First Rays on the Rock Shelf by John Sharp

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The first rays of the sun lit up the rock shelf at Skene’s Creek, as life begins to start the day.
A short distance from Apollo Bay, surfers catch the few waves, people walking dogs along the beach and one other photographer strolls along the shore taking dawn photos.
Skene’s Creek. Great Ocean Road. Australia.
521 Views: 11 March 2014.

Olympus E-30, Zuiko 7-14mm, 7mm, f22, 4 sec., ISO 100.
HDR – Three exposures (-1, 0, +1). Processed in Oloneo HDR.


sunrise, dawn, long time exposure, wide angle, rock shelf, moving water, sea, ocean, apollo bay, skenes creek, great ocean road

I enjoy photography and love the freedom that digital photography allows you. I enjoy photographing landscapes, coastal scenes and nature.

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  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderabout 2 years ago


  • Thank you John.

    – John Sharp

  • CRose
    CRoseabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations on your well-deserved Feature!
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  • Thank you. Very much appreciated.

    – John Sharp

  • Esther  Moliné
    Esther Molinéabout 2 years ago

    fantastic landscape shot, great angle!

  • Hi Esther. Thanks for the visit and comment. Much appreciated.

    – John Sharp

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful shot John.

  • Hi Warren. Thanks for the visit and the Favourite. It was a cold fine morning, but even then I wasn’t alone. Well worth the early rise.

    – John Sharp

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteabout 2 years ago

    Outstanding John.

  • Hi Julie. Thanks for the visit and the Favourite. It is a lovely area of coast along the Great Ocean Road. Fascinating rock platforms at every point.

    – John Sharp

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    Nice capture John

  • Thank you Larry. Much appreciated.

    – John Sharp

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