This one was taken on the 22nd of August 2009 from Elephant Rock at Currumbin beach – a sunrise no photograph can describe. I’m writing this as of 2011, and I still look back at this morning with very fond memories.

Shot using a 450D with a Sigma 10-20 at 10mm.

3 shots – 13s, 2.5s and 1s exposures using F/22 and Iso 100. Exposure blending using Photomatix and processed in CS4.

Big thanks to Stef Dunn for the loan of his Sigma lens for the day, and also to Shelley Warbrooke for doing a splendid job on keeping me awake for the drive!

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Jason Asher is an landscape photographer based in Brisbane, Australia. Jason specialises in producing high-quality images of our natural world, with a strong focus on capturing the beauty and mystery of where Land meets Sea. Jason’s love of nature does not end with the ocean as he aspires to photograph all things natural in his own unique way.

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  • Shelley Warbrooke
    Shelley Warbrookealmost 5 years ago

    THIS is absolutely stunning. Perfect lighting, great colours. I love it!

  • Glad you like it.. thanks for ensuring we survived the drive.. haha :)

    – Jason Asher

  • boinzo
    boinzoalmost 5 years ago

    Mate – this is a cracker. I’d love just a bit more saturation in the sky maybe … just to give it bit more wow factor. Well done!

  • Cheers Stef, can’t be too bad if you approve – I’ll have a play with the sky and see how it goes.

    – Jason Asher

  • PatriciaLM
    PatriciaLMalmost 5 years ago

    Hey Jason absolutely beautiful……. WOW!!!!! one of the best I have seen from elephant rock…. my fav spot on the coast ….. Congrats for a superb capture…. fav for sure….
    Patricia :-)

  • Patricia, thanks so much for the kind words, I’m having a hard time kicking my pride down and keeping it where it belongs :D Glad you like it.. the sunrise this morning was unbeleivable, i’m sure you know what I mean. What a magic place. Cheers again!

    – Jason Asher

  • PatriciaLM
    PatriciaLMalmost 5 years ago

    Yes Jason…. hey it feels so good yea! when you capture such beauty… and you have the record of it!!!!! you celerate such an awesome shot I say! he he he !!!!
    peace :-)

  • Cheers Trish, peace to you sister!

    – Jason Asher

  • PatriciaLM
    PatriciaLMalmost 5 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS….. Patricia :-)

  • Awesome! Thanks again :D

    – Jason Asher

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...almost 5 years ago

    wonderful image, such great colours,dawn

  • Cheers Dawn I’m rather happy about it :)

    – Jason Asher

  • PSL1
    PSL1almost 5 years ago

    A fantastic composition. the colours, details and lighting of high quality, Love the processing.
    Great work – Peter

  • Cheers Peter! I’m pleased you like it.

    – Jason Asher

  • grumpy
    grumpyalmost 5 years ago

    Superb Capture!!!! Fantastic light and color…. Top Shot…

  • Thank you Stevie, it’s great to hear that from you – I’m a fan of your similar work! Very appreciated mate.

    – Jason Asher

  • Melanie Roberts
    Melanie Robertsalmost 5 years ago

    Amazing photo – Don’t change anything about it

  • Thanks Melanie glad you like it! I made a few tweaks earlier today, but it’s final as is now. Thanks for taking a look and take it easy :D

    – Jason Asher

  • vaquera
    vaqueraalmost 5 years ago

    Brilliant, great lightning

  • Thank you :)

    – Jason Asher

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