It’s Monday, and the day of the week that I get up at stupid-o-clock to drop my husband off at central before heading somewhere to take sunrise pictures. I’d been heading south before last week, when I went to Bronte, which was north, but I decided to continue my way south.
So. Little Bay. A lot has changed there since I used to go there with some friends to look at marine life. A whole suburb has sprung up. The bay itself is only small (DUH!) and the hinterland not very interesting (whaddyamean, not another bloody golf course??). Surprisingly also, there was almost no bird life, save for a seagull roost at the northern end of the beach–and I left those in peace. I’ve always found a lot of birds on golf courses, but not today. So we have some pretty pictures of the ocean.
First light. You can’t tell in this picture, but it was so dark that this is a 25-second exposure. I couldn’t see what I was doing with the camera, so had to use my phone to light the top of the dial to set the auto-timer. If you have the camera on a tripod and the shutter is going to be open a long time, you want to step away from it so that the tripod stops wobbling before it starts taking the picture. I take all long exposure and HDR shots (all of the ones in this post are double exposures) with the self timer. You can’t use the camera’s HDR function without a tripod.
Sunrise over turbulent water.
A rocky bay in the next inlet.
There is no one here on a Monday morning. Believe it or not, but there are lots of houses and apartments less than 100m from where I took this picture.