This mornings Sunrise ( 20 / 12 / 2011 ). It was phenomenal. Taken at the Gold Coast Spit, QLD Australia.

I originally intended to take some pics at the marina, a long exposure Pano, but due to the offshore wind i bailed on that idea to chase the sunrise. So i was screaming along Seaworld Drive up to the Spit once i had made my mind up. Jumped out of the car as i noticed the sky cover, and bolted up the sand dunes to witness this amazing Sunrise. At about 4:30a.m , only a couple of people around also capturing the sunrise, what an awesome way to start the day. The best sunrise i have seen in months, stoked to be alive and living in this paradise.

Canon EOS 450D
Canon EF-S 15-85mm Lens
Kenko CPL Filter
Hitech GND 0.6 Filter
Hitech GND 0.9 Filter
Nodal Ninja Pano Head

15 shot Panorama
5 x Portrait stops
Each with 3 Exp ( -2,0,+2 )

Photomatix hdr
Photoshop CS5 photomerge
Topaz Denoise

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  • Maxwell Campbell
    Maxwell Campbellabout 3 years ago

  • Felix Haryanto
    Felix Haryantoabout 3 years ago

    Amazing sky! great shot Max

  • Thank you very much Felix. Have a good Xmas :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • sunscapes
    sunscapesabout 3 years ago

    Awesome capture Max, love the comp and colour, well done!

  • Thank you very much Simone. A comment from the new Queen of Piers and Jetties is very pleasing………. :-) Big congrats for that by the way, you totally deserve it. Merry Christmas :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • Rashid Latiff
    Rashid Latiffabout 3 years ago

    Awesome detail! Stunning capture! Congratulations!

  • Cheers Rashid, i appreciate your support. Hope you have a great Christmas mate. :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52about 3 years ago

    Stunning capture Maxwell. I wish you and your family a very Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year for 2012.

    Cheers Jude

  • Thanks so much Jude, hope your Xmas break is fantastic. Thanks for all your support through the year, looking forward to 2012. Cheers :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • supergold
    supergoldabout 3 years ago

    wonderful panorama

  • Thanks very much mate, your comments are always appreciated :-) Have a good Xmas.

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • emajgen
    emajgenabout 3 years ago

    Great colours! Lovely shot!

  • I wish you all the best for Xmas Emajgen. Thank you for all your support recently, it has been very much appreciated. :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • Sharon Kavanagh
    Sharon Kavanaghabout 3 years ago

    Certainly is a great way to start the day!!!! Awesome capture and treatment matey….

  • It was an amazing start to the day Sharon. Thanks for all of your support this year, i truly appreciate the features and all of your comments. I wish you all the very best for Xmas and hope 2012 is sensational for you :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations Maxwell – superb image!

    21st December 2011

  • Thanks very much for the feature Bob, it is greatly appreciated. All the best Xmas and 2012. Cheers

    – Maxwell Campbell

  • Paul Hickson
    Paul Hicksonabout 3 years ago

    Wow!! stunning!

  • Thanks very much Paul, i appreciate your comment mate :-)

    – Maxwell Campbell

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