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The most easterly point in Australia! More Byron Bay Series, Vicki Ferrari Photography

This shot is AS IS (bar the signature) and was taken looking down from the lighthouse (tourist area), into the ocean – quite an angle to the tripod! This was as wide as I could get it, considering the angle! See below for more information.
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Images from Gold Coast Queensland

(Please excuse me for being lazy by writing all of this in one description. It will fit with all the photographs in this series)

These images were taken at Byron Bay Lighthouse, New South Wales, Australia back in 2004. The photographs were shot at night, on a full moon, close to midnight, which is why you can see stars in the sky, a passing ship has its light on, and it also explains the lack of bright reflection on the surface of the ocean. The experimental portraits were taken firing my Sunpak 4500DX flash (handheld), often over and over. Where there are two people (I have deliberately blurred the other person’s face, as a courtesy!) in the image, one of them being me, we had to sit very, very still (difficult for me to do!!) – not smiling (or talking, again hard to do!) as to hold the same smile for an extended period of time can be difficult and if you move your mouth, you get blur. Of course, this explains why those old nostalgic portraits from yesteryear tend to make you think the subjects weren’t that happy! I will also be doing some creative adjustments using Photoshop but will be including that information in the Technical Data.

Hope you like this series!

Tech; Nikon D70, July 2004, Close to Midnight, Tripod, Focal 92mm, F4.5, 30second exposure, Original JPEG
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Comments

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago

    fantastic work,

  • Thanks Scott!
    Cheers, Vicki :))

    – Vicki Ferrari

  • rosson1
    rosson1over 5 years ago

    Wow!!! What a terrific series Vicki…allows all of us to explore your talent and you’ve come up trumps with all of these:)

  • Ta Ralph, very sippirtive of you!!! And thank you for your kind comments! Cheers, Vicki :))

    – Vicki Ferrari

  • Caroline Gorka
    Caroline Gorkaover 5 years ago

    Lovely work..with really nice perspective

  • Thanks Carolilne, glad that you like it!
    Cheers, Vicki :))

    – Vicki Ferrari

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 5 years ago

    Excellent work Vicki

  • Thanks Joy! Cheers, Vicki :))

    – Vicki Ferrari

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorover 5 years ago

    this is incredible!!!! :)

  • Thanks Karin, I am glad you think so! It has taken a good dose of motivational salts to find all of these old images!
    Cheers! Vicki :))

    – Vicki Ferrari

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 5 years ago


    CONGRATULATIONS!!

  • Thank you terezadelpilar… what a great honour!
    Cheers, Vicki :))

    – Vicki Ferrari

  • NeilAlderney
    NeilAlderneyover 5 years ago

    top image

  • Thank you Neil! Cheers, Vicki :))

    – Vicki Ferrari

  • Alana Ranney
    Alana Ranneyover 5 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thanks Alana! Cheers, Vicki :))

    – Vicki Ferrari

  • talidepablos
    talidepablosover 5 years ago

    beautiful work, it almost looks like the sky, it gives an spiritual feeling, I love what you’ve done

  • Thank you T! I never noticed that before but now I can see what you say, about the sky! Thanks for that!
    Cheers, Vicki :))

    – Vicki Ferrari

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 5 years ago

    I feel like I’m falling in a dream!!!!! What a magnificent image!!!!

  • Thanks Lois! You are so kind! It was pitch black, bar the full moon and I didn’t want to lean the camera (on the tripod) too far over the fence that stops people from falling off the cliff! I have got a funny one with my face in it, i will include in the series, when I get organised (yeah right… sure… organised? what’s that?!!)….
    Cheers, Vicki :))

    – Vicki Ferrari

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