Reflecting Sands by John Sharp


Small (23.2" x 15.5")

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The wet sands along the Barwon River, reflecting the rising sun and the clouds above.
A combination of clear skies inland, some coastal fog, low tide, water covered sand banks and the rising sun make a marble patterned scene.
Barwon Heads. Victoria.

558 Views: 12 November 2013.

Olympus E-30, Zuiko 12-60mm SWD, 26mm, f/22, 0.3 sec., ISO 100 + ND Filter 0.9
HDR – Three exposures (-1, 0, +1). Processed in Oloneo HDR.


barwon heads, barwon river, sea, sun, sunrise, sand bars, fog, clouds, reflections, marker buoys, hdr

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

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  • naturelover
    natureloverover 1 year ago

    I LOve this, absolutely stunning!! x

  • Hi Pauline. Thanks so much for the nice comment and the Favourite. I was really pleased with this photo, as I was concentrating on the sky with the water below, but when I processed it the reflections and colours were more than I expected.

    – John Sharp

  • © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography
    © Hany G. Jada...over 1 year ago

    Beautiful scene and well captured.

  • Hi Hany. Thanks for the compliments & the visit. Much appreciated.

    – John Sharp

  • Mark Williams
    Mark Williamsover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Hi Mark. Thanks so much for the kind words and the Favourite. I was very pleased with this photo, as I was only expecting clear blue skies when I went out, but nature provided an amazing treat.

    – John Sharp

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 1 year ago

    Wow!! Stunning!!!

  • Hi John. Thanks again for the kind words and the Favourite. This is our local beach, but I was surprised with the light and sky this particular morning. It started out clear, fire red sunrise, then light cloud produced this scenery.

    – John Sharp

  • ketut suwitra
    ketut suwitraover 1 year ago

    nice work John, i love that cloud reflaction on water brilion.

  • Hi ketut. Thanks for the kind words and the Favourite. I was really pleased with it. The cloud cover, the sun, the still water and low tide all helped!

    – John Sharp

  • Graeme Buckland
    Graeme Bucklandover 1 year ago

    Great shot John

  • Hi Graeme. Thanks for the support and the Favourite. It was one of those morning when the unexpected happened down on the river. It started out with clear sky and fire red sunrise, and it all changed! Lucky to be in the right spot for a change.

    – John Sharp

  • Melissa Dickson
    Melissa Dicksonover 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture John :)

  • Hi Melissa. Thanks for your visit and kind words.

    – John Sharp

  • Tracie Louise
    Tracie Louiseover 1 year ago

    Oh WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hi tracielouise. Thanks for the visit and the Favourite. Much appreciated.

    – John Sharp

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 1 year ago

    totally Awesome image,…really stunning,….

  • Hi John. Thank you so much for the kind words and the Favourite. That day was going to be a clear sunny sky morning…but luckily it changed and I was lucky enough to be there to capture it!

    – John Sharp

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    WONDERFUL capture John

  • Hi Larry. Thank you for the compliment and the warm welcome to Natures Paintbrush Group.

    – John Sharp

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