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May 22, 2009
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Make
OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Model
E-30
Shutter Speed
2/1 second
Aperture
F/10.0
Focal Length
10 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
May 16, 2009, 6:29:18 AM
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Tequila on the Rocks by FireflyPhotosAust Tequila on the Rocks by FireflyPhotosAust
Maitland Beach at Sunrise last weekend with =barmat
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:iconrobertvine:
Malcolm, this is a stunning sunrise captured in a very interesting location. The foreground is interesting and perfectly exposed but I think that the composition fails to focus the viewer on it. If you moved closer to one of the more interesting patterns on the rocks and used a wider angle, you would make that feature more prominent in the frame and create a foreground focal point. I would also consider placing the camera a little higher, this would increase the amount of beach that is visible and help with the mid-ground component of rule of thirds. You have used a custom aspect ratio and I think that it really works well, as does the vertical aspect. Exposure is spot on and you have let just the right amount of sky blow out. I really like the fact that you have left the hills in the background in shadow - this helps balance the image.

Your work has really improved out of sight in the last month or so and this shot really shows that you have the fundamentals down. Concentrate on your composition and very soon you will go from creating good images to great one's!
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:iconred-addictive:
red-addictive Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Student
you've been featured here: [link] :heart:
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:iconfireflyphotosaust:
FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :-)
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red-addictive Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Student
:heart:
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:iconjoyfulcolor:
JoyfulColor Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
I love the rocks in this one, Malcolm. They really make the shot. I also like that one little fluffy cloud just to the upper left of center.
Were the yellows really that intense? Amazing.
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FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you Michelle, the colours really were very intense.
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JoyfulColor Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
It must have been truly lovely!
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:iconfireflyphotosaust:
FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
Well all I can is that it was worth getting out of bed at 2.00am:D
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:iconjoyfulcolor:
JoyfulColor Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
I don't know, for now I'll let you enjoy the 2AM wakings. I am really wanting to go shoot the sunrise at my work, though. But right now we are in the middle of June gloom. If I get up at 4AM I want at least some chance of sunrise or at least good light for shooting.
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:iconfireflyphotosaust:
FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Photographer
There are no guarantees for the sunrises, especially when you have to travel to a location:-)
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:iconjoyfulcolor:
JoyfulColor Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
Oh, there is a pretty good guarantee that I won't get one, no matter what the hour this month. Our June gloom (socked in marine layer) is pretty pervasive. :)
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:iconfireflyphotosaust:
FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Photographer
You will need to wait for next month then:-)
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
The rocks in the foreground are very impressive, as though they make a foundation for the sky and see beyond. A lovely picture, Malcolm!
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:iconfireflyphotosaust:
FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much Alec. The sandstone features up there were amazing:-)
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:iconmoon-willow:
Moon-Willow Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
oh, this is just stunning!
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:iconfireflyphotosaust:
FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much:-)
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:iconchucee:
chucee Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
what cam did you use here? :P
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:iconfireflyphotosaust:
FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Professional Photographer
Olympus E-30
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:iconchucee:
chucee Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
ok thanks for the info!:) you are really a great photgrapher!!!!
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:iconfireflyphotosaust:
FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you and you are very welcome. I am only too pleased to help out if I can:-)
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:iconchucee:
chucee Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
hahaha.. thanks very much!:)
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:iconryser915:
Ryser915 Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
featured - [link]
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:iconfireflyphotosaust:
FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much Ryan. I really appreciate it:D
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:iconryser915:
Ryser915 Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome!
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:iconmumma-duck:
mumma-duck Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
The foreground is what makes this photo. Awesome! :)
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:iconfireflyphotosaust:
FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much Gayle:-)
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:iconchucee:
chucee Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
i can't stop looking at this stunning and very wonderful photo of yours!!! VERY GREAT JOB!!!
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:iconfireflyphotosaust:
FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much:blush:
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:iconchucee:
chucee Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
no problem
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:iconflixter:
FLixter Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
Featured here :D [link]
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:iconfireflyphotosaust:
FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much Filip, I really appreciate it:-)
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:iconcherishedmemories:
CherishedMemories Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Breath-taking beautiful. Love the warm colors. :clap:
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:iconfireflyphotosaust:
FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much Cheri:-)
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:iconcherishedmemories:
CherishedMemories Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Always a pleasure, malcolm.
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
Oh yes, I'll have a tequila on the rocks too! really refreshing, cheers Malcolm! :thumbsup:
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:iconfireflyphotosaust:
FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks Justelene:D
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:iconphotogrifos:
photogrifos Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
The texture of the rocks is amazing, as the colors of the sky! Well done!
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:iconfireflyphotosaust:
FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you:-)
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:iconpassion4photos:
Passion4Photos Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Another beautiful shot, well done! :worship:
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:iconfireflyphotosaust:
FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you and thanks again for another :+fav: :-)
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:iconpassion4photos:
Passion4Photos Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
You're welcome and it's my pleasure.:D
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:iconcarloshurtadosoriano:
It is a wonderful work!!! :faint:

Cheers my friend!!! :iconspazhugplz:
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:iconfireflyphotosaust:
FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much and thanks for the :+fav:-)
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:iconttl-photoworks:
TTL-Photoworks Featured By Owner May 26, 2009   Photographer
Featured here - [link]

Have a great week! =D
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:iconfireflyphotosaust:
FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much, I will head over there now to have a look:-)
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TTL-Photoworks Featured By Owner May 27, 2009   Photographer
=D
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:icondanuk86:
danUK86 Featured By Owner May 26, 2009   General Artist
great sky colours and those rocks look cool :D
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:iconfireflyphotosaust:
FireflyPhotosAust Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks Dan and thanks for adding it to your favourites too:-)

The rocks were awesome in the area.
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:icondanuk86:
danUK86 Featured By Owner May 26, 2009   General Artist
no probs mate!
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andyrichardson Featured By Owner May 26, 2009   Photographer
love the colours and location
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