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BackyardPermaculture May 2, 2011 7:30 AM

FZ40 - Weekend Away
We were away for the weekend in northern NSW. Got up before dawn twice to try some sunrise etc., here are some of the shots:

1. Dawn at Brunswick Heads:

2. My son Ant, just before sunrise:

3. Sunrise at Wooyung:

4. Water Lilly:

5. Flowing Water, slow exposure:

6. Fungus:

7. Spider flashed:

As always, any tips and comments appreciated - I'm keen to learn.

jjdog2 May 2, 2011 8:31 AM


All really great shots. That #2 is cool! My favorite is #1. My only suggestion would be in #1 try a crop that takes out about 1/3 or so of the sky. I think this might bring out what is best in the shot, the land and water.


BackyardPermaculture May 2, 2011 8:40 AM

Thanks jj, good suggestion.

saly May 2, 2011 10:15 AM

BP - these are all just fantastic! Difficult to choose a favorite. #1, 3 and 4 are simply gorgeous. I also love the flowing water shot and your son (I assume he was playing with a flashlight?). Really nicely done.

I also agree with jj about #1, if you crop the top and make it a 16:9 ratio, the jetty will look more dramatic.

geoper2 May 2, 2011 10:21 AM

Really nice photos great clarity good job

stesteste May 2, 2011 11:25 AM

very nice 3 and 5 nice well done

StefanS May 2, 2011 12:02 PM


really great shots and the fungus is very strange, do know the name of the species?

Very good job.



BackyardPermaculture May 2, 2011 5:03 PM

Thanks for the comments.

saly, I drew the outline around my son with my bright LED bicycle light during a 60 second exposure.

Stefan, I have no idea the fungus name I'm afraid, but it did look quite unusual.

BackyardPermaculture May 2, 2011 5:06 PM

Oh, and I re-cropped the first shot - it's updated in the original post above.

Craigj72 May 2, 2011 7:31 PM

Great shots, Mick, very nice. My family used to spend Christmas holidays at Brunswick Heads. You just brought back a whole lot of memories.

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