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Trying it Again

Sun Rises

My phone’s alarm went off at 3am, though I set the bedside clock, I didn’t turn it on, so the phone woke me up and the realisation that I forgot to turn the other one on kept me awake.  At four both daughters were woken up, they both wanted to come.  One because she loves road trips and the other because she wanted to drive.  She did get two more hours of night, or dark driving, so she is getting very close to having her hours up so she can go for her license.

Before SunriseWe went back to Lorne.  I had hoped to get there even earlier than last time, but I actually got there at the same time, though the sunrise happened about 15 minutes later, so I got some before sunrise images, and this is one.

The Tip of SunriseYou can almost see the top of the sun in this image.

Sun RisesThe ocean was a lot rougher than it had been last time and the tide, whilst it was a low tide, was a long way in.  I was really surprised when I got there that most of the rocks were under water.

Rough Waters at SunriseWaves were crashing all over the rocks, but I didn’t capture any in this photo.  All the photos today are HDR images, and I may try do some of the images as single images soon.  I did get a single image of this and you could see the waves.  So maybe if people want to see that I might put it up another time.

Calm Surrounded by TurmoilI was surprised to get this still pool of water, especially as the tide was coming in slowly.  I had to run for it a couple of times.

It was a gorgeous morning, not cold, not yet hot, but you could feel the warm in the sun and the potential for a lot heat.  On the drive home there were hundreds of cars heading down to the beach.  No doubt to try and cool off from all the heat we have been having.

Going back was interesting, it still isn’t easy getting up that early, though I like the results a lot more this time.  I got more of a sunrise this time, which was better, but the water was so much rougher.  I am exhausted now and think it might be time for a nap.

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  1. Absolutely great pics that made getting up so early worthwhile.

    March 9, 2013
    • Great photo very nice, what is the shoooting speed

      March 10, 2013
      • Good question, all different speeds because of the bracketing. I might do my post on the single images today and talk about the exif information in it.

        March 10, 2013
  2. Beautiful!!!! = >

    March 9, 2013
  3. Yes, I like these better, too. Beautiful. Your efforts are rewarded and, I trust, rewarding.

    March 9, 2013
    • Yes, very rewarding.

      March 9, 2013
      • Absolutely gorgeous images! Thanks for bringing us along!

        March 10, 2013
  4. leo brady #

    Lovely

    March 9, 2013
  5. Beautiful shots Leanne!

    March 9, 2013
  6. Hey there, Leanne:

    These pictures whet my appetite for travel to your realms; beautiful, beautiful schtuff!! Very well done! :)

    March 9, 2013
    • Haha, your photos always make me want to come to your parts. :)

      March 9, 2013
  7. Spectacular. I am transported :-) Thanks for getting up so early to bring these to us.

    March 9, 2013
  8. Breathtaking! You’ve captured the atmosphere very well.

    I’d love to see some of the one-shot images with the waves. Might make a great compare-contrast post.

    March 9, 2013
  9. Gorgeous photos!

    March 9, 2013
  10. Stunning shots Leanne!

    March 9, 2013
  11. Spectacular…breathtaking…gorgeous…stunning…
    I feel relegated to the slag-heap of Adjective World. What’s left? Like/love/like/love – etc. Glad you’re getting up early instesd of me…I’m grumpy in the am…maybe why I live in Sunset Land.
    Later….

    March 9, 2013
  12. You did it! Wow, these are amazing. You are a constant source of inspiration. I hope you and your daughters get some sleep.

    March 9, 2013
    • Oh yeah, I did it, now I am dead on my feet, haha, looking forward to sleeping tonight.

      March 9, 2013
  13. Like an alarm clock, each sunrise is a wonderful wake-up call for us to make the most of our day – great photos

    March 9, 2013
  14. Beautiful, certainly makes getting up early worth it :)

    March 9, 2013
  15. gailkav #

    This is an incredible scene, well worth revisiting.

    March 9, 2013
  16. Magnificent, Leanne – particular affinity for that last still water image.

    March 9, 2013
  17. The befire sunrise images are spectacular but the last of the ocean pool so clear to the rocky bottom reflecting the sky has a quiet beauty :)

    March 9, 2013
  18. lovely!

    March 9, 2013
  19. This is beautiful, truly inspiring! I bet your 3am wake up call was worth it now! haha :)

    Cogtography, a blog made to inspire a new generation of photographers. Get inspired.

    March 9, 2013
  20. Wow, the pictures are absolutely amazing!!

    March 9, 2013
  21. Divine Rush #

    I love these photos, they are breathtaking! Wow!

    March 9, 2013
  22. Nice work ! I cant wait till i get my dslr next week and try to make this kind of shots :)

    March 9, 2013
    • You will need to use a tripod for these sorts of shots, good luck.

      March 10, 2013
  23. Lovely images.

    March 9, 2013
  24. the story behind these images were attracting me . I recognized it as it it was myself doing this. That moment which is unique and will not be happening again is for me the most intense one. Therefore the last picture is the best one. I believe million of sunsets and sunrises can be observed but in the last image you used the sunlight to make such nice details. These details can never be presented during daylight . I support and understand EllaDee ‘s remark but more i understood your story behind.

    March 9, 2013
  25. Lovely light. I like the last picture in particular.

    March 9, 2013
  26. Captivating photos.:) Your good my friend.:)

    March 9, 2013
  27. These are amazing. Worth getting up early for.

    March 9, 2013
  28. these are spectacular images-full of energy and drama. I am sure the early rising was worth it-

    March 9, 2013
  29. What intense and majestic beauty,!

    March 9, 2013
  30. Reblogged this on O LADO ESCURO DA LUA.

    March 9, 2013
  31. How about a bit of technical info here … what exposures were you using to both get the sun right and blur the water? Nice shots. D

    March 9, 2013
    • Haha, good question, no idea, I know I was using f14 and was getting 4 or 5 second exposures, then the sun came up so I went to the smallest aperture, which I think was f22 to help keep getting the longer exposures, I was also using a +8 neutral density filter and after the sun came up I also put on my polariser. Does that help at all?

      March 10, 2013
      • Yup. I’ve been thinking about a neutral density filter – it’ll be my next purchase. How in the world do you keep up with sooooo many comments! You’re a dedicated blogger – no doubt. D

        March 10, 2013
      • I don’t Dave, I only respond to comments that ask questions or say something that I want to respond to. Because I moderate all comments, I do read them all, so I silently thank each and every one.

        March 10, 2013
  32. tripodtrippin #

    Lovely images, Leanne! So worth getting up for. I have no favourite, they’re all beautiful!

    March 9, 2013
  33. Breathtaking! Wish I’d been there. :)

    March 9, 2013
  34. Absolutely gorgeous photos! I looked at them first thing this morning, and what beautiful images to see first thing in the morning while I had my coffee!

    March 9, 2013
  35. Easier to get up early when you’re travelling, I think

    March 9, 2013
    • You could be right about that. I want to start doing it more, so maybe I can get used to it.

      March 10, 2013
  36. Incredibly beautiful and definitely worth the trip!

    March 9, 2013
  37. Mel #

    Absolutely stunning. I wish I could have gone with you too. I don’t need the driving hours. The beauty alone would have been the draw.

    March 9, 2013
    • It would be nice to do some trips like this with other photographers. Then you don’t feel rushed.

      March 10, 2013
  38. redshortcomings #

    Reblogged this on Shortcomings and commented:
    such a talented photographer. Her work will inspire you to paint.

    March 10, 2013
  39. Beautiful images…

    March 10, 2013
  40. Spectacular, magic, beautiful photos :)

    March 10, 2013
  41. Incredible, Leanne. Simply mesmerizing. ~Jason

    March 10, 2013
  42. Such gorgeous photos yet again…love the misty effect of the water. Its getting harder and harder to catch sunrise shots now that the days are getting longer. That’s one thing winters good for…late sunrise :-)

    March 10, 2013
    • Yes, that is what I’m waiting for, our shorter days. Then I won’t have to get up so early, but I will have to put up with the cold, but I think I can do that.

      March 10, 2013
  43. beautiful

    March 10, 2013
  44. Aint Life #

    Absolutely beautiful, I love the ethereal look of the water around the rocks in the early morning light.

    March 10, 2013
  45. casagan #

    I specially like the first one…

    March 10, 2013
  46. Very nice work! Looking forward to seeing more from you!

    March 10, 2013
  47. Stunning! You’ve been rewarded with some gorgeous shots for that early start!

    March 10, 2013
  48. Beautiful images. Great coastline.

    March 10, 2013
  49. These are beautiful. Not only the view but also what you have done with them.

    March 10, 2013
  50. Fantastic gallery – stunning photos – it’s like the time stood still and so did the ocean. You’re so talent.
    The top shot is my favorite. Truly beautiful .. every one of them.

    March 10, 2013
  51. I just can’t get over how beautiful these photographs are! Absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing! :-)

    March 10, 2013
  52. wow! these are truly amazing photos :) been wanting to have one of these someday…

    March 10, 2013
  53. Just Great !

    March 10, 2013
  54. Beautiful sunrise Leanne, well done!

    March 10, 2013
  55. Alli #

    You are truly dedicated! These are all wonderful and remind me of our coast here, though I don’t think I ever made it out to see the dawn! I love the feel – the images really take me there.

    March 10, 2013
  56. Some really nice shots! Truly beautiful!

    March 10, 2013
  57. Stunning and spectacular are words too subtle to describe these photographs.

    March 10, 2013
  58. I have been on WordPress for a little while now, and I have followed many people, all in which I am very fussy about. I do not just follow anyone, I have enough crap in my inbox as it is, but I am so looking forward to your next post, and the one after, and the one after that too. I absolutly love your photography!

    March 10, 2013
  59. It was worth the early start to get these stunning photos. Well done Leanne. I can only aspire to take photos as gorgeous as yours one day.

    March 10, 2013
  60. Beautiful pics! I’ve never been to a “real” ocean (years ago I went to Pensacola beach but was told by my retired Navy husband that the Gulf was not “really” the full-fledged ocean, but he was being a poophead.) I am just in awe of the ocean, and pictures like yours make me want to go and see it for myself someday.

    March 10, 2013
    • Oh Becky you must go and take a look and take lots of photos. It is truly spectacular.

      March 10, 2013
  61. Amazing photographs! Can I ask the location?

    March 10, 2013
  62. I want to go here.

    March 10, 2013
  63. Beautiful sunrise shots. Looks like it was definitely worth the drive.

    March 10, 2013
  64. kev kitching #

    Thats just the look and feel I’ve been striving for.

    March 10, 2013
  65. These images are amazing…an almost unearthly feel to them, as though they were taken on a distant planet…very inspirational!

    March 10, 2013
  66. Thanks for checking out my blog! Your photos are inspiring.

    March 10, 2013
  67. This is a truly magnificent series of images.
    Beautifully captured!

    March 10, 2013
  68. daveldman #

    Love the HDR work. I’ve only scratched the surface of that world, so far.

    March 10, 2013
  69. Just thought I’d let you know that on your Genuine Blogger Award, http://justramblinpier.wordpress.com/genuine-blogger-info/, you did not have to list 7 facts about your self. : ) and that your photos are amazing!

    March 10, 2013
  70. Was it the HDR that caused the blurred misty effect, or was it a slow shutter speed, or was there literally mist on the rocks?

    March 10, 2013
    • The blurred effects are from the slow shutter speeds. The sea was pretty rough, so the roughness taken at slow shutter speeds caused that mistiness.

      March 10, 2013
      • What was your Shutter Speed?

        March 10, 2013
  71. Beautiful shots. Makes me want to get up early tomorrow and try for sunrise shots here on the Alabama gulf coast.

    March 10, 2013
  72. Breathtaking and beautiful! !

    March 10, 2013
  73. ajaytao2010 #

    Very Beautiful Pictures

    March 10, 2013
  74. sooooooooo beautiful!!!

    March 10, 2013
  75. Reblogged this on Lily: A Bear With A Bounty Of Sense and commented:
    For those who love photographic art…..and it is an art when does as well as this photographer. I just “tripped” on Leanne Cole’s blog…..now you did, too!

    March 11, 2013
  76. Wow! Fantastic shots!

    March 11, 2013
  77. Leanne Cole Photography,
    I nominated you for the “Best Moment Award” (see my blog: http://typewritersandwine.com). You have beautiful photographs and beautiful words that capture life.
    -Typewriters & Wine

    March 11, 2013
  78. Gorgeous!

    March 11, 2013
  79. oh my wow

    March 11, 2013
  80. These are so gorgeous and otherworldly – they fit right in with your deserted urban studies. Great stuff.

    March 11, 2013
  81. Absolutely breathtaking!

    March 11, 2013
  82. Fantastic photos.

    March 12, 2013
  83. Very, very nice!!!!

    March 14, 2013
  84. The way you made the second shot look is amazing! I kept going back to look at it! HAHA

    March 15, 2013
  85. They have a strong feeling of a primeval world rising out of the ocean. I had bookmarked this months ago thinking I’d like to make a painting similar to these photos, but I never did. Maybe… :)

    June 18, 2013
    • I have never heard of them being described like that, really interesting. Yes, maybe, we all have things like that, ideas and plans, some get done, some don’t. Thank you. :)

      June 18, 2013

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