You may have noticed a lot of reposted articles recently, I was away at a conference in Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays of the northeast cost of Australia.
For this southern lass it was VERY hot and tropical and humid, fortunately there was a pool and the sea very nearby, tho the sea was so warm it was like being in a bath! I was in Hawaii about 20 years ago and remember the water being quite cold and was very disappointed but not at Hamilton Island, the water was very warm and very salty 🙂
While a lot of time was spent travelling and some time was spent doing actual conference stuff, there was a lot of time to relax as well. OF COURSE I TOOK MY CAMERA!!!!
I have found the secret to the perfect sunrise too, go somewhere else in the world where the sunrises a lot later and at a much more civilised time LOL. Hamilton Island is three hours behind NZ time so sunrises there were 6am which was really 9am for me, much better for a non morning person but it did make for some long days.
These shots were taken on my last morning, I had noticed a small rocky bay at one end of the beach and thought it might be nice to try some long exposures. Shot the sunrise first and then moved over to the rocks, put on the Lee Big Stopper and experimented.
It was very windy that morning so you can see some of the plants are all blurry as they were moving with the wind. The white circle in the water was flotsam floating on the top of the water that circled around as the waves came in, I must have been at the right angle to capture it, as you don’t see it in the first image.
These were taken just after sunrise so it is still quite dark which meant I could do the 5 and 2 min exposures and have then end up quite daylight looking. Both shots processed in LR5.
Lots more pix from the Island to come as I work through them, and yes the water really was that amazing aqua colour!