The frozen world below

Along the Zenith Line
Continuing a fine tradition of cloudless sunrise's with very little colour means one must work a bit harder to achieve that shot that gets a few star rating.
What I really liked about this spot was that at the time the rock behind me created a shadow across the gulley and it meant I could turn that foreground into some a bit more interesting – with a long exposure of course 🙂
I pulled the graduated filter all the way down to the shadow line to preserve the highlights in the bright sun drenched rock and also the hill beyond, I then exposed the frame during some of the rare swells which washed up over the finger rock creating some nice blue and surreal colours.
This was in the same train of thought as a recent image from kurnell (

Single frame – glad to say all the dust bunnies are gone sine the last long exposure at Kurnell.
Exif/setup data:
D7000 coupled with a sand filled Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 @11mm Aperture: f/8 and Shutter Speed: 184.8s
out front – LEE graduated filter 0.9, LEE bigstopper and screw in circular polariser

As always, I welcome any suggestions, comments and improvements to my photography, they are always warmly welcomed.

20 thoughts on “The frozen world below

  1. This photo reminds me of the chill of the early morning before dawn or daybreak in the bottom section with the cloudy overcast atmosphere coupled with the warmth of the early morning sunshine welcoming a new day. Great capture. It reminded me of early morning hikes.

  2. +Rodney Campbell i looked at 3 pictures (which I posted) and that was all, the rest of the time was doing my required domesticated duties (15 billion loads of washing 🙁 ), i need ot process them quickly 'cause i'll lose interest in them quickly 🙂

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