Botany Bay National Park Sunrise (keep your feet dry)

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Botany Bay National Park Sunrise (keep your feet dry)

Postby biggerry on Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:49 pm

I have been meaning to get back to Botany Bay National Park for many years, i visited there yonks ago (before i was interested in taking pictures) and was amazed at the great cliffs. Hence I plan to do a sunrise there, conveniently enough the Flickr sunrise mob are also heading down that way but are going to Cape Solandar, however i am more interested in doing the little lighthouse which is set down on a little hill close to the cliffs.

If any one else is keen drop me a PM or txt me.

Its a bit hectic getting there and will involve quite a walk (think malabar style for those silly enough to have attended) in the dark, however you can keep your feet dry since its up on the cliff. Obviously there are a number of hazards, cliffs for one, no fences and a fairly rough walking track so take this into consideration.

The location i want to get to is just on the northern side of the lighthouse, I also want to check out the Lighthouse for a potential star trail location (it basically has a good southern view with little light pollution)

Given that sunny rise is around 7am now its the perfect time for these longer expeditions - tide is irrelevant for this location but a big swell would be nice, however looking at the forecast its only going to be 1.6m

Saturday 16th is preferred, but could also do Sunday.
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Re: Botany Bay National Park Sunrise (keep your feet dry)

Postby ATJ on Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:35 pm

Gerry, you will probably have to walk all the way from the front gate as I don't think NPWS open the gates until at least Sunrise.
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Re: Botany Bay National Park Sunrise (keep your feet dry)

Postby biggerry on Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:43 pm

ATJ wrote:Gerry, you will probably have to walk all the way from the front gate as I don't think NPWS open the gates until at least Sunrise.


correct, already accounted for.
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Re: Botany Bay National Park Sunrise (keep your feet dry)

Postby surenj on Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:49 pm

I may bite....
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Re: Botany Bay National Park Sunrise (keep your feet dry)

Postby biggerry on Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:49 am

shoulda gone this morning, the sunrise was epic... :shock:

intermittent rain forecast for tomorrow, could be really good or pretty crap..
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Re: Botany Bay National Park Sunrise (keep your feet dry)

Postby Steffen on Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:51 am

surenj wrote:I may bite....


I better stay away then… :rotfl2:
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Re: Botany Bay National Park Sunrise (keep your feet dry)

Postby biggerry on Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:08 pm

well it was a huge turnout :D

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Suren working the crack.

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Re: Botany Bay National Park Sunrise (keep your feet dry)

Postby Mr Darcy on Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:58 pm

I dunno Gerry. I think I am just hard to please.
#2 the skies are just bleah. #4 they seem overcooked. Somewhere in between perhaps? Also I would like to see the trig station (?) cloned out.
#3 I like as a record shot. Shame about the crack though. Perhaps you should talk to Leek about where he gets his models. His are certainly easier on the eye than yours.
#1 nice sunrise. Maybe pushed a little too far into saturation. Or was it like that? I know they sometimes are. I was up at the other end of the night working on star trails, so I didn't see the sun come up.
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Re: Botany Bay National Park Sunrise (keep your feet dry)

Postby zafra52 on Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:00 pm

I prefer the 1st one, but all of them
are very good.
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Re: Botany Bay National Park Sunrise (keep your feet dry)

Postby biggerry on Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:43 am

Mr Darcy wrote:I dunno Gerry. I think I am just hard to please.
#2 the skies are just bleah. #4 they seem overcooked. Somewhere in between perhaps? Also I would like to see the trig station (?) cloned out.


see the one in the 52 image thread, that was the sky about 5 minutes before that one was taken, the sky was dark and cloudy as shown then turned to a mild continuous grey.

thats a lighthouse i could clone it out, but i reckon it does not draw that much attention atm anyway.

Mr Darcy wrote:#3 I like as a record shot. Shame about the crack though. Perhaps you should talk to Leek about where he gets his models. His are certainly easier on the eye than yours.
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and thats all it is, a record shot, which crack are you not liking ;) i thought people would have more objection to his third leg... :rotfl2:

Mr Darcy wrote:#1 nice sunrise. Maybe pushed a little too far into saturation. Or was it like that? I know they sometimes are. I was up at the other end of the night working on star trails, so I didn't see the sun come up.


yep, it was like that - the one with the cliff half red was like it as well, very little processing - just pure chance on how the sun rose and was blocked partially by the headland/clouds.

this is what the predawn view looked like.

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and for kicks and giggles - later on on the walk back..

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Re: Botany Bay National Park Sunrise (keep your feet dry)

Postby Murray Foote on Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:29 pm

Wooo, he wouldn't want to hook a whale shark.
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Re: Botany Bay National Park Sunrise (keep your feet dry)

Postby biggerry on Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:11 pm

Murray Foote wrote:Wooo, he wouldn't want to hook a whale shark.


in this shot he had hooked something...i did not bother hanging around to see though, this dude had more sense then some others on the waters edge...balls of steel i reckon...
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Re: Botany Bay National Park Sunrise (keep your feet dry)

Postby surenj on Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:27 pm

Had a good morning despite a little rain... A little more bush whacking under our belts.

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