This sunrise is from one of Sydney’s famous beaches “Bronte Beach“. I was standing above the rocks as a couple of surfers were out catching the waves that rolled in from the Pacific Ocean. They must have been having the time of their lives, surfing on liquid gold. Out on the Headland you can see some houses that get this magical view 24/7 all year round, so jealous!

Spring in Sydney is a wonderful time to do seascape photography and I’m hoping to share many more images of its famous beaches. Some of the more popular ones include Manly, Bondi, Palm, Whale and Clovelly Beach.

So watch this space for many more Sydney seascape images this summer!

Software Used:

The bulk of the editing on this image was done using OnOne Photosuite  where I can do everything from stylising the image to resizing it ready for printing.

OnOne Photosuite the complete collection of photo editing software from OnOne.

Editing Technique:

I shot a series of images on my Sony A7r so that I could use HDR “Luminance Masks” editing techniques. If you are after some really comprehensive video tutorials on the technique check out Jimmy Mcintyres tutorials. The power in Luminance masks lies in your ability to control the light in the shadows and highlights as you can see my image here.

– Luminance Masks and HDR Video Tutorials– A series of tutorials by Jimmy Mcintyre that will change your workflow forever. Powerful, informative and well priced- definitely worth a look.

Photo Location:

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Cheers Luke


Sony A7r


Nikkor 14-24mm

Focal Length




Shutter Speed

1.3, 2.5 and 6.0 seconds



HDR info

3 bracket HDR, edited using Luminance Masks


18 Nov, 2014




Bronte Beach, Sydney Australia

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