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It has been bearing on my mind these past few weeks, that having lived near to the east coast of Australia since August 2006, I have not once seen the sun rise up over the Pacific Ocean. So, as I woke around 5am this morning (Sunday), I decided today would be first day when I did see it.

In darkness, I drove down to Trinity Beach, about 25 km north of Cairns, and got there not long before the sun rose. There was a fair bit of cloud, but it probably added, rather than detracted, from the aesthetics. These below are some of the photographs I took. At this latitude, the sun rises straight upwards, it doesn't have the slanting trajectory that it has at cool-temperate latitudes, and so the sunrise happens fast. There was hardly any time to think, and certainly no time to use (and keep re-positioning) a tripod.

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A hotel's night-time lights still on in the pre-dawn glooom.

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Rugged coastscape looking south, with some dramatic clouds colouring pink from the soon-to-rise sun

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I didn't use a coloured filter here, the camera just decided to colour this one purple for reasons best known to itself.

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Ditto, though I must say I like the results in this one very much.

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This is much nearer the human-eye-percieved truth at that time, just before the sun rose.

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Here comes the sun!

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Using a young coconut palm to block the actual sun from shining straight into the lens.

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First rays hitting the palms behind me

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Like looking through rose coloured spectacles - pink sand.


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One more image, of Ellis Beach, from yesterday morning. This one I have tinkered with - I reduced the saturation to give it a faded, 1950's, 'Blue Hawaii' look.

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Very nice Peter. No question that the seacoast there is spectacular. If you asked me where these were shot, I wouldn't have said Australia - more like Polynesia.

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Some beautiful sunrise pictures there Peter, fancy some pics of a load of cloud and rain cos thats what it would be most of the time of the sunrise here :lol: Australia here I come! (well some day...)

Thanks for posting them, take care

Pete


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Great shots Peter its good to see you taking warm sunny pictures in mid winter over there and hopefully we will be able to like wise quite soon and post some back. :wink:


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Here are some views from galway bay.Ireland
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David, some really nice pics there.
It's a beautiful part of the world you live in-the burren is quite a surreal landscape.


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Wonderful photos and equally wonderful places!

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Most excellent shots David that third one down is fantastic any chance of a bigger version of it to take in the shot. :D

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