Pictured here is a fantastic warm sunrise over the waters of Bronte Baths (which are seaside swimming pools!). It’s located at the south end of Bronte beach, which is just one beach south of the world famous Bondi in Sydney. I wanted to share this view looking down the rustic stone staircase descending into the salty sea water of the baths. Each seaside pool in Sydney, Australia, has it’s own character and Bronte Baths is probably one of the most interesting. There is a giant natural rocky formation forming one side of the baths whilst the other is a man made barrier between the swimmers and the ocean waves. There’s also a few areas to lay down a towel and sunbake or relax and take in the ocean on one the seats provided. Bronte is the kind of suburb you discover after being a local in Sydney after some time and I love sharing it with everyone. If you visit Sydney and go to Bondi, do yourself a favour and do the Bondi to Bronte coastal walk! It’s so scenic and pretty, you won’t regret it.
From my experience as a photographer these types of images look best when printed large! An acrylic mount would look amazing in any home or office setting as the vibrant colours would brighten up any space.
If anyone is interested in a print of this image I would be happy to discuss options with you to get the right artwork for you personally. Or you can just order off my print store using the red button above and it will come directly to your door.
Camera Gear Used:
I used the incredible Sony A7r 36MP full frame mirrorless camera to create these images combined with a nikkor 14-24mm lense. I find shooting at 14mm on a full frame to be the best for Seascape and Landscape images. At this focal length range you can capture the whole scene without there being any distortion, like in a fisheye lense.
Software Used and Editing:
This was a stunning sunrise at Bronte but I was also a little creative with my editing process. Like always I shoot a bracket of images on a tripod so in cases like this I can create a HDR image later on my computer. This allows me to get details in the highlights (like in the sky) and also in the shadows (like in the rocks and dark water in the ocean). If I didn’t use this HDR process there would be big clumps of either white or black areas.
There are tonnes of HDR software programs out there on the market. I compiled them all into a single list over here if you want to take a look > HDR Software Review and Comparisons.
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