Pre-sunrise at Nudgee Beach. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. by Ralph de Zilva

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Nikon D700 & Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens
Gitzo tripod

Winner in the Wild Oz groups “On The Beach” challenge on on 26.01.2014
Winner of the Landscape Photography groups “By The Sea” challenge on 11.08.2013

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landscape, sunrise

I have always had a love of capturing images and in my early teens took many photographs on my little Kodak camera. I loved the wild open spaces and bird life in particular and longed to be able to be an accomplished photographer. It took ill health and a forced early retirement to re-kindle this love of photography. I am a self-taught amateur photographer who has had no formal training. I take great pride and joy in my work and these days have the time to pursue this wonderful hobby.

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  • Anna Ryan
    Anna Ryanover 3 years ago

    Oh my gosh this is just awesome, like really awesome and cool! Love the ripples! :)

  • Thanks Anna for such a lovely comment.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 3 years ago

    Awwh WOW Ralph, I just love the sand ripples in this! Looks almost metalic! :) Cool shot buddy! :)

    Gabe :)

  • Thanks so much Gabe for the kind words.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

    Gorgeous, Ralph!

  • Thank you David.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsover 3 years ago

    Stunning capture and yes, love those ripples!:))

  • Thank you so much Mary.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • 1keithsart
    1keithsartover 3 years ago

    Beautiful shoot,lovely coloring,great scene.

  • Thanks very much Keith.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 3 years ago

    Brilliant saturation and colour Ralph! Love that deep blue – it really IS the colour of pre-dawn, aye? Fantastic photography!! :))

  • Thanks so much Vicki for the terrific comment. One has got to work very quickly at that time of the day as the light and colours change by the second. I got there in the dark to enable me to get a good spot and set up my tripod.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • SUBI
    SUBIover 3 years ago

    such a stunning photo Ralph, colours are perfect, well done, Sue :)

  • Thank you so much for that, Sue.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartover 3 years ago

    Breathtakingly beautiful Ralph!!!…A superb shot!!!

  • Many thanks Meg for the kind words.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Heather Thorning
    Heather Thorningover 3 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous.Love the colours:)

  • Thanks a lot Heather.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Ralph this is stunning, brilliant work my friend.

  • Thanks so much Andrea for the lovely comment.

    – Ralph de Zilva

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