The North end of Maroubra is one of the most photographed portion of Sydney’s coastline, but sunrises like this one are rare. The combination with the right tides and sea conditions is a one in a year opportunity. The rocks were wet enough to reflect the intense red and yellow colours and this small arch seemed to come out of the landscape like I have never seen it before.
To produce this image I used a Nikon D800e and a wide angle lens (Nikkor 16-35mm). The D800 does well with dynamic scenes and I could get a well balanced image using graduated neutral density filters. The post processing includes slight exposure adjustments using luminosity masks in Photoshop, as well as corrections in colour balance, saturation, and sharpness. The result is a very colourful image, probably the most colourful within my recent photographs, but a testimony to the intensity and drama of that particular morning.