What you are looking at here is the Bondi Iceberg baths and I shared a close up of the pools yesterday but what saving this magical seascape till today. I got this great vantage point of the baths and surf life saving building from up on the walkway and I used a tripod to capture it with slow shutter speeds to emphasise the movement of the water. I should mention that the leave the lights on in the pools over night so they glow this bright blue colour, its really awesome ! So I didn’t enhance the pool light, its all natural ! well artificial natural, hehe.

This has to be one of the coolest images I’ve ever made I think and I’m really happy to share it with everyone here on lukezeme.com first. The image really captures the movement of all the ocean water smashing up against the rocky edges of the swimming pool. What I love about this image is the transition of colour from golden yellows and reds on the left to the cool blues and purples on the far right hand side of the horizon. The sunrise is also beautifully reflected on the surface of the Pacific ocean water as is it sparkles in the morning light. Using a wide-angle focal length I was able to get in the surf lifesaving club on the right hand side of the composition too, a really iconic Australian building. I think everyone who comes to Australia wants to visit Bondi Beach at some point, but this image allows people from overseas to visit it through the magic of the Internet 🙂

Software used:

Photomatix PRO – Is a MAC and PC HDR software for creating stunning HDR images. They have a free trial, but if you end up buying a copy of Photomatix you can get a 15% Discount with the coupon code LukeZemePhotography

– Topaz DeNoise 5  – A really powerful noise reduction software add-on. 15% off all Topaz software use discount code LukeZemePhotography

– On1 Photo suite the complete collection of photo editing software from OnOne. From the Suite I used Perfect Effects and Perfect resize to adjust the image.

– Adobe Photoshop CC  used to layer, mask, make adjusments plus much much more

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