My sunday Photo – Golden Pool

It’s amazing how many times you can visit the same place, but see it completely differently each time. Oak Park in Cronulla is a place I visit regularly, mainly because it’s along the path of my favourite running track in Sydney. I often stop there to take in some fresh air and watch the new day begin.

I have posted several photos from this location before. I think these may just be my favourite ones yet. The photos were taken in that magical light about half-an-hour before dawn. The angle was such that the first rays of golden light to reach over the horizon reflected off the still rock pool, while the rest of the ocean reflected the deep blue/black of the predawn sky. It was the perfect opportunity for some long exposure shots with the Nikon D5100 on a tripod.

 

The Golden Pool

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Golden Pool
20 second exposure. f/22.

 

Golden Pool
8 second exposure. f/22

 

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An elderly woman in a heavy robe made her way out along the rock wall. She methodically removed all of the seaweed that was tangled in the chains, before entering the water for a (freezing) early morning swim.

Golden Pool

Golden Pool

 

As always on a Sunday, I’m linked up to the excellent #MySundayPhoto linky. It’s hosted by Darren Coleshill on the website Photalife. I highly recommend you click on the link (or the badge below) and check out everyone’s photos.

If you want to see more photos from me, head over to the Blog of Dad Instagram page.

 

 

 

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9 thoughts on “My sunday Photo – Golden Pool

  • September 23, 2018 at 4:58 pm
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    These photos are stunning, I would have been buzzing to capture them. What a fantastic start to the morning too. It must set you up for the day. #MySundayPhoto

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  • September 23, 2018 at 6:00 pm
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    I love your long exposure shots. you’ve got some classics here and the woman collecting seaweed and swimming really adds to the pic. Awesome images me old mucker/ #mysundayphoto

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  • September 23, 2018 at 6:53 pm
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    OMG what an absolutely stunning series of shots. The combination of that deep blue light and the orange yellow early sunlight is stunning. Wow! #mysundayphoto

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  • September 24, 2018 at 2:59 am
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    Hi James, what stunning photos! That time of the morning is a special time of day. I must admit I find the silhouette of the woman a little eerie, like a spectre greeting the day, before disappearing into the sea until the next rising of the sun.

    #MySundayPhoto

    xx

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