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Taken at dawn at Avoca Beach on the Central Coast of NSW.

Canon 40D.

Series and story here:
Beautiful Sunrise at Avoca Beach – seascape photos, May 2011

I’m so humbled – this image won the Ken Duncan Photo Awards for 2012!


avoca beach, avoca, dawn, sunrise, surfer

My name is Mike Salway and I’m an amateur astronomer and photographer.

I’m the co-founder of the Amateur Astronomy community site, IceInSpace, and my personal blog site and image gallery is at

I love high resolution planetary imaging and deep-space imaging using a telescope, and I love capturing wide field vistas that involve a lovely foreground scene combined with astronomical interest in the sky.

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  • D Byrne
    D Byrnealmost 3 years ago

    Excellent colours and cool silhouette, nice one.

  • Mark Richards
    Mark Richardsalmost 3 years ago

    WOW, wow, wow!! what a brilliant and beautiful scene & capture Mike! Terrific in every way.

  • Shelley Warbrooke
    Shelley Warbrookealmost 3 years ago

    Mike, this is just beautiful! Love the rocks in the foreground with the waves crashing against them and that sky…wow!

  • Adri  Padmos
    Adri Padmosalmost 3 years ago

    Brilliant image, Mike!

  • NikonJohn
    NikonJohnalmost 3 years ago

    Cool pose in silhouette against an awesome sky!

  • Mike Salway
    Mike Salwayalmost 3 years ago

    Thanks so much for your comments, really appreciated.

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanalmost 3 years ago

    ♥♥♥CONGRATULATIONS on having your image Featured in the Newcastle NSW, Lake Macquarie & Surrounding Region group …. thank you sincerely for adding your work to the group♥♥♥

  • © Hany G. Jadaa © Prince John Photography
    © Hany G. Jada...over 2 years ago

    What an ammmazing photo! Great capture and sense of perspective.

  • Mike Salway
    Mike Salwayover 2 years ago

    Thanks Bev and Hany. I’m glad you like it.

  • Kevin McGeeney
    Kevin McGeeneyover 2 years ago

    fantastic work Mike!

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