Making sense of my photography hobby in retirement

Archive for January 7, 2010

Into the Rising Sun

This is the last in this series of dawn images from 5 January.  As the sun rises above the horizon the number of people on Takapuna Beach increases.  Even in the middle of the night you will find someone out walking, as well as the occasional “wally” shouting loudly as a result of late-night drinking. However, in the cool of a dawn morning only the keen early birds can be found soaking up the freshness of the newly breaking day.
Sony Alpha DSLR – A200, 1/80 sec, F 11, ISO 100, Sigma DC 18-200 lens at 18 mm


Daybreak – Takapuna Beach

This is another image taken of the dawn light on 5 January at Takapuna Beach. The sun is just breaking over the horizon and the day soon brightens into another great summer’s day.  Friends comment that this is a summer like we used to have when we were children.  Maybe they are right, but maybe also life was simpler then. In a larger version of this picture one can just make out the outline of a small cruise ship in front of the island at left on the horizon as it enters the Waitemata Harbour and the Port of Auckland. It is the height of the cruise season and barely a day goes by that at least one ship visits Auckland as part of a Pacific cruise.

Sony Alpha DSLR – A200, 1/40 sec, F 11, ISO 100, Sigma DT 18-200 lens at 28 mm