Monthly Archives: April 2010

Sunset this morning

As you blog readers know, I went to Heron yesterday for a wedding.  I woke up at about 4.11am gladstone time this morning (god bless you birds of Heron Island).   I had planned to do the sunrise thing anyway, so I got myself sorted out and got my little torch and took off in darkness over to shark bay end of the island.  So, I feel like I am in an episode of LOST trudging through the bush, was waiting for that thing to come and get me. It was a little better when I got to the sand, the little sandcrabs kept me amused during my walk.. some of them were not so little though!

Anyway, I am a people photographer and I have never really tried landscapes with my photographer hat on.  I mean we all are capable of snapping a beautiful scene that has been dished up right in front of eyes right?  So I went out with the intention of hopefully finding Heron had something to give me this morning. And it did.  I can’t recall the last time I sat and watched the sun come up – because I am not a morning person… well not until my 5th cup of coffee anyways. I am a little suprised I was able to function at all, but here is what I came up with

kellie blinco photography,Heron island


This one I got before the sun had showed it’s face.  It was just about to peek over the horizon. As you can see it was shot on a a very slow shutter speed.

kellie blinco photography,Heron island

This one obviously as the sun was on it’s way up.  *sigh* I wish I could make it up to see more sunrises.

kellie blinco photography,Heron island

 I turned and looked  to the right of the sunrise, what we had here was some nice pink hues popping through.

kellie blinco photography,Heron island


And the sunrise in full swing.

Now I will stick to people photography, but it was nice to try something a little different.  I wouldn’t say no though if anyone wanted me to fly to some other exotic location to do this.  I survived the trek in the dark and even functioned without coffee and got to witness a senstaion Heron Island sunrise… what a great morning :)

Will be posting my pics from Natasha & Simons wedding soon!