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Waiting for the Sun and Clouds

Yesterday I told you about my dawn photography at Hastings Marina.  Well I managed to get a couple of shots showing a pinkish sky, but for most of the time the sunrise was hidden behind clouds on the horizon.

I was just about ready to pack up, when I noticed a big patch of clear blue sky making its way towards the eastern horizon, so I waited a half hour or so until the Sun finally poked up from behind the clouds. It wasn’t pink any more, but there were some nice rays of light spreading across the sky. To add another element to the shot, I threw a rock into the water to get rings of ripples disturbing the reflection.  I’m very happy with both of these shots.

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When clouds get in the way

I think Mother Nature has been plotting against my quest for good sunset photos.  My recent attempts at Broken Hill and Mornington could both be called “Hazy clouds on the horizon”, rather than my preferred “Sky turns golden” sunset pics.

Last Friday evening I noticed the sky starting to turn pinkish, so my son and I went up to a small nearby hill here in Pakenham, only for him to ask “Dad, where’s the sun gone?”  You guessed it, behind the clouds.  “Sorry mate, there’s no show tonight”.

This just proves that in photography, you often need patience, timing and good luck to get “that” shot, and you should keep trying until you do.


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