Step in Line

Step in Line - Coogee Sunrise - (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock

Step in Line – Coogee Sunrise – (c) 2014 Gerard Blacklock

and watch the slippery stuff

So after rocking up here at Ross Jones Pool at Coogee my first thoughts were, ‘ho hum’…this increased to more ‘so ho ho hum’ at the sight of more photographers peppering the pool, who woulda thunk that this little old pool at Coogee would be so popular, even the punters passing by some time after sunrise made the observation it was a like a photography club 🙂

I do like some space and some freedom when out photographing, to be shoulder to shoulder with half a dozen other togs in quite a small area makes it a little less enjoyable. Nonetheless, one must suffer in life 😉

Its a pretty cliche scene, ie use the edge of the pool as a leading line, however on this particular morning it really just fell into place with the position of the sun peaking through the clouds, I simply put the concrete pool edge so it ran the eye right up into that sky goodness, there was even a few god rays to boot. I have a few other compositions similar to this, one with a mad looking S curve, however this one jumped out at me for having a more balanced feel and such here it is.

Techie Love
Bracketed shot (3 frames -3, 0, +3) however really only used the 0 and -3 exposures)
The -3 frame was simply used (manually blended) to retain that detail in the bright part of the sky.

D7000 coupled with Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @11mm Aperture: f/16 and Shutter Speed: 1 second for neutral frame and 1/4s for darker frame (bits of sky)
out front – green slippery ass mossy stuff and a pool…also wedding cake island and god rays.

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