Last week I was given an opportunity to spend a night down at St Leonards. I’m teaching a woman there and she kindly offered to let me stay overnight with her.
St Leonards is a great place to visit in the Bellarine Peninsula and close to may other places. I haven’t been there much, but I hope to change that in the near future.
In the morning we got up early and headed down to the pier to see if there was a sunrise. We were greeted with some lovely colours.
While it wasn’t overly cloudy we did get some gorgeous colours. I’m learning enough in Adobe Photoshop these days that I can enhance what I get.
I was reading somewhere recently that sunrises and sunsets are lovely, but you need to have something else in them to make them interesting. Piers at beaches can be so perfect for providing that interest.
Turning away from the sunset can also provide some intriguing images. Just the mood that is set by the sunrise can give great photos. The light is darker, but you can get some very moody images. I love that light and so do many photographers.
The sunset or sunrise is not the be all and end all, just think about how many other photographers are out there photographing it as well.
This was a little shop on the pier. It is at the start of it, and you can see it is called the Sirens Boathouse Kiosk. I don’t know that it is still open, but it made a great subject for the image. I like how the colours of dawn are reflected on the building as well.
I much prefer sunrise to sunset, though both can be beautiful, but there is something very peaceful about the early hours of the morning.
When you go out to those lovely ends of the day remember to look around and see what else you can photograph.