[SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Let's generate some ideas for places to meet and things to shoot.

Moderators: Greg B, Nnnnsic, Geoff, Glen, gstark, Moderators

Forum rules
Please ensure that you have a meaningful location included in your profile. Please refer to the FAQ for details of what "meaningful" is. Please also check the portal page for more information on this.

[SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby surenj on Sun May 29, 2011 8:00 pm

We will be heading downsouth for a sunrise shoot on the 4th of June.

There will be about a 45 minute drive from Sydney CBD as we are trying to capitalise on the late sunrise.

Please indicate your interest here.
User avatar
surenj
Senior Member
 
Posts: 7197
Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:21 pm
Location: Artarmon NSW

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby biggerry on Mon May 30, 2011 10:46 am

Always interested!

will advise closer to the date..
gerry's photography journey
No amount of processing will fix bad composition - trust me i have tried.
User avatar
biggerry
Senior Member
 
Posts: 5901
Joined: Tue May 13, 2008 12:40 am
Location: Under the flight path, Newtown, Sydney

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby Remorhaz on Mon May 30, 2011 2:08 pm

interested :)
D600, D7000, Nikon/Sigma/Tamron Lenses, Nikon Flashes, Sirui/Manfrotto/Benro Sticks
Rodney - My Photo Blog
Want: Fast Wide (14|20|24)
User avatar
Remorhaz
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2547
Joined: Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:14 pm
Location: Sydney - Lower North Shore - D600

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby aim54x on Mon May 30, 2011 3:55 pm

Very interested...but I have prior arrangements...sorry guys!

It would have been fun to take the D80IR down that way
Cameron
Nikon F/Nikon 1 | Hasselblad V/XPAN| Leica M/LTM |Sony α/FE/E/Maxxum/M42
Wishlist Nikkor 24/85 f/1.4| Fuji Natura Black
Scout-Images | Flickr | 365Project
User avatar
aim54x
Senior Member
 
Posts: 7305
Joined: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:13 pm
Location: Penshurst, Sydney

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby surenj on Mon May 30, 2011 5:04 pm

aim54x wrote:D80IR

I doubt that this would be of use in seascapes but they do have trees in the shire...
User avatar
surenj
Senior Member
 
Posts: 7197
Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:21 pm
Location: Artarmon NSW

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby aim54x on Mon May 30, 2011 10:10 pm

surenj wrote:
aim54x wrote:D80IR

I doubt that this would be of use in seascapes but they do have trees in the shire...


I have no idea how much IR there would be out there...but I am sure the B&W capabilities wouldn't be unwanted if there was enough IR. Yes trees would be nice as well
Cameron
Nikon F/Nikon 1 | Hasselblad V/XPAN| Leica M/LTM |Sony α/FE/E/Maxxum/M42
Wishlist Nikkor 24/85 f/1.4| Fuji Natura Black
Scout-Images | Flickr | 365Project
User avatar
aim54x
Senior Member
 
Posts: 7305
Joined: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:13 pm
Location: Penshurst, Sydney

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby surenj on Tue May 31, 2011 12:26 am

aim54x wrote:I have no idea how much IR there would be out there...but I am sure the B&W capabilities wouldn't be unwanted if there was enough IR. Yes trees would be nice as well

I've tried a IR filter during the sunrise and didn't find it to be very useful. When there is foliage, then it's another matter. YMMV as your IR filter maybe different.
User avatar
surenj
Senior Member
 
Posts: 7197
Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:21 pm
Location: Artarmon NSW

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby Remorhaz on Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:22 pm

So.... do we have a planned meeting place and time by chance? :)
D600, D7000, Nikon/Sigma/Tamron Lenses, Nikon Flashes, Sirui/Manfrotto/Benro Sticks
Rodney - My Photo Blog
Want: Fast Wide (14|20|24)
User avatar
Remorhaz
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2547
Joined: Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:14 pm
Location: Sydney - Lower North Shore - D600

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby biggerry on Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:46 pm

I can see a couple of ocean pools there but other than that is there much of interest at cronulla? there is shark island and that stretch of coast but nothing else jumps out at me. Bundeena on the other side has some nice spots (for fishing anyway) but its a bit of hike.
gerry's photography journey
No amount of processing will fix bad composition - trust me i have tried.
User avatar
biggerry
Senior Member
 
Posts: 5901
Joined: Tue May 13, 2008 12:40 am
Location: Under the flight path, Newtown, Sydney

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby surenj on Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:16 am

Hmm.. Was thinking just about the Ocean pools.

Any other suggestions?
biggerry wrote: is there much of interest at cronulla? there is shark island and that stretch of coast but nothing else jumps out at me.

Bundeena will be tricky as the direction of sunrise isn't quite optimal. The drive is nearly 2 hours as well especially if we want to go to the national park which is facing East :wink:
User avatar
surenj
Senior Member
 
Posts: 7197
Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:21 pm
Location: Artarmon NSW

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby surenj on Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:52 am

One more idea is to check out Botany Bay National Park?
User avatar
surenj
Senior Member
 
Posts: 7197
Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:21 pm
Location: Artarmon NSW

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby ATJ on Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:48 pm

surenj wrote:One more idea is to check out Botany Bay National Park?

I don't think it opens before Sunrise, which means you'd have a bit of a walk from the gate. You'd also have to walk a fair way around to get an easterly aspect.

Oak Park might be a good location. There's a pool with rocks either side.
User avatar
ATJ
Senior Member
 
Posts: 3982
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2005 10:44 am
Location: Blue Mountains, NSW

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby biggerry on Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:49 pm

how about little bay? access via the golf course to some more southern locations looks like there could be some promising rocks, it will be half tide and coming in so access could be interesting.

if access is a biatch on the southern areas we can always drop back to little bay and trek around north or south.

carpark is very close and its pretty close, prolly only 25 mins from my place (and less from yours)
gerry's photography journey
No amount of processing will fix bad composition - trust me i have tried.
User avatar
biggerry
Senior Member
 
Posts: 5901
Joined: Tue May 13, 2008 12:40 am
Location: Under the flight path, Newtown, Sydney

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby Jenno on Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:13 pm

via the golf course

What..No rifle range?
User avatar
Jenno
Member
 
Posts: 399
Joined: Fri Dec 24, 2004 4:15 pm
Location: The Hills District Sydney

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby biggerry on Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:26 pm

Jenno wrote:
via the golf course

What..No rifle range?


that could be arranged..theres a good one further south where the coppers practice.. and you get some mad sounds outta that joint... :rotfl2:
gerry's photography journey
No amount of processing will fix bad composition - trust me i have tried.
User avatar
biggerry
Senior Member
 
Posts: 5901
Joined: Tue May 13, 2008 12:40 am
Location: Under the flight path, Newtown, Sydney

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby Jenno on Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:11 pm

If you are not planning on heading to the southside of the harbour, Bangalley Headland on the northside is a great spot and the tide would suit as well. Mtn goat climb down the cliff to reach the rock shelf but its worth it
User avatar
Jenno
Member
 
Posts: 399
Joined: Fri Dec 24, 2004 4:15 pm
Location: The Hills District Sydney

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby Remorhaz on Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:52 pm

 BTW: A number of the random things I've ordered over the past few weeks have arrived so I'll bring them along for you to have a look at if you like:

- $46 - Battery grip (MB-D11 equivalent for D7000)
- $20 - LCD Timer Remote for Nikon D7000, D90, etc
- $34 - 60cm Speedlight Softbox (this packs up very small and I'm pretty impressed :))
- $100 - Eye-Fi Pro X2 WiFi SD Card
- $65 - Fenix HP-10 225 Lumen Headlamp
- $13 - small CREE 120 Lumen Torch
D600, D7000, Nikon/Sigma/Tamron Lenses, Nikon Flashes, Sirui/Manfrotto/Benro Sticks
Rodney - My Photo Blog
Want: Fast Wide (14|20|24)
User avatar
Remorhaz
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2547
Joined: Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:14 pm
Location: Sydney - Lower North Shore - D600

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby sevencolours on Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:34 pm

so do we have a location
sevencolours
Member
 
Posts: 64
Joined: Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:32 am
Location: kareela sydney

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby biggerry on Fri Jun 03, 2011 9:48 pm

Maybe....
gerry's photography journey
No amount of processing will fix bad composition - trust me i have tried.
User avatar
biggerry
Senior Member
 
Posts: 5901
Joined: Tue May 13, 2008 12:40 am
Location: Under the flight path, Newtown, Sydney

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby Remorhaz on Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:21 pm

I'm happy with little bay (30min drive) - then again I'd be happy with whatever you guys reckon :)

With sunrise @6:52 I assume something like 6am would be the go?
D600, D7000, Nikon/Sigma/Tamron Lenses, Nikon Flashes, Sirui/Manfrotto/Benro Sticks
Rodney - My Photo Blog
Want: Fast Wide (14|20|24)
User avatar
Remorhaz
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2547
Joined: Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:14 pm
Location: Sydney - Lower North Shore - D600

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby surenj on Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:06 pm

Thanks everyone. Andrew the Oaks has been firmly put on the list.

It's going to be Little Bay tomorrow. Meet at the Murra Murra Place car park for a 0545 departure.
User avatar
surenj
Senior Member
 
Posts: 7197
Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:21 pm
Location: Artarmon NSW

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby biggerry on Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:35 am

Very promising location.. will definitely be back there for another session.

Image

good swell today too..everyone made it back alive...

Image
gerry's photography journey
No amount of processing will fix bad composition - trust me i have tried.
User avatar
biggerry
Senior Member
 
Posts: 5901
Joined: Tue May 13, 2008 12:40 am
Location: Under the flight path, Newtown, Sydney

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby Remorhaz on Sat Jun 04, 2011 1:17 pm

biggerry wrote:Very promising location.. will definitely be back there for another session.

good swell today too..everyone made it back alive...


I thought it was a very nice place - easy to get to, lots of potential places to shoot and you didn't have to get drowned or even wet at all which I think is a plus.

... and although this may "look" bad basically my feet and tripod didn't get wet at all (this time)... so no underwater antics for once :) - even though the swell was huge :)

.... So we going to name our location...? - "Dragon Monolith" for the huge rock outcrop we were on?
D600, D7000, Nikon/Sigma/Tamron Lenses, Nikon Flashes, Sirui/Manfrotto/Benro Sticks
Rodney - My Photo Blog
Want: Fast Wide (14|20|24)
User avatar
Remorhaz
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2547
Joined: Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:14 pm
Location: Sydney - Lower North Shore - D600

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby Jenno on Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:51 pm

Well I ended up at Avalon Beach (got your location advice too late) and encountered dangerous surf like you guys did and some nice colour in the sky. Good day to be out and about early. One surfer nearly drowned at Avalon but that's another story

Here is proof of the water displacement power of fat guys :D

Image
User avatar
Jenno
Member
 
Posts: 399
Joined: Fri Dec 24, 2004 4:15 pm
Location: The Hills District Sydney

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby Remorhaz on Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:22 pm

Gerry hard at work (at least you're not bending over this time :))...

Image
D600, D7000, Nikon/Sigma/Tamron Lenses, Nikon Flashes, Sirui/Manfrotto/Benro Sticks
Rodney - My Photo Blog
Want: Fast Wide (14|20|24)
User avatar
Remorhaz
Senior Member
 
Posts: 2547
Joined: Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:14 pm
Location: Sydney - Lower North Shore - D600

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby surenj on Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:53 pm

Gerry that is very neat indeed. You are an expert at positioning that grad! I couldn't get anywhere near that much color regardless.

Ray, :rotfl2: Nice shot as always!

Here is a short clip to give an idea of the swell that day.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcAew83kyqI
User avatar
surenj
Senior Member
 
Posts: 7197
Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:21 pm
Location: Artarmon NSW

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby Reschsmooth on Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:21 pm

Jenno wrote:
Here is proof of the water displacement power of fat guys :D

]


Eureka! :D

I like this shot a lot.
Regards, Patrick

Two or three lights, any lens on a light-tight box are sufficient for the realisation of the most convincing image. Man Ray 1935.
Our mug is smug
User avatar
Reschsmooth
Senior Member
 
Posts: 4164
Joined: Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:16 pm
Location: Just next to S'nives.

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby chrisk on Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:22 pm

Jenno wrote:Well I ended up at Avalon Beach (got your location advice too late) and encountered dangerous surf like you guys did and some nice colour in the sky. Good day to be out and about early. One surfer nearly drowned at Avalon but that's another story

Here is proof of the water displacement power of fat guys :D

Image


awesome shot !!! :cheers:
EM1 l 7.5 l 12-40 l 14 l 17 l 25 l 45 l 60 l 75 l AW1 l V3
User avatar
chrisk
Senior Member
 
Posts: 3317
Joined: Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:50 pm
Location: Oyster Bay, Sydney

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby aim54x on Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:23 pm

It looks like all of you had a ball out there, I am very much jealous that I missed that one. Next time I guess. I really have to make it too more of these shoots!

What Rodney....no underwater antics???

Suren, are we losing you to the video boys?
Cameron
Nikon F/Nikon 1 | Hasselblad V/XPAN| Leica M/LTM |Sony α/FE/E/Maxxum/M42
Wishlist Nikkor 24/85 f/1.4| Fuji Natura Black
Scout-Images | Flickr | 365Project
User avatar
aim54x
Senior Member
 
Posts: 7305
Joined: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:13 pm
Location: Penshurst, Sydney

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby surenj on Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:55 pm

aim54x wrote:Suren, are we losing you to the video boys?

:rotfl2: I try to take a couple of clips each shoot. I reckon video is quite nice to watch when reminiscing.... :roll:
User avatar
surenj
Senior Member
 
Posts: 7197
Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:21 pm
Location: Artarmon NSW

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby aim54x on Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:28 pm

surenj wrote:
aim54x wrote:Suren, are we losing you to the video boys?

:rotfl2: I try to take a couple of clips each shoot. I reckon video is quite nice to watch when reminiscing.... :roll:


That is how it all starts! I remember I did one on my phone back at Watson's Bay (@ sunset last year) and quickly became bored with it and have never bothered to do so again
Cameron
Nikon F/Nikon 1 | Hasselblad V/XPAN| Leica M/LTM |Sony α/FE/E/Maxxum/M42
Wishlist Nikkor 24/85 f/1.4| Fuji Natura Black
Scout-Images | Flickr | 365Project
User avatar
aim54x
Senior Member
 
Posts: 7305
Joined: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:13 pm
Location: Penshurst, Sydney

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby colin_12 on Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:57 pm

biggerry wrote:good swell today too..everyone made it back alive...


That is always a plus with you lot :D

Ray I really like the large gent shot. :up:

Looks like everyone had a good morning.
Regards Colin
Cameras, lenses and a lust for life
User avatar
colin_12
Senior Member
 
Posts: 1853
Joined: Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:10 pm
Location: Hazelbrook

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby biggerry on Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:49 pm

Jenno wrote:Well I ended up at Avalon Beach (got your location advice too late) and encountered dangerous surf like you guys did and some nice colour in the sky.


sorry Ray, next time we will make sure we get some location and info for you before nana nap time :wink: :wink:

seriously though - great shot from the pool with the big dude perfect timing and nailed the shutter on that one, composition is premo to boot.

Remorhaz wrote:.... So we going to name our location...? - "Dragon Monolith" for the huge rock outcrop we were on?



i was thinking something more extreme 'white death gully' or 'cocaine corner' or 'rock cracks r us' :rotfl2: :rotfl2:

Remorhaz wrote:Gerry hard at work (at least you're not bending over this time )...


much better, more flattering :cough:

surenj wrote:Gerry that is very neat indeed. You are an expert at positioning that grad! I couldn't get anywhere near that much color regardless.

Ray, :rotfl2: Nice shot as always!

Here is a short clip to give an idea of the swell that day.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcAew83kyqI


nice video Suren - i like the idea of some memorabilia video...
gerry's photography journey
No amount of processing will fix bad composition - trust me i have tried.
User avatar
biggerry
Senior Member
 
Posts: 5901
Joined: Tue May 13, 2008 12:40 am
Location: Under the flight path, Newtown, Sydney

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby biggerry on Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:08 pm

to give you a bit of an idea of teh swell size and scale, the little pole on the rock stands about the height of a person, this wave was certainly not the largest whilst we were there..

Image
gerry's photography journey
No amount of processing will fix bad composition - trust me i have tried.
User avatar
biggerry
Senior Member
 
Posts: 5901
Joined: Tue May 13, 2008 12:40 am
Location: Under the flight path, Newtown, Sydney

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby Jenno on Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:12 pm

sorry Ray, next time we will make sure we get some location and info for you before nana nap time
.

Send me a telegram next time young fella.
Now hand me that whittling stick.......I cant get outa this dam rocking chair...it's me arfritus you know
User avatar
Jenno
Member
 
Posts: 399
Joined: Fri Dec 24, 2004 4:15 pm
Location: The Hills District Sydney

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby biggerry on Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:30 pm

Jenno wrote:Send me a telegram next time young fella.
Now hand me that whittling stick.......I cant get outa this dam rocking chair...it's me arfritus you know


:rotfl2:

thats the spirit..
gerry's photography journey
No amount of processing will fix bad composition - trust me i have tried.
User avatar
biggerry
Senior Member
 
Posts: 5901
Joined: Tue May 13, 2008 12:40 am
Location: Under the flight path, Newtown, Sydney

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby surenj on Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:03 pm

Hey Gerry, How did you hide the line from the hard edged filter in that last lot of photos? :shock:

Jenno wrote:Send me a telegram next time young fella.

Tel what? We will send a smoke signal or a pidgeon next time. Make sure you have compatible hardware to receive them. :D
User avatar
surenj
Senior Member
 
Posts: 7197
Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:21 pm
Location: Artarmon NSW

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby aim54x on Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:45 pm

surenj wrote:Hey Gerry, How did you hide the line from the hard edged filter in that last lot of photos? :shock:

Jenno wrote:Send me a telegram next time young fella.

Tel what? We will send a smoke signal or a pidgeon next time. Make sure you have compatible hardware to receive them. :D


You forgot the other options of bottle and flaming arrow (for the more urgent message)
Cameron
Nikon F/Nikon 1 | Hasselblad V/XPAN| Leica M/LTM |Sony α/FE/E/Maxxum/M42
Wishlist Nikkor 24/85 f/1.4| Fuji Natura Black
Scout-Images | Flickr | 365Project
User avatar
aim54x
Senior Member
 
Posts: 7305
Joined: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:13 pm
Location: Penshurst, Sydney

Re: [SYD] Sunrise in the Shire

Postby surenj on Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:38 pm

Bottom line is, we are yet to explore the Shire but will do so in the near future. Perhaps. Maybe.. :violin:
User avatar
surenj
Senior Member
 
Posts: 7197
Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:21 pm
Location: Artarmon NSW


Return to Shooting and meeting ideas

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron