This surfer was heading out for an early morning surf on Easter Sunday.
The sunrise- partially scattered by low lying cloud was quite beautiful. The clouds acted as ND filters to some extent but I still needed to use my graduated ND for this shot.
The reflections of the clouds in the still waster on the rock shelf were amazing.
Bateau Bay is about 6 km south of the town of The Entrance and 17 km northeast of Gosford's central business district. In 2006, it had a population of 11,599 people. Bateau Bay Beach provides access to Crackneck Point, which is a popular local surfing spot. Crackneck Point Lookout (about 100 metres above sea level) is a short distance from the beach, where there is a large clearing and carpark with information boards and a picnic-barbecue area.
Much of the Bateau Bay area is dominated by the southern 140 ha section of Wyrrabalong National Park. A distinctive foreshore feature of the park's coastal cliffs are extensive rock platforms, which are good bases for rock fishing or low tide exploration or PHOTOGRAPHY!. Wyrrabalong National Park is a haven for marine, bird, and native wildlife, which include goannas, bandicoots, fantails, and the tawny frogmouth. A 1.6 km walk through Wyrrabalong National Park links Crackneck Point Lookout and Forresters Beach, which is where some of my other recent posts were taken.
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adidas5nb (4364) 2014-04-20 19:12
what a lovely fresh beautiful photograph.also love the effect created by the reflections of the cluods.nicely managed light.
emka (72032) 2014-04-20 21:44
Amazing reflections in shallow water. Where is the sky, where is water? Difficult to say. Very attractive composition. Haha, instead of sitting by the table with Easter Sunday breakfast you went to explore the bay. Good for you!
Have a nice Easter Monday
Romano46 (16576) 2014-04-21 1:26
un'altra splendids visione di cielo, rocce e mare eseguita con motevole perizia per esaltare al massimo la bellezza della natura.
Colori e nitidezza perfetti in una composizione impeccabile.
Ciao e buona settimana
carlo62 (26654) 2014-04-21 2:06
cielo e more che di uniscono e si scambiano sotto una luce bellissima e dalle splendide sfumature.
Eccellente profonditÓ, tutto contribuisce a far convergere le linee al centro.
timecapturer (44231) 2014-04-21 3:11
an amazing sunrise this with an exquisite amount of Easter symbolism here. Love the clouds in the water effect it is so beautiful. Awesome!
Have a good week - B.
marabu61 (7209) 2014-04-21 4:55
Wonderful atmospheric early morning scene with a gorgeous reflection of the beautiful sky in the water. Witty title for the occasion.
have a great day
Noel_Byrne (19939) 2014-04-21 6:53
What beautiful light, and how appropriate for this heavenly display to make itself known on Easter weekend. The sky is ablaze and down below the still water reflects a sense of calm and beauty. I really admire how you managed the light here, it looks like it would have been really difficult to do.
Thanks as always for sharing your work.
Kielia (22913) 2014-04-21 6:58
this is a stunning photo. Superb light and colors and a fantastic mood that is very well conveyed and felt by the viewer. The composition is also excellent. My compliments also for the notes!
JanArie (451) 2014-04-21 11:03
Hi Kathryn, what a great reflections in the water. And that beams of light of the sun. This is a beautiful photo.
Very well done!
photoray (9751) 2014-04-21 14:46
Beautiful 'Heaven's Gate' view across the tidal shelf with the artistic clouds mirrored within. From your note, there must be plenty to do and explore in and around Bateau Bay.
Hopefully I will make it here someday.
thanks for sharing,
- Copyright: Kathryn Weir (kathryn_weir) (2056)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-20
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 5 D Mark II
- Exposure: f/22, 1/15 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-20 19:03