An ongoing project of mine is to visit local beaches and try to capture their beauty in timeless moments like this…. The ocean tide rushing in and out… a rising sun… This concept of us remaining still whilst the world changes around us is something the camera can capture so well. Bronte Beach provided the backdrop for such themes this time and it’s this interplay of static and dynamic objects within this frame which draws the viewer’s eye into the composition. A strong man-made concrete wall brings us in from the right, held up by a natural rocky platform. A series of stoic rocks scatter the foreground reflecting the warm morning sun, whilst the relentless ocean moves in and out around them. Surfers litter the skyline chasing that one dream wave… Sydney awakens to a new day!

Software Used:

– On1 Perfect Effects  – An amazing Filter program to stylise your images. Comes as a standalone filter program which can also be launched from Lightroom, Photoshop or Aperture.

– Adobe Photoshop CC  used to layer, mask, make adjustments plus much much more. The Photoshop Photography plan allows you access to Photoshop and Lightroom for $9.99/month, definitely worth checking out.

Video Tutorial photo editing technique:

– Luminance Masks and HDR Video Tutorials A series of tutorials by Jimmy Mcintyre that will change your workflow forever. Powerful, informative and well priced- definitely worth a look.

Image Location:

View Ripples of Light, Bronte Beach Sydney in a larger map

Thanks everyone, if you’d like to leave a comment… please do so below. 



Sony A7r


Nikkor 14-24mm

Focal Length




Shutter Speed

0.4, 0.8, 1.5 second exp.



HDR info

3 bracket HDR using Luminance Masks


6:45 am


Bronte Beach, Sydney Australia

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