rain stopped the moment we arrived and we were greeted by an incredibly dramatic sky.

This incredible stormy sky proved to be a great backdrop for some lovely images.
Shell and Bridge at Dawn

This is one of my favorite shots that I have shot… I love the mood of this image and the subtle tones of the sculpture against the dramatic backlit sky. I processed this as an HDR image using Photomatix (0ev, +2ev, -3ev). Then ran it through Photoshop, Alienskin Exposure and some final curves and dodge & burn. Very happy with the way this turned out…. I have a 16″X20″ print in my hallway now.

I also like this image because of the simplicity of the subject and colours against the stormy sky.

Blue Sculpture

My third shot from the outing was of the sculpture at the top of the headland.

I can feel a storm coming on

All in all, it was a very enjoyable morning of photography. Very happy with the results.




One response

11 01 2008
Thomas Folke Andersen

Hi Brent,

I stumbled upon your blog by coincidence. These ‘sculture by the sea’ images are absolutely stunning. Beautiful work. I will keep an eye on your blog for new work.


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