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!

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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 mikesalway.com.au

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 Byrneover 3 years ago

    Excellent colours and cool silhouette, nice one.

  • Mark Richards
    Mark Richardsover 3 years ago

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

  • Shelley Warbrooke
    Shelley Warbrookeover 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 Padmosover 3 years ago

    Brilliant image, Mike!

  • NikonJohn
    NikonJohnover 3 years ago

    Cool pose in silhouette against an awesome sky!

  • Mike Salway
    Mike Salwayover 3 years ago

    Thanks so much for your comments, really appreciated.

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanover 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 3 years ago

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

  • Mike Salway
    Mike Salwayover 3 years ago

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

  • Kevin McGeeney
    Kevin McGeeneyover 3 years ago

    fantastic work Mike!

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