Sunrise at Caves Beach, Central Coast, NSW, Australia

Sunrise at Caves Beach, Lake Macquarie, NSW, Australia

It took Edison more than 1000 attempts to create a proper light bulb. What a persistent guy! I take my hat off in respect.
It took me only five attempts to capture great sunrise at Caves beach near Lake Macquarie. Every time I was there the sky was flat, no clouds. But I also was persistent. And lucky.:-)Last Sunday the sunrise was absolutely fantastic! For a few minutes colors were unbelievably rich and intensive. I only regret that it didn’t last long enough so I could shoot something different as the beach and rocks near the cave are very picturesque.

Question: How about more tight crop from the top and bottom?

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  • Liam McLennan - June 16, 2009 - 2:44 pm

    Very nice. I would crop the top (it’s a lot of black) and leave the foreground.

  • KD - June 16, 2009 - 4:23 pm

    Maybe a little bit off the top Ilya but not much, I think the dark top of frame gives a good balance to the foreground.

  • Matt Lauder - June 16, 2009 - 5:08 pm

    Buy I knew I missed a great sunrise but I had no idea it was this good. Dam… there has been a lot of good light getting around recently.

  • Ilya Genkin - June 16, 2009 - 9:27 pm

    Thanks a lot guys! You are quite right – should be less on top. I wasn’t quite sure before. Will definitely crop a little bit. The natural frame shouldn’t prevail.

  • Ilya Genkin - June 16, 2009 - 9:27 pm

    Matt, I’m actually quite surprised by the number of great sunrises and sunsets last month or so. One after another. Unbelievable!

  • Andre - June 24, 2009 - 10:49 pm

    Great sunrise colours you managed to get. As Liam mentioned, I would also crop a bit off the top.

    Slight correction, Caves Beach is Lake Macquarie, not the Central Coast 😉

    I’ve been meaning to get there for sunrise, thanks for the reminder.

  • Ilya Genkin - June 28, 2009 - 10:01 pm

    Hi Andre, thanks for the feedback and correction. I’ve fixed the post. And will definitely crop from the top a little bit. I just always forget to do that!

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